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Soop's kitchen for friendly folk and precious pets...

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Tizliz Wed 21-Jun-17 13:37:19

being very brave here and starting the new kitchen, not too hot here so I can manage the move OK

kittylester Wed 21-Jun-17 13:55:55

So you found the key, Tizliz. Any champers open? wine

rosesarered Wed 21-Jun-17 14:03:21

Mmmm, like the new kitchen, back to all pine again with cream worktops and an island.Somebody should move that big furry thing off the new yellow sofa though,
Don't want hairs on our Summer dresses!
Coffee and ginger cake sounds good, am hungry after a shopping trip, so a large slice please.

Tizliz Wed 21-Jun-17 14:11:24

Don't think Soop bothers locking up, it is Scotland.

Jalima1108 Wed 21-Jun-17 14:45:20

I am going to be a party pooper and ask for a large glass of aqua with a squeeze of lemon please smile

We were driving along the A303 many years ago and stopped at Stonehenge - it just happened to be the 21st June and the Druids were there holding a ceremony. In those days we were allowed to wander around amongst the stones.

Galen Wed 21-Jun-17 14:47:12

Can't get into old kitchen as that silly error message is still functioning!

Baggs Wed 21-Jun-17 14:47:13

It has been a cold wet day here (13°) so we put the heating on for a bit late morning. Felt yuck at noon (pain in arm, tired) so went for a nap. Woke up two hours later. MrB is managing to work at home while I, quite literally, need a hand, so he's going to take me round the loch in a bit for my hair appointment.

Galen pointed me in the direction of littleprincesses.org.uk so I'm going to ask the hairdresser to plait my hair, secure the plait top and bottom, and chop it off whole. then I can send it for wig-making. Someone might as well benefit from my broken arm! the bit of my hand that's visible looks very bruised at the mo. Hey ho.

I hope macsporran's blood test has gone straightforwardly, and the trek up to Oban and back.

Galen Wed 21-Jun-17 14:51:43

If you have nore than 10% grey they won't take it. But other places for adult cancer sufferers do

rosesarered Wed 21-Jun-17 14:52:48

Having your long hair cut Baggsshock you may prefer the new you that emerges!Hope it goes well.🍀

Galen Wed 21-Jun-17 14:53:04

How do you count 10% grey?
Count 100 hairs?
Is this a representative sample and statistically correct?.

Jalima1108 Wed 21-Jun-17 14:53:32

I think it reached 1,000 messages Galen because my Summer Solstice post was in response to yours on the last thread.

rosesarered Wed 21-Jun-17 14:54:18

13 there? groan, 34 in the shade here.🌞🌞🌞🌞where is our promised thunderstorm?

Atqui Wed 21-Jun-17 15:21:55

Umm .... first time I've been here. Why are there two Soops kitchens ?

downsized Wed 21-Jun-17 15:31:38

Good luck, Baggs, can't wait to see a photo of your new look.

On the subject of photos, last night I managed to assemble my four offspring plus DGD . DD1 leaves tomorrow to continue her life in the US, and DGD leaves to spend three months with her daddy in SW Georgia, US on Saturday. I don't often cry but it will be hard to keep a stiff upper lip. I shall miss them so much.

In the photo of the five of them they are in reverse order of age, DS, DD3, DD2( with DGD) and DD1. The baby of the family is the tallest grin

Tizliz Wed 21-Jun-17 16:19:47

Atqui there are lots of Soop's kitchens because we keep getting to the 1000 message limit. This is the current one.

It was really hot (for here) at lunch, but raining again now. We have double coated dogs and both have been sick today even though we walked them before it got too hot, they don't like the heat.

Charleygirl Wed 21-Jun-17 16:29:44

Neither do I, I am sitting here melting. I cannot have a shower because I am expecting a parcel and it would be sod's law when it would arrive.

I went to the bank early pm and would have been happy to stay there. I believe that the heavy rain may arrive during the night, we certainly need it.

No doubt Tara will appear like last night, when I was on my way to have a shower.

callgirl1 Wed 21-Jun-17 16:32:31

What a good looking family you have Downsized, must be the air in Malta!
We had our thunderstorm yesterday morning, lasted about 10 minutes, then back to the sun and heat, I want another one!

MawBroon Wed 21-Jun-17 16:32:58

Lovely pic downsized 😥😥😥 with you.

Atqui Wed 21-Jun-17 16:38:52

Thank you Tizliz. I didn't realise there was a 1000 post limit.blush

cornergran Wed 21-Jun-17 17:14:48

Thank you for opening up Tizliz, always good to find the new kitchen. Scones and strawberries anyone? Oh yes, cream too.

Beautiful family, downsized, really pleased you managed the photos, thank you for sharing them, we'll all be sniffing with you I think.

No sign of thunder, or rain, here. Fairly humid. Cried off from the swimming lessons today, feel a bit weird, I seem to have been forgiven by the children's parents. So sat with my feet up next to a fan while the girls get their own tea - only sandwiches, they aren't comimg to harm.

Have discovered it's 5 degrees warmer where the granddaughters live than at our home. Just 8 miles away. Amazing, we get sea breezes and they don't. So we had 29, they have 34 - guess they win!

Still, the girls are happy enough to miss their swimming lessons, they will be in their garden (large) paddling pool after tea to cool off. In fact I just may join them grin. Can't believe the contrast with your part if the world baggs. Imagine the hair is cut by now. Really, really hope you like it and feel better very soon.

Take care all.

soop Wed 21-Jun-17 17:42:16

Thank you Tizliz for one awful moment I thought...I'm lost! Not a nice feeling.

A warm welcome to Atqui The more the merrier.

As per, I've a lot of catching up to do. I shall do so once I've had a refreshing brew. It's been a long day and there is a storm brewing.

Love the family photo downsized I'm really pleased that your handsome son was spared for the photo call.

MacSporran is to have another scan. There is a group of swollen lymph nodes in his abdomen sitting close to the aortic aneurysm. He then return in August for a further update. Apart from night sweats, cramps and tiredness he remains absolutely positive and very cheerful. The fish and chip treat was just that. I also had a marvellous bread and butter pudding with cream. Tonight, at nine, we have a wee dram. We are the lucky ones.

When we leaving the fish restaurant, I stopped to talk to an American couple from Indianapolis. The spelling looks iffy. They are on their way to Mull...Castle Duart - seat of the clan MacLean. I told them that we had friends in the village who belong to the same clan. The lady asked where we lived. I told her, Kintyre. They then asked whether belonged to the clan MacIntyre. blush I so wanted to say aye!

rosesarered Rory forgives you for not wishing to sit alongside him. He's pounding the beat outside. He thinks that they may be a tabby cat lurking in the bushes.

soop Wed 21-Jun-17 17:43:14

Baggs Why are we waiting? We want photo. We want photo. What do we want? Blowed if I can remember. wink

oldgoat Wed 21-Jun-17 17:54:49

Sorry to hear about MacSporran's health problems soop Send him our love. Will you have to return to Oban for the scan or go even further afield? That's a posh chippie - bread and butter pudding with cream. Yum, yum!

PoshGran Wed 21-Jun-17 18:04:09

Greetings one & all, been otherwise occupied (apart from Sunday's Party) & haven't popped in for a couple of days. I managed to have a quick look in the old Kitchen before following the signs to this one - thanks for cutting the ribbon opening up Tiz.
Haven't cooked for the last three days - apart from potatoes to go cold - & supplies of suitables to eat were dwindling, but nice Mr S has just delivered, & there's a treat of big prawns & cia whatsit fancy bread to go with salad tonight or cheese & caramelised onion quiche.... there's plenty, help yourselves.
I had 36 littlies yesterday at the library, all windows open & fan out - I thought they'd wilt (the 17 adults were!) but noise singing ensued as usual & no-one was crabby.
I may cross posts with Baggs regarding hair, I hope you love your new cut. I still haven't forgiven my ex-SiL who required that I had my hair cut & have a perm so that I matched her sister who was the other bridesmaid, at DBs wedding in 1960. I had hair I could almost sit on & I was 8 years old!!! It was only a few years ago I heard of the hellish rows that led up to the deed being done.
On a lighter note DD, had her hair cut short last year & the twelve inch hank was sent to a wig charity, which I think was mentioned previously.
Lovely photos of families & hawker(?)dragonfly in the kitchen. I can't tell you how tickled pink I am at having a fully-fledged thrush in the garden again - not seen one for years - s/he is getting through a number of snails by using an easily visible step at the back of the garden, & that is very convenient 'cos the smashed shells easily get lost in the adjacent gravel.
Back to library tomorrow - "specials" multi-sensory story telling session. My apprentice has her first go this week - she'll be fine, & it'll be great to have someone else trained up as it all comes to a halt if I'm not there. The young people get so much out of it.
Right, the prawns are beckoning. Keep cool (or warm), give pets a gentle stroke from me, be gentle & kind & remember to smile.

soop Wed 21-Jun-17 18:10:15

oldgoat The scan can be done at Oban. Yet another excuse to indulge in another lunch at the fish restaurant.

NanaandGrampy If anyone can find a replacement - YOU can! grin
I bought one of those shaker thingies that usually have a snowman inside. The one I gave Torben had a lighthouse inside and when shaken, the bits looked liked sea spray. Torben wanted to know whether it would break if dropped. Sure thing, it did. He cried himself to sleep that night. I went back to Lochgilphead ( a mere 70 mile round trip) to buy another. He was appreciative. He did tell me that he had learnt a lesson. All's well that ends well. smile

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