The sentence was brilliant Hayden, but the smurfs kicked out all the serfs! Well good for them!
Let's face it, the serfs were probably just a little bit boring
Working this morning with my friend the tree surgeon who very kindly offered me the loan of his No2 lawnmower until I can find a suitable one to purchase. Involved a 50 mile round trip up the dale to collect it and he'd changed his mind when I got there so I now have his No 1 lawnmower! Method behind his madness is that it's the same make as the one i have which died so I'm up to speed with using it AND it's been giving him no end of trouble so if it blows up (again!!) he doesn't have the anxiety
It's a different model to mine, is self-driven (I wish!) and has a roller so it does stripes. All my clients are going to want STRIPES now.....aagh! It's also about twice the size and weight of mine so just about killed me this afternoon. When you're young you can work till you ache all over, have a nice bath and wake up feeling OK in the morning. After a while you get stronger, ache less and grow fitter. That's the bugger about getting old. It's not like that any more
Talked up a storm about lawnmowers and my friend and I both decided that Briggs and Stratton engines are not for us any longer. In case our opinions of the modern B&S engines (no longer the reliable product made in the UK and watchword for quality) are libellous, I will refrain from stating them here. Suffice to say, I intend to try for a decent, affordable Honda mower this time!! They are out there. Finding one might be interesting.
Huge investment is a lawnmower!
Jeez, I could bore for Britain about them
Chilli and Catchup, I'm aching to get some seeds sown but we've had some hard frosts over a few nights recently so I'll bide my time for a few days. Peas are still my favourite things. Beets too (have you come across golden and candy-striped ones Susanne? Yummy and pretty!) and lots of green beans and carrots. I've a big garden but not much time in it so I only grow things we love to eat and which are hard to find or very dear to buy. Not trying to grow potatoes after last year...oh dear!
Tony, your recipe sounds like something I might try one day. I've never got the point of avocados (or aubergines!!) on their own but in guacamole they're lovely.
Does anyone else think a thread for recipes would be good?