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15 hours ago, Harry Peterson said:

I'm sorry to hear that, Ardennais, but from what I gather (and it's based solely on media coverage - please correct me if I'm wrong) the Welsh NHS has an even bigger problem that the English NHS, and that goes back to pre-Covid days.

Just to let you know Harry that further to yesterday's multiple discussions, the media coverage, the general beating up of GPs and GP surgeries, as of 11.30am today no-one has heard anything official from the government or NHS England.  Nothing.  We are in the dark as always but ready to fight the good fight!  Have a good day and best wishes.  Jane.x

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17 hours ago, yorkshirephil said:

We only ever use plain, but that is how we like them, a friend always uses 3 eggs with the standard ratio of other ingredients. Whatever floats your boat.

James Martin recommended 4 eggs the last time I saw him do Yorkshire puddings on TV.

 

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21 minutes ago, majortom10 said:

James Martin recommended 4 eggs the last time I saw him do Yorkshire puddings on TV.

 

The egg is in ratio to the flour and milk you will see James Martin using 3 eggs in some of his shows.

All down to the amount you want to make really ,I sometimes make spare batter for pancakes etc  so will use more eggs and flour and the liquids .

 

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It is a cold 10°C but sunny.

When I ring my GP surgery there is a 3 minutes introduction and it says reception staff are authorised to ask questions to guide us to the best treatment either nurse,phone or doctor and what times to ring for test results, appointments or general enquiries.

It is usually 2-5 days waiting time for telephone or face to face appointments.

Masks to be worn,hands to be sanitised and social distancing in the waiting room.

Graham.

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After heavy rain overnight its now very bright and sunny. I am having to almost have a lie down after my next door neighbour came to ask to borrow my wheel barrow. Then spent 15 minutes telling me it was about time I had done something with my garden as it let the street down. Never mind I bought the worst house on the street have spent a fortune on it with a dumb ass builder who turned up when he thought he would and then oh yes Covid. Until to day he has never even said hello. I almost snatched my wheelbarrow back. Plus who the heck can see my garden unless they peer out of their upstairs windows - obviously him. 

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A nippy start here, only 7oC at 09:30 when we went out with a chill in the air, now a toasty 12oC in lovely sun. We have been to Bradford today, years since we last went. probably be years before we go again. Bradford architecture is quite spectacular and well worth seeing, it is such a shame some of our once great cities are declining.

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The winding knob fell out of my watch on Monday,it cost over 200 quid so I took it into the village jewellers,he said  he would have to send it away.Went there today and it was all finished and working.15 euro Signor.What the hell,how does he make money.

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51 minutes ago, yorkshirephil said:

A nippy start here, only 7oC at 09:30 when we went out with a chill in the air, now a toasty 12oC in lovely sun. We have been to Bradford today, years since we last went. probably be years before we go again. Bradford architecture is quite spectacular and well worth seeing, it is such a shame some of our once great cities are declining.

It’s been a beautiful day today in North Wales, a bit of a chill in the air but blue sky and sunshine. We even paddled in the sea at Colwyn Bay 😊

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Not been around much, as been feeling low, but have been lurking and reading everyone's posts. 

 

It's been bright and sunny down here all day to today and a pleasant 14oC and has been nice all week.

 

Had yesterday and today off work, but haven't done anything exciting, just spent them catching up on various chores. At least I've got all the ironing done.

 

Work finishes in another couple of weeks as the hotel is going to be closed for redevelopment, so have spent some of the time looking for another job and have applied for two, so fingers crossed🤞.

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2 hours ago, Eddie99 said:

I’m eligible for my booster jab from tomorrow but have heard nothing.  I asked at the surgery when I got my flu jab 2 weeks ago but they have heard nothing from ''higher up''.

Our 2nd rescheduled flu vaccinations are due on November 3rd. When they phoned I asked about having our covid booster at the same time, which would be due November 1st. I was told that the surgery wouldn't be doing them, and we would have to go to a local vaccination hub when contacted.

Avril

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1 hour ago, ccpm said:

After heavy rain overnight its now very bright and sunny. I am having to almost have a lie down after my next door neighbour came to ask to borrow my wheel barrow. Then spent 15 minutes telling me it was about time I had done something with my garden as it let the street down. Never mind I bought the worst house on the street have spent a fortune on it with a dumb ass builder who turned up when he thought he would and then oh yes Covid. Until to day he has never even said hello. I almost snatched my wheelbarrow back. Plus who the heck can see my garden unless they peer out of their upstairs windows - obviously him. 

Tell him if it bothers him so much that all help would be greatly appreciated. 

You don't have to be as polite as that, but you get the gist😁

Avril

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1 hour ago, ccpm said:

After heavy rain overnight its now very bright and sunny. I am having to almost have a lie down after my next door neighbour came to ask to borrow my wheel barrow. Then spent 15 minutes telling me it was about time I had done something with my garden as it let the street down. Never mind I bought the worst house on the street have spent a fortune on it with a dumb ass builder who turned up when he thought he would and then oh yes Covid. Until to day he has never even said hello. I almost snatched my wheelbarrow back. Plus who the heck can see my garden unless they peer out of their upstairs windows - obviously him. 

 

I feel your pain!  Many years ago, when my son was small, I befriended a newcomer into our pretty village (did well in Best Kept Village competitions).  She was a district nurse who smoked, drank, wasn't fond of housework and could quote chunks of Shakespeare - she was quite a character and she made me laugh.  She also had 3 children under 5 and a husband who might just as well have been absent.  Within a few months of moving in, she had a visit from one of our parish councillors to welcome her, or so she thought.  In actual fact, it was to tell her that she was letting the village down by the state of her house from the road.  Mind, you she did have a toilet seat flat against the front window along with all the other stacked boxed 😂

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13 minutes ago, Adawn47 said:

I was told that the surgery wouldn't be doing them, and we would have to go to a local vaccination hub when contacted.

My wife is in the same position. Our surgery gave her the number of the local hub - she gave them a ring. They already had all her details and would be in touch  with her once the 6 months since her last jab had elapsed. So, in fact, the system seems  pretty organised. 

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2 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

Tell him if it bothers him so much that all help would be greatly appreciated. 

You don't have to be as polite as that, but you get the gist😁

Avril

He was very lucky I didn't snatch my wheel barrow back. His garden is just a lawn and a few bits here and there, not a possible gold winner at Chelsea by any means. Having not worked for a while I have lost the knack of taking someone down very politely. Never mentioned my wreck of a front garden. He is going to get a surprise there as it is being professionally landscaped. Its an odd shape, the drive is gravel which I hate as it ruins my shoe heels and I am the corner plot so its a wrap round area which is beyond me. So I am using some of my premium bond money to get it done and it will have the works. BUT he is not having a loan of anything from me again.

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1 hour ago, grapau27 said:

Today's lunch.

It is National Grouch day today.

Wishing everyone a safe and nice weekend.

Graham.

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I was tad worried there for a minute until I got to the end of our post. I thought you'd had a cat for lunch.😌

Avril

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2 hours ago, Adawn47 said:

I was tad worried there for a minute until I got to the end of our post. I thought you'd had a cat for lunch.😌

Avril

Thanks Avril.

I meant to post the food picture first and realised when it was to late to change the order of the photos.

Graham.

 

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5 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Thanks Avril.

I meant to post the food picture first and realised when it was to late to change the order of the photos.

Graham.

 

Chips and Garlic Bread, Graham!  Matron will not be pleased. 

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3 minutes ago, wowzz said:

Sorry Graham - please don't say it was smothered in cheese!

It was but I left the cheese and bacon smothering but enjoyed the barbecue sauce.

It was the only chicken on the Brewers fayre menu Wowzz.

Pauline had the sweet potato curry which she enjoyed.

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5 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

It was but I left the cheese and bacon smothering but enjoyed the barbecue sauce.

It was the only chicken on the Brewers fayre menu Wowzz.

Pauline had the sweet potato curry which she enjoyed.

Well done for leaving the cheese and bacon !

Matron and I are just making sure you don't slip off your diet when you eat out in those posh Brewers Fayres. 

Please try and avoid the Hungry Horse restaurants! 

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Morning all, my day in the office yesterday and I was horrified to discover it was quite dark when I left home😔 Not happy at all, it was nowhere near dark 2 weeks ago, winter is coming!

Walked home in quite warm sunshine though.

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