Beanstew

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 11 hours, 39 minutes ago

    In times past, they would have a big black “P” painted on their front door and be shunned by the rest of society – antibiotics have made us much more tolerant. But for how much longer, I wonder? Enjoy today, Cilla.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 11 hours, 42 minutes ago

    Absolutely riveted to the spot by the nameless horror of the fate awaiting Eon if they don’t turn up as arranged. Those two words of yours enclosed in brackets carry a heavy load of doom. Have a fruitful and productive day, Jane,

  • Gotta get today’s pick down before I gallop off. Would esteem it a great favour Walt, if we could have the US Navy band duelling Jingle Bells on guitar and banjo. Many thanks.

  • Going to Duncan’s today to adjust hems and hang curtains, and see that mischievous little plague carrier who has quite recovered from his latest nursery bug, but now has a father with a double ear infection. Have tried to advise both his parents to pay for a flu jab – because it’s an absolute cert that the wee one will pick it up in nursery and…[Read more]

    • Good morning Bean. Have a lovely time at the plague house ;-) :-)

      • In times past, they would have a big black “P” painted on their front door and be shunned by the rest of society – antibiotics have made us much more tolerant. But for how much longer, I wonder? Enjoy today, Cilla.

    • Morning Sheila and Cilla :-) You’ll enjoy yourself with the babe and I’m sure he’ll want to help with the curtains! Simply wet – what a turn of phrase – could only be used by a stoic Scot! Have a good day!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 13 hours, 11 minutes ago

    I’m feeling quite please with festive progress too, Jenny – we oldies know how to pace ourselves, eh? Can remember hideous years gone by, writing gift tags at midnight Christmas Eve, and sweating about overlooked items. Or is it just that we have done it so often, that practice makes perfect…..?

    • good morning Sheila :high-five: I wish :confused: :lol: :rose:

    • never mind overlooked items BS – found a bag at the back of the wardrobe one Easter which should have been stocking fillers the previous Christmas, never even remembered I had bought them, must have been out shopping and bought a second lot – ha ha – and I was quite young then too!!!

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 13 hours, 20 minutes ago

    OMG! Did we really wear those boots? Grateful to have reached the age of discretion at last.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 11 hours ago

    It’s a wonderful moment when the cards are actually done and can be forgotten about. I imagine it probably feels a bit like how the Righteous feel when God smiles on them. Pure relief tinged with smugness. Enjoy that feeling today, Cilla.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 11 hours ago

    I know it’s crazy Jane – hence going early – but I will be over at Duncan’s tomorrow hanging curtains, and back at the Foodbank for another crazy session on Monday – so today is the day.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Don’t sleep as well as I used to, Cilla – think it’s an age thing – but body is wonderfully rested, and ready to go again. That’s all I ask, even if it looks like a wreck.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 11 hours ago

    You may be slobbing about, Karen – but I bet your brain is fizzing like a fire-cracker with caffeine. Am now dressed, and have been out to the bins – a smart blow to the edge of the lid with a hammer breaks the ice, and allows you to open them. Hope the car door opens just as easily (without the hammer).

    • Glad you added “without the hammer” at the end Sheila, had a brief horrifying image of you wielding a hammer, John Cleese style, on your unsuspecting car. ;-)

  • That was really beautiful, Walt – and has made me more thoughtful. Thank you Walt and Dix.

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 12 hours ago

    It’s bally freezing out there, everything is as white as a snowfall – and I know it will take me at least 10 minutes to scrape the car, before I can go shopping. I’m aiming to get in and out quickly before the crazed hordes arrive, and then I’ll be making sausage rolls and freezing them uncooked for Boxing Day. We might be cutting back on…[Read more]

    • Morning Sheila, damn good idea getting in early, but be careful in the ice. :good: It’s actually frost free here – can hardly believe it. :-) I’m still slobbing about in dressing gown and on my 3rd coffee. ;-)

      • You may be slobbing about, Karen – but I bet your brain is fizzing like a fire-cracker with caffeine. Am now dressed, and have been out to the bins – a smart blow to the edge of the lid with a hammer breaks the ice, and allows you to open them. Hope the car door opens just as easily (without the hammer).

        • Glad you added “without the hammer” at the end Sheila, had a brief horrifying image of you wielding a hammer, John Cleese style, on your unsuspecting car. ;-)

    • Morning Bean. Another busy day for you. Did you sleep well after your gruelling day yesterday?

      • Don’t sleep as well as I used to, Cilla – think it’s an age thing – but body is wonderfully rested, and ready to go again. That’s all I ask, even if it looks like a wreck.

    • Morning Sheila :-) can’t believe you’re shopping on a Saturday! Take care on the road and have a good day with the rolling pin later.

      • I did think that Saturday shopping was a tad unwise Jane. ;-)

      • I know it’s crazy Jane – hence going early – but I will be over at Duncan’s tomorrow hanging curtains, and back at the Foodbank for another crazy session on Monday – so today is the day.

  • Was amazed this morning to get further proof of how well my laptop knows me. Found this “Straight No Chaser – The Christmas Can -Can” among clips demonstrating “How to Make Shortbread” – the laptop evidently […]

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 22 hours ago

    Just off to make a cup of tea before HIGNFY – a programme I love, especially when Ian Hislop is wrinkling his nose up – and then it’s bed for me. Enjoy the rest of your evening.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 22 hours ago

    It all looks very municipal and grand,Karen. Where is it?

  • Thank you Walt :walt: . I have no idea what the words of this are in English – but it does sound like a lullaby. Will look for a translation.—–have just looked it up, It is a Ukranian song, Not Scottish. […]

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    We have run out of selection boxes and advent calendars – but luckily the Christmas Puds, mincepies and shortbread seem to be holding up. I keep wishing this cold weather would end – it’s no fun if you haven’t money to spend on keeping warm.

  • Beanstew posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Thanks for giving us the nod on Tony, Allan. We’ll make sure his day is celebrated. If You and Jules are going away for Christmas – have a lovely time!

  • Beanstew posted an update 1 day, 23 hours ago

    I’m absolutely shattered tonight – there were only a couple of us to assemble and get out more than 60 crates of food, while the delivery van and crew waited outside. It doesn’t feel so bad when you are working at a frantic rate – but when it stops, it takes hours to recover. The food store is wrecked, the shelves are empty and need replenished…[Read more]

    • Evening Sheila, grief, sounds like you had a helluva day, well done you. :good: I’m having a glorious slump, I suggest you do likewise. ;-)

    • Your all doing such a wonderful job though and am sure your all making a lot of family’s enjoy a better Christmas with that extra bit of help :good: :-)

      • We have run out of selection boxes and advent calendars – but luckily the Christmas Puds, mincepies and shortbread seem to be holding up. I keep wishing this cold weather would end – it’s no fun if you haven’t money to spend on keeping warm.

    • Well done you :good:

  • Italian donkeys? The above link made me wonder if there were any Scottish carols and I found one, “The Christ Child’s Lullaby” by Celtic Sojourn, vocals by Mae McKenna and Mairi MacInnes which is rather good – […]

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