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Old Jul 30th 2020, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
Due to a drastic reduction in my hours of remote work I've had almost every afternoon off.. resulting in a rather nice tan as well as copious amounts of vegetables growing in the garden.

Here's the list of vegetable plants that are doing well ..... 7 tomato (in pots); 4 zucchini (courgette) - which are over 4ft tall and producing copious amounts; 3 cucumber; 5 green bush bean; 2 chillii (one called hungarian yellow banana); 5 pepper; 4 cabbage; 5 broccolli; 8 curly kale; 4 brussel sprout; 4 turnip; 130 carrot (3 different types); 65 beetroot; 20 celery; 4 spinach; 24 radish (they go in every other week); 10 basil.. x amount of chives, garlic onion chive, salad onion (spring onion), 2 garlic.. and 5 cantaloupe in pots and then there's the 15 x 3 feet of raspberries ..... the gooseberry bush was feeling unwell, and had two little goosegogs

The big one was almost 13" long and weighed over 2lb -

Wow Siouxie!! Im very impressed!! thats quite the vegetable plot! nothing beats homegrown veg!

Those zuchini/courgettes look like they are ready to be sliced, seasoned and grilled on the bbq!

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Old Jul 31st 2020, 3:12 am
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Wow Siouxie!! Im very impressed!! thats quite the vegetable plot! nothing beats homegrown veg!

Those zuchini/courgettes look like they are ready to be sliced, seasoned and grilled on the bbq!
Thanks I pick 2 a day on average, I gave 4 to my neighbour and she made me a loaf of zuchini bread - which was surprisingly delicious! First time I have had the opportunity to chat with her (her fence is high, to keep in her grandchildren) which wouldn't have happened if not for Covid as she was rarely outside during the day (working).



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Old Jul 31st 2020, 1:55 pm
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...zuchini bread - which was surprisingly delicious!
It is. Like carrot cake but nicer. At least the one my SD makes is. But why isn't it called cake?
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It is. Like carrot cake but nicer. At least the one my SD makes is. But why isn't it called cake?
why is banana bread not cake? I have never tried courgette bread though.
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Old Aug 1st 2020, 2:19 am
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why is banana bread not cake? I have never tried courgette bread though.
That too. Corgette 'bread' is like carrot cake...just green bits instead of orange.
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As a family we went to a drive-in concert on Sunday night. It was all rather fun in a family friendly, non-alcoholic sort of way. In a testament to changing retail habits in Canada it was held in the parking lot of what was once Zellers, then became Target and has been empty ever since Target folded.
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As a family we went to a drive-in concert on Sunday night. It was all rather fun in a family friendly, non-alcoholic sort of way. In a testament to changing retail habits in Canada it was held in the parking lot of what was once Zellers, then became Target and has been empty ever since Target folded.
That's a variation on this.


Restricted numbers … social distancing measures for a Sam Fender concert in Newcastle earlier this month.

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I wonder of things will ever return to normal.... I guess some things will stay even after covid has gone..... or more likely less of a threat... if you think about it too much its pretty depressing how its changed life, so I try not to....
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I wonder of things will ever return to normal.... I guess some things will stay even after covid has gone..... or more likely less of a threat... if you think about it too much its pretty depressing how its changed life, so I try not to....
The Spanish flu lasted for 2 years so I'm confident that wearing masks and social distancing will go here by 2022. Then we can go back to normal life, I don't think I will be shaking hands again though, pretty weird thing to do when you think about it.

WFH will be up for discussion though, at least for anyone whose job it is to sit in front of a computer. I'm sure there will be some pros and cons of life after the 2020 pandemic. What a time to be alive!
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I'm almost ashamed to admit how much the current restrictions on socialising suit me.
I don't find myself in huge crowds that overwhelm me. I have legitimate reasons for scaling back my social activities in general. I keep in touch with all my friends by text or whatsapp ( including those abroad) which is very "non threatening" to me, Zoom meetings at work are good for me because i can "disengage" by turing my video off but still keep track on what is going on. Everyone seems much more conscious of having to maintain their mental health that i don't feel self conscious for having to be careful to maintain my own.
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I'm almost ashamed to admit how much the current restrictions on socialising suit me.
I don't find myself in huge crowds that overwhelm me. I have legitimate reasons for scaling back my social activities in general. I keep in touch with all my friends by text or whatsapp ( including those abroad) which is very "non threatening" to me, Zoom meetings at work are good for me because i can "disengage" by turing my video off but still keep track on what is going on. Everyone seems much more conscious of having to maintain their mental health that i don't feel self conscious for having to be careful to maintain my own.
My son told me virtually this the other day...he can’t find much that depresses him, and it does seem to have taken a lot of pressure off. I grew up in a non 24/7 instant lifestyle so although I ‘listen’, I can’t begin to understand the real, and evident, pressures this involves. This might be a way we can all punch our ‘Pause’ button.

I too have been reading a lot about the Spanish flu and it’s lasting consequences. There were few, many died, many wore masks, but the world regenerated and some of us didn’t do so well...and then we just carried on! I came here from Sarthe, France, where we always kiss three times (the Parisienne's say it’s because we have nothing better to do with time!)...now people aren’t... but they will, and we will return to a modified normal. Life finds a way and we are a generally pleasant lot
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That's a variation on this.


Restricted numbers … social distancing measures for a Sam Fender concert in Newcastle earlier this month.

If this is how concerts always were, I may have gone to more than 1 in my life. I hate the crowds so I avoided concerts, and most are way too loud.....But this set up looks good, nice little private area with space, I would call this a positive, but I guess for the performer its not since it means less tickets.


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