Dear Linda, I was in the Army and we can get more than that in! Be over soon to fill it up for you! However the wife is into some cocktail at the moment called "Blue Lagoon," I am sure Cherie knows what it is, she knows most alcoholic things! So I was sent out to get the stuff for this weird Caribbean rum drink. I like beer and wine not something that is blue and full of ice. You only give ice to polar bears!
I have created a Our Chat Room on ATP for us to have a quiet place to discuss gardening and other things on it is at http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/11820/Our-Chat-Room/
Who may I ask is going to be first!
Dear Linda, neither had I until I was ordered out by e-mail to get the stuff to make this cocktail. It is basically blue curacao with Caribbean white rum and other bits. It looks most strange to me, but the ball and chain likes it!
Thank you for being second on the new "Our Chat Room" on ATP. http://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/11820/Our-Chat-Room/
Hello Neil and everyone, so sorry for being so absent lately! It is summer and I am outside as much as possible... also so busy with our RV Park, and at the Pub I work at, and traveling for Tony's Motorcycle Trials competitions, and also I got to go visit my (31 year old) son in Los Angeles! So I've just read through about 10 pages worth or so!
Neil, Tony is now President of our new Chapter of ITSA, which is International Twin Shock Association. I'm pretty sure Neil knows about motorcycle trials competitions, but for those of you who don't, it is one of the more demanding motorcyle disciplines... not a race but a competition of skill and balance and control. I call it motorcycle ballet. In ITSA, all bikes are welcome, but most of the riders ride vintage bikes from the 60's and 70's. We are hosting a competition here in our town next weekend!
It has been a sad weekend here in our small town of 900 people. We have two 'watering holes' in town, one is the Pub that I work in (beer and wine and GREAT pizzas), the other is called the Hollywood bar, and it is kind of a dive bar, but has always been home to every kind of person, from bikers to retirees. The building is over 100 years old, and it burned down Thursday night. The Hollywood is one of the very things that kept us coming back to Dolores before we moved here... great people and good pool games! It has been an institution in town for many, many years. It's a bit like losing an old friend. The cause of the fire is suspicious. It had better not have been started by a local, or no doubt they will not only go to jail, they would be run out of town as well! The bar had digital cameras everywhere which can be seen by computer, so hopefully the owner will be able to see what happened. You can really sadden an entire town by taking away their bar!
I hope everyone's weather is getting better. Ours is lovely today, and the gardens are happy.
Dear Brenda, we have a lot of trials over here and on the TV to watch. It is a great day out to go and see it. I was into motocross, enduro and finally Road Racing before I hit a straw bale at high speed!
They do trials for cars as well and hill climbs, which is the oldest motor sport known. Sorry about the pub, what a blow to morale. As it is only 100 years old they can rebuild it, if it was 600 years old they might have some difficulty, as the craftsmanship to do ours is unfortunately a thing of the past now.
One hopes Tony is OK? As mother is not too well, I am popping over to do them Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, which is my fathers favourite thing, except from a Scotch to wash it down with, of course.
We are having lamb today as I love that as well, with Yorkshire pudding naturally. I have been making pizzas, homemade of course, they are lovely but a bit fattening to say the least.
There is to be another fly past for the Olympic closing ceremony, but they will not tell us what or who is doing it.
Doris please pass my Best Wishes on to Jamie.
Dear Brenda, my mother is just suffering from arthritis and many other complaints brought on by old age. Most people have gotten out of the way of the Olympic games and gone away. My nieces are in Turkey and moaning about the heat as it is well over 120 F there. Apart from that just cooking some things for Sarah to take to work in the week for her Dinner.
The sites have been very quiet lately, all over.
Afternoon everyone. Doris, thanks for the update on Jaime. Please let her know she is dearly missed, and sending lots of prayers for a speedy recovery.
Neil, hope your Mom is doing better also, I know the home cooked meals always make them feel better.
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Back on to cooking tonight so some Shepard's pie, and another beef cobbler. It is cold and wet here so I am also doing some mushroom soup. The ham is finished cooking for sandwiches, so now I have to make the bread in the morning. Although it is not scone weather, my homemade strawberry jam looks great, so I might make some of them as I have cream, and plenty of tea!
Depends how it goes as the oven will be on I might even treat myself, to some of that!
Linda got some good and cheap German wine today. It looks OK as it is Piersporter so should be alright.
Nancy, Phoenix is not talking to Archie for barking at me.
p.s. might even make a Lancashire Hot Pot if it gets colder.
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