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  1. Snow is in the forecast for my region tonight......Looking forward to waking up to white.
  2. Merry Christmas to one and all. It's almost bedtime here and me and DS have had a great day, cooking eating and laughing at the Cat.The poor wee thing is plum tuckered out after kicking seven bells out of his new toy all day.
  3. For me flu and respiratory infections are my worst nightmare. DS had major thoracic surgery a couple years ago so his lung function somewhat compromised now. The worst part? because of the surgery, he can no longer take Tamiflu. Luckily he has the constitution of an Ox and is rarely ill. I'm the one who goes down with stuff...
  4. You could always spin this to your advantage Sassenach. Now you know you have holes in this area of your prep, it could be a great way to mitigate the problem and get you thinking about plugging the holes. If you have a vehicle how about making up a small ultralight camping kit to keep in it? What can you do to improve your chances by stashing a bit more kit somewhere else or having a good walk round your neighbourhood for things to possibly scavenge en route. This could give you some ideas what to carry. Just a thought I've given this a bit more thought, and have decided that I will stic
  5. More cold and rain...*sigh* Lights are on during the day now.
  6. Well, apart from the fact I don't drive I might fare better than most. All my camping gear, some of my food stores, heaters, paraffin(kerosene?) tools and other necessary stuff is stored in the shed as I have limited inside storage. My camping gear is all lightweight backpacking type that I carry when I go on holiday. I might have to cheat and put the Cats Box on wheels though. Is that allowed?
  7. I find that wetting a pan scourer then rubbing well with household soap and then sprinkling on a good amount of Bicarbonate of Soda and some elbow grease works very well. You may have to go at it a couple of times. Have the jars in really hot water to help soften the glue and expect to bin the scourer when you've done.
  8. I'd split a sum up into smaller lots too. Some in a pocket, purse stuffed down your sock tucked inside a hat, taped to the inside of a belt one or two hidden pockets in your coat. At home, I like Canning jars
  9. Ya know, the more I read of this Obama don't care, the more I'm glad of the NHS. It may not be perfect, but at least everyone, from the vagrant on the street corner to HM The Queen has access to first rate medical care. I can't get my head round what you folks have to pay for healthcare.
  10. One of the best presents I've ever seen a couple of little girls enjoy was a box full of 'dress up' stuff. They were kept amused for hours on the day of giving and went back to it on a regular basis. Things were added to freshen it up and things were removed as they wore out and looked tired.
  11. It's just me, my grown up son and a hooligan Cat now, so we just have a tree, although whether that will survive the Cat is debatable. I no longer give presents to any adults expept my son, just the kids and I haven't sent cards for several years, I donate the money to charity instead. We celebrate quietly eat too much and generally slob out.
  12. Have 12 pints of Chilli on the go today. I think that will be about it for a while. No more room in storage until we eat some of it!
  13. Canned 8 pints of Spaghetti sauce with meat. Great to have on standby when I don't feel much like cooking.
  14. It's still cold, wet and miserable over this side of the pond. Had some foggy days too. Typical November weather in England.
  15. I think it may have been insufficient headspace. And yes, I've made a note to self also about tipping jars! Thanks for the replies.
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