Jules

  • Nothing wrong with using ready made mix packets when one doesn’t feel like preparing it at home – ingredients available or not.

    And speaking of making bread: I used to do all my own bread baking back in the day, both brown and white. I used strong flour from the supermarket and the yeast packets were abundant and easily got. I didn’t use bread…[Read more]

  • Well. . .I’m still watching it live and the countdown continues, no official abort yet.

  • To Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley;

    Be safe,

    Be brave,

    Be true,

    The world watches you both with baited breath. A new chapter is about to begin for manned spaceflight.

    I’m already nervous just watching […]

    • Was looking forward to watching this today, but not to be. They will try again on Saturday.

      • Jules replied 1 day ago

        Well. . .I’m still watching it live and the countdown continues, no official abort yet.

  • The Aga is of Swedish origin. Invented by Nobel Prize–winning Swedish physicist Gustaf Dalén in 1922.

  • Colour-wise, the whole spectrum is available today and I would imagine in years gone by that the choice of colour was limited to just two: Cream or Black.

    Now it would be like visiting a car showroom and being spoilt for choice. I looked at a few web sites that sell Aga’s, they even have pink! I saw a nice burgundy coloured one, too. . .now…[Read more]

  • I’ve never been up close and personal with an Aga but Just looking at them makes you fancy the idea of owning one. Heavy metal comes to mind, and I’m not talking Rock Music here, just iron, and lots of it. They’ve come a long way since their requirement to use coal as a heat source when they first appeared in Sweden around 1922. These days in our…[Read more]

  • Yes, they sent me lots of other stuff, too. Some good, some I didn’t really care for, but at the end of the day it was free, so I really can’t complain. Once the UK government told people like me to isolate for 12 weeks, it then fell upon them to supply us with food to stop our need to go out and do grocery shopping.

  • @ Monica: I knew there was an author in you just waiting to pounce!

  • The dawn had broke and the first rays of sunlight splashed across the tall spires of Granley Lodge making them appear as sparkling magic wands. It was the day of All Hallows Even, the day before All Saints Day – […]

  • Jules commented on the post, This is living 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Hi Petal.

    Welcome to thoughts. I think everyone’s discovering new things about themselves in these strange times.

  • What a great rendition of a popular song. Reminds me of when Frank Zappa covered “Stairway to Heaven.”

  • I loved the soundtrack for guardians of the galaxy, I’ve haven’t seen a film where the music gelled so well with the images on screen quite like this one. For me, it enhanced the film no end. The whole movie was a spectrum of colour and sound.

  • Jules commented on the post, Lockdown Crumble 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Yes, apple sauce sounds nice. I also thought about making apple strudel but alas, I have no filo pastry and my past attempts at making it have been disastrous. . .it’s so much easier to buy it ready made. Apple pie is also nice, but crumble is the recipe of the moment.

  • Jules wrote a new post, Lockdown Crumble 4 weeks ago

    To cut a long story short and, in an attempt to succinctly explain an otherwise laborious discourse, I have been overwhelmed by government food parcels ever since I signed up as being a vulnerable person and […]

    • THAT looks good.

      There are so many things I want to make but my sons don’t like sweets. Which means I would be feeding the coyotes most of what I bake.
      Oh….I take that back. I have one son that loves a good Madeline. Which I will be making tomorrow. I have to keep the dough in the fridge overnight.

      You can also make apple sauce with some of those apples and use it as sweetener in your cakes.

      • Yes, apple sauce sounds nice. I also thought about making apple strudel but alas, I have no filo pastry and my past attempts at making it have been disastrous. . .it’s so much easier to buy it ready made. Apple pie is also nice, but crumble is the recipe of the moment.

    • I just saw this post, joined fairly recently. I am not much on apples personally, but I am glad to know that there are government agencies helping those of us who are most in help of assistance at this very critical time.

      Hopefully they also brought you a lot more stuff that you enjoyed getting as well.

      • Yes, they sent me lots of other stuff, too. Some good, some I didn’t really care for, but at the end of the day it was free, so I really can’t complain. Once the UK government told people like me to isolate for 12 weeks, it then fell upon them to supply us with food to stop our need to go out and do grocery shopping.

        • Maybe you could share with a neighbor?? Maybe placing it on the border between your two properties? Just a thought that occurred to me.

  • Hi Rosemary. What are you trying to do? If you want to create a new post hover your mouse over *NEW* (top left of screen) and you will see a drop down list with 3 options. Click on *POST* and that will take you to the new post editor screen. Once there you will be able to compose a new post.

  • That’s a very contentious issue which has raised many arguments over the years since campaigning began. Countries like Holland and Canada have legalised it, and there are probably more to add to the list. Here in Britain it has already been prescribed to certain patients by doctors simply because it does have medicinal uses. But there’s a long way…[Read more]

  • Jules answered to the question “Lockdown Hobbies4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I have many hobbies which, during my working life pulled me away from enjoying them to the full. But now in early retirement all my hobbies have been unleashed and I am free to pick and choose how I please. I haven’t found any new interests or hobbies during lockdown other than the preoccupation of staying safe.

  • I seem to remember that thoughts had something similar to this back in the day. I was half expecting to see the posters avatar in the answer field – maybe that would help the reader easily identify who the poster is. A minor gripe but otherwise it looks fine and does what it says on the box.

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