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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2009, 08:01 PM »
I like spiders but there was a humongus (can't spell it) one last night and cos the cat was eyeing it up my husband put it in the glass and put it outside

That seems a bit harsh. I'm surprised that you found a jar large enough.

Or have you got a small cat?
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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2009, 08:06 PM »
 ;D ha yes when you read it again it does look like the cat but please don't ring the nspca.

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2009, 09:49 PM »
"We don't want blood all over the lawn and the hounds are fagged out from yesterdays Jehovah's witnesses"

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2009, 09:52 PM »
awww stop it. it was the spider in the glass not my lovely cat.

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2009, 01:32 PM »
Just caught something moving It my Spider body thin but about a inch long and with legs stretched out must be about 5 inches long and it can't half move its disappeared now don't no were it is hidding Fudge

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #50 on: September 29, 2009, 02:21 PM »
Is it furry Fudge? *shudder*

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« Reply #51 on: September 29, 2009, 07:02 PM »
Its not furry thank goodness just one of them big ones you get at this time of the year Fudge

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2009, 11:31 AM »
Someone told me that a bowl of conkers in a room will deter spiders.  Worth a try!

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2009, 03:50 PM »
Top Banana,we have got a chicken roasting,but now i want tata ash,a rag pudding and some black pudding  :-\
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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2009, 11:31 AM »
Top Banana,we have got a chicken roasting,but now i want tata ash,a rag pudding and some black pudding  :-\

Sounds good to me!!

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2009, 02:36 PM »
Do they still sell the Staffordshire oatcakes in the new Market Hall? We used to buy them from Dorothy's opposite Fish's butchers. Dorothy sold fresh chickens, eggs, cheese etc, plus piles of these oatcakes. I think Williams stall sold them too. Scrummy!! - grilled and buttered or with bacon. Used to be able to buy them at Sainsbury's down here in the south, but no longer.  8)
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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2009, 07:51 PM »
Denise,

Why not make your own oatcakes?:

http://bbc.co.uk/i/n4ynz/

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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #57 on: October 07, 2009, 08:51 AM »
You,ve got me mouth watering now!!When I was at home my mum would put our tea(dinner for posh folk)on a low light in the oven all day , something like steak and onions , when I got home from school I would add the gravy browning and flour to make the gravy , and boil potatoes , when mum came home from work at 6pm  tea would be ready , absolutely delicious!!
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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #58 on: October 07, 2009, 09:46 AM »
Mr Chips - Thanks so much for that. My Mum, being a Staffordshire lass, would occasionally make her own on a traditional bakestone or griddle, 'steeping' the mixture overnight - wish I'd taken more notice. I suppose it used to be easy to buy them as well, but I'll certainly have a go now. As for black pudding, they're still sold whole on farmer's markets and in some more rural butchers.
Bill - Don't think I've ever eaten a savoury duck, duck!! (Duck - a Staffordshire endearment). Denise  :D
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Re: Odds & Sods
« Reply #59 on: October 07, 2009, 02:28 PM »
Tell you what you can get in the market though - savoury ducks.  Average when cold but delicious when sliced and fried.
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