Ambersparkle

  • Ambersparkle posted an update 2 months ago

    Morning all, not been on the last couple of Days, as no Internet, or very intermittent. Just went to clock in yesterday, and off it went again. Not much to report, raining, and extreamly miserable. Going to make some Raisin Cookies, as have nothing in Tin, then head down, with my Card Orders, Xmas is loser than we think! Have a good Day all, Tina x

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Have taken Note, Bean, love lots of Tomatoes, can never have too many, am going to try making a Tomato Sauce, Heinz, is getting too expensive.

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Not a spare Inch of Space, Anne, Raspberries all along the Fence. x

  • Ambersparkle posted an update 2 months ago

    Morning Dear Friends, another dreich Day here, come back Sun, just for an Hour, this continuous Weather, Grey and Wet, but close, is getting me down. Brought my Tomatoes in, well, my big Ones, no way are they going to ripen, now. and they will eventually indoors, any that don’t will end up in Green Tomato Chutney, really love that, and not had…[Read more]

    • Great presents ideas Tina…let’s hope that your Granddaughters don’t read this site!!!
      BTW I found that a ‘bought’ tomato I had , which had been in the veg tray in the heat for a few days, was sprouting INSIDE! Read it up and apparently it happens when it’s hot … I don’t keep toms in the fridge as they lose flavour … but maybe there’s a point…[Read more]

  • Morning all, bit more Jam making today, Gooseberry, this time, but expecting youngest Son down, if he feels well enough, Before that must do a bit of Work in the Bedroom, have to polish, as am ashamed to say, I can actually see DUST! I try to ignore it, but as the Nurse could pounce anytime wanting more Blood, need to prove I am not a complete…[Read more]

    • Gooseberry jam, now that sounds good :good: , doesn’t sound a good idea with the way you had hoovered so definitely the wise thing not to do it anymore, and am sure the nurses won’t judge a bit of dust either ;-) :-)

    • Crumbs Tina …. you should try London for dust!!…hope you had a good day doing what you felt like doing anyway … nightnight :rose:

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Iwould love to do it on a bigger Scale, Karen, because am sure there are People wanting to learn, but do not have the confidence to go it alone. I was lucky enough to have a Mother who knew what to do, because it was her Job, before She married, she was a ‘Stillroom Maid, in a big House, and her Job, was to make all the Fancies, that the main…[Read more]

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    I Hate to see wasted Fruit, Bean, wasted anything really, only wish I was able to pick Brambles, do like Apple and Bramble Jam, I have to buy them frozen.

    • I wonder if you could find a long, low space along which to grow a Thornless Blackberry plant Tina? the one I am thinking of sends out very long stems. I can imagine it trained along a fence pole or a low wall which you could reach from your wheel chair to pick the fruit without being pricked to pieces by prickles. if you had the space it could…[Read more]

  • Morning all, it rained without stopping for two Days, and first thing this Morning it looked as if we might have a better Day, but it does not look promising. The Jam making went well, but the young Ones think they know it all, I wanted her to take Notes, but She spoke into her Phone a few times, and assured me that She would remember,, of…[Read more]

    • Morning Tina, the arrogance of youth ;-) :lol: and yes, I bet she will be phoning to check with you. Lovely that you were able to teach her though- and that she wanted to learn, it’s a dying art. Enjoy your baking and your visitor.

      • Teehee… have a lovely day Tina :good: :love: :rose:

      • Iwould love to do it on a bigger Scale, Karen, because am sure there are People wanting to learn, but do not have the confidence to go it alone. I was lucky enough to have a Mother who knew what to do, because it was her Job, before She married, she was a ‘Stillroom Maid, in a big House, and her Job, was to make all the Fancies, that the main…[Read more]

    • I think it’s a great thing you’ve done Tina – and women may live to regret losing all of their old skills. But at least you have done something to keep jam making going. I am appalled every year when I go picking brambles to see that no one else bothers to pick them, jam them or freeze them. Anybody would think we could all afford to buy our 5…[Read more]

      • I Hate to see wasted Fruit, Bean, wasted anything really, only wish I was able to pick Brambles, do like Apple and Bramble Jam, I have to buy them frozen.

        • I wonder if you could find a long, low space along which to grow a Thornless Blackberry plant Tina? the one I am thinking of sends out very long stems. I can imagine it trained along a fence pole or a low wall which you could reach from your wheel chair to pick the fruit without being pricked to pieces by prickles. if you had the space it could…[Read more]

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    It did, Anne x

  • Morning all, must be brief, have a Disabled Girl coming, am going to teach her to make Jam, well, that is, if she can make it up on her Scooter Thing , in all this Rain. It has not stopped since this Time yesterday, the poor old Flowers are battered to bits. Have a good Day all, bbl if I can, you never know, it is like Halfway House here. Have…[Read more]

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Spent five Years in Germany, Jenn, never met a German I did not like. .

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thank you all, it has been a worrying Time. x

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    You have spurred me on to sow some ‘Winter Density’, Jane. x

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Sounds yummy, that Apple Cake, hope it keeps fine for you. x

  • Morning all, am a thankful, happy Mother today, my youngest Son, had a Tumour removed, and we have been waiting to see if another, bigger Operation, would be needed, but at last, after a Fortnight of Worry, he has the all clear. Has to be checked on a regular Basis. No matter what Age your Children are, they are still Children, to you.…[Read more]

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Am the same, Bean, not to mention the new Fruit, and some Veg, still not tried Sweet Potato, don’t think I ever will ! :lol:

  • Morning all, miserable here, grey, and well, Grey, and cool. could not sleep for the Heat, last Night, where has it gone?. Nothing planned for Today, but need time to make Birthday Cards, and a Wedding Cards, really need money for the Animals, and that is what I make them for. Also need to make more Soap, my Baby Soaps sell well. I know Iam…[Read more]

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    He must have hitched a Ride then. :lol:

  • Morning all, yes, much cooler here , too, will have to put a Cardie on to Visit the bottom of the Garden. Not much to do Today, no Visitors, that I know off, only going to put a Fruit Cake in the Oven, and clean the Fridge out, then can get out and play. Caught a beautiful Pussy Cat drinking at my Pool, when I looked out of my Kitchen Window…[Read more]

    • Alfie’s life is a total holiday, Tina – but I ‘ve given up trying to guess where he drinks from, although I have seen him at the bird bath. I say this because I have never seen him use his water dish, so maybe you did see Alfie….

  • Ambersparkle posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Sorry, Bean, did not mean to say you were Grey and cold ! Meant the Weather !

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