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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Satisfying work that isn't it? I've never had much luck with beefsteak tomatoes either. I think they a longer season to mature.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed. A quiet down time. Me time. A time to lose oneself and reflect/contemplate.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Driving into Enniskillen on Tuesday there was a song on the radio 'Summer, the first time' (I think). It starts 'It was a hot afternoon, last day of June and the sun was a demon'. Ken Bruce made us laugh with a remark about how tacky that song appeared. I thought nothing more about it until this morning. I glanced at the calendar and said 'it's the last day of June'. Dave said 'that guy would never have written that song if he'd lived in Fermanagh!' Laughing

Walter de la Mare wrote 'Alas that June should fade .... So rich yet fugitive a pageantry.' Seems he too never spent June in Fermanagh!

It started so well, our garden had never looked so good. Everything was growing well, the tomatoes and peas were shooting up and I had a promising number of flower buds on the roses. 29 days later, it looks like the Somme! Leaves are shredded, the roses have 'balled' and several have blackspot.

Wherever did we get the idea is that June = Summer? In Japan they call it the rainy season. I remember in England we had the Potter's Fortnight off school - last week in June, first week in July. Rain first week, fine the next.

It can only get better, right? How was your June?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turned out to be not such a bad day. 😊 Got a lot of bits and bobs done and helped Dave build the fruit cage. Never know, we might have it done before having the birds finish off the rasberries!

Tea tonight - Fermanagh's best! Pat's Black Bacon with the first of our Charlottes and some broad beans, kale and parsley sauce.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black bacon?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the way it's cured. Don't know why they call it that. But it is bacon as it used to be - not a pan full of salt water and pink flabby meat. He raises his pigs on an island in the lough. Tastes wonderful! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Returned from a 3 week break in UK. Boy am I glad to get back. It was lovely seeing the family but its been horrendously hot reaching 30 at times. Plus the traffic and just rude people. Its lovely to get back to sanity.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or what passes for sanity? Very Happy Good to have you back!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh its sanity Sue. Couldn't believe the traffic and so very rude people are. Pushing and shoving and not getting there any quicker. Lovely to get back to courtesy and friendliness.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I do agree, I was just being facetious.

My three friends from my college years are all coming over for a few days in August. I can't wait to show them around.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have the same in our rented cottage. We have people come and say.... We are always up at the crack of dawn = curtains still drawn at 10. We know all the roads we don't need a sat-nav = Were lost can you get us back.
Also being very wary of the friendliness of people especially waving in the car and people they've never met before stopping to talk. Personally I love it and to me its Ireland
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. Example - last trip back to England, saw someone in town that I'd been at school with for 7 years - blank stare. Last week in Enniskillen bumped into a lady who treated us like long lost friends, who was she? She was the mother of a friend's friend who we had met once at the friend's house. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am such a happy bunny, I just had to comment. I spent most of last week decorating the lounge and am pretty tired, my shoulder and neck are playing up. So this morning I decided to have a day off and do nothing!

On the way down to feed the fish I walked past the stone we had left for the ditch. 'Oh, go on then I'll move a barrow or two'. 12 barrows later, ditch filled (almost) pile of stoned, gone, surrounding area tidy. I spotted some meadowsweet in the ditch, picked some and made cordial.

Now I'm sitting watching the Open highlights sipping homemade cordial and glancing out of the window to a distinct lack of stone! Ah, bliss! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have often wondered if I could grow ginger here, in Fermanagh. Today I found a couple of pieces of ginger in the bottom of the veg basket (totally forgot they were there). I know it's the wrong time of year, but what the heck, I'm going to try.

Sorry if the pic is a little fuzzy, the kindle camera is not the best in artificial light. There is a big fat juicy bud on each piece. Here goes! Very Happy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Batten down the hatches folks, it is going to be rough.
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