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  • Horizon

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    Not looking forward to it. My bedroom is west facing and at night it gets far too hot.<X
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Gardening Topic.
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    When I jet washed all my patios several weeks ago, I blasted out quite a bit of the cement between the slabs, but as for me and DIY, well....;), it's about as good as my cooking skills.

    At least I'm okay at gardening. Just plonk the things in the ground,…
  • Heero Yuy

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    Very pleasant down here too. Rather chilly first thing though. Brace yourself, the heat is back at the weekend and it's going to last so they say.
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    I was doing so well with my cooking earlier in the year. As per my earlier posts and pictures in this thread, I was trying out all the recipes here and bought loads of different ingredients, but for now its back to mixing different packets of stuff…
  • Heero Yuy

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Gardening Topic.
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    I've been out for a couple of hours slowly removing ivy from the brick edgings round my paths and drive. Things are a lot wider now. ^^


    Still some to do and also the edging round the grass in the side garden. I've rather let things go and it shows. Some…
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Gardening Topic.
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    Out early this morning watering my gardens as I didn't do it last night and at lunchtime, I mowed and edged the lawns and did some tidying up after some windy weather.

    My tesco plants (the cheapest out of everything I bought) are looking great, but…
  • Heero Yuy

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    (Quote from Horizon)

    I might if it's got a yellow label, otherwise my only concession to ready made is tinned water chestnuts and tinned bamboo shoots as fresh are not yet readily available. I prefer to use freshly sliced vegetables as that keeps the…
  • Horizon

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    A cooler day today in London than yesterday, but still very pleasant with broken sunshine and a some wind.
  • I've mentioned about this before, but this move by Tesco is similar to the vertical integration going on in the media world between media companies merging with telecoms and tech companies.

    The supermarkets will eventually control the entire food…
  • Bro

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    Funny that the US largest trade deficit is with..............China.....where they outsource American jobs (depressing the American economy....and pollution).....to then import finished products, many electrical to increase their own per capita…
  • My brother pointed out to me that the microwave Uncle Ben's rice I get is double the price of the Tesco's own brand rice. Until he pointed it out on the shelves, I never even noticed Tesco sold their own brand version before.

    I think Tesco needs to be…
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    Heero's a serious cook.:thumbup:8)

    But as far as stir frys go, I buy the packet veg too.
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread My argument against Brexit.
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    Good question Bro.


    I don't know when the rot started, but perhaps its now time to stem it and Brexit will help.
  • Heero Yuy

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    (Quote from Ron Manager)

    I had bought them to be oven roasted, bone in, but then I needed a couple of chicken thighs chopped into smallish pieces for the Japanese dish so out came the bone.
  • Ron Manager

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    (Quote from Heero Yuy)

    Blimey life's far too short for that, we buy ours already skinned and boned. 8)
  • (Quote from Heero Yuy)

    I agree the brand stuff is far too expensive and tastes exactly the same as shops own brands which is always much cheaper, why would anyone by the brand stuff other than for snobbish reasons.
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    That's the issue I have with the big supermarkets: Too much choice and often the brands are ridiculously expensive. I mean why would you spend over a pound on a branded tin of chopped tomatoes when on the same shelf there's one for…
  • Rob Alka

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    (Quote from Bro)

    I think you're right that Trump is basking in a trend of rising employment that was already in force during Obama's reign. I can't lay my hands on data that refers to the more recent rise in employment among blue collars - yet steel…
  • Fidget

    Replied to the thread Horizon's Cookery Class.
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    Sounds good, although a little too spicy for my tastes. We enjoy a stir fry, usually with chicken or pork, but I cheat and buy the vegetable stir fry packs from the supermarket.

    I once had a go at growing my own bean sprouts, and they were ok. I may…
  • Horizon

    Replied to the thread The Great Repeal Bill.
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    House of Lords PASS landmark Brexit Bill but Peers struggle not to laugh when THIS happens

    (Quote from Daily Express)

    Brexit: Bill approved after May sees off rebellion

    (Quote from BBC News)

    Oh blast:!::S After following this Bill from the beginning, I missed…