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doomage
12th November 2012, 15:33
Lot's of rugby for us. Eldest had a mini rugby tournament, was great to see him play in a better squad than usual (the 'B' team), he impressed the coaches as well as his mum and dad. At one exciting point he burst through the 'pack', evading about 5 defenders, but then got pulled up for basically tucking the ball under his arm and fending off other players. Which is not allowed in tag rugby. :emb

Glorious day for rugby on Sunday, for us and the All Blacks.

There was a 2 minutes silence for Remembrance Day. Amazing with about 200 kids and as many adults, complete silence. Except for some 'soccer players' on a nearby field. Ignoramuses.

Also band practice :music: Using heavy gauge strings to harden up my fingertips, bit of a sting afterwards.

How was it for you guys and gals?

Mich the Tester
12th November 2012, 15:47
Lot's of rugby for us. Eldest had a mini rugby tournament, was great to see him play in a better squad than usual (the 'B' team), he impressed the coaches as well as his mum and dad. At one exciting point he burst through the 'pack', evading about 5 defenders, but then got pulled up for basically tucking the ball under his arm and fending off other players. Which is not allowed in tag rugby. :emb


Better to hold the ball in two hands and elbow the bastards.

MyUserName
12th November 2012, 17:11
My daughter had her flu jab on Saturday and then we tried to go for some family pictures. It was virtually impossible as she wanted to play on the chairs.

Got home and watched TV with the wife

Went to the Rememberance Parade on Sunday, a weird feeling as I am normally singing in the choir but was just listening today as I can not go to rehersals at the mo.

Did two more days of 'Insanity' training.

Overall, it was tiring but fun.

darmstadt
12th November 2012, 17:51
I went here:

http://www.quermania.de/hessen/michelstadt/michelstadt1k.jpg

and had this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Frankfurter_Kranz.JPG

Lockhouse
13th November 2012, 08:53
I went to my favourite Italian and had spaghetti with king prawns, clams and bottarga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botargo)....

oscarose
13th November 2012, 09:06
Lots of meditation.

:happy

BrilloPad
13th November 2012, 09:07
I went here:

http://www.quermania.de/hessen/michelstadt/michelstadt1k.jpg

and had this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Frankfurter_Kranz.JPG

The whole lot? :eek

Pondlife
13th November 2012, 09:15
It was quite nice, thanks for asking.

Quite one on Friday apart from the dog going mental over the fireworks.

Went to my fav curry house on Sat night and found a new tapas/wine place that's opened up.

Sunday I went clothes shopping for the first time in ages. I have some questions;

1) When did everyone start wearing lifejackets (http://eu.thenorthface.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/375x440/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/import/item/default/AUFG0C5.jpg) like this (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31YvFoeKb%2BL._AA300_.jpg)?



2) What's with anyone who's not wearing a lifejacket trying to look like they belong in Horse & Country magazine?

:confused:

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 09:36
The whole lot? :eek

That looks like Celle.

Middle childs birthday party, so 10 screaming 6 year olds running around the house all day, pumped up by sugar and an exciting bear building session....

Sunday I mostly did nothing but try and clear an enormous headache, and make sourdough

doomage
13th November 2012, 09:53
Better to hold the ball in two hands and elbow the bastards.

This is good advice. Also useful for pushing through the crowd on the platform, using your man-bag as a rugby ball.

cailin maith
13th November 2012, 09:58
make sourdough

I (actually it was a joint effort after I nearly broke the attachment things on the mixer :o) made the banana cake.

Delicious :D

fckvwls
13th November 2012, 10:00
I (actually it was a joint effort after I nearly broke the attachment things on the mixer :o) made the banana cake.

Delicious :D

Sounds like a lot of effort. I bought one of these

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD-2500-Automatic-Breadmaker-Program/dp/B004RTJWMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352800764&sr=8-1)

which I highly recommend.

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 10:03
I (actually it was a joint effort after I nearly broke the attachment things on the mixer :o) made the banana cake.

Delicious :D

The one from Hollywoods Book? Haha, we did too, as it happens! Very nice.

Good advice on the book too; almost got the wife to believe it was real, almost. Eldest was straight onto me tho...

speling bee
13th November 2012, 10:04
Took little girl number 1 to a birthday party - will be the last one before she gets a coeliac diagnosis and we have to bring her food and tell her not to eat that or that or that. :(

Sunday, continued building the monstrous tower slide. Am missing a bit and don't know what it's called: there is a long bolt which screws into a metal casing which is first hammered into the wood from the other side fixing to the wood using a kind of four fingered claw - the last casing is missing.

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 10:06
Sounds like a lot of effort. I bought one of these

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD-2500-Automatic-Breadmaker-Program/dp/B004RTJWMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352800764&sr=8-1)

which I highly recommend.

After buying one of these years ago, I can only say get you hands dirty and make your own bread; very satisfying, very tasty and now I have sort of mastered sourdough, I am not too sure I could go back, for the depth of flavour in the bread now is unrepeatable from a shop.

cailin maith
13th November 2012, 10:08
Sounds like a lot of effort. I bought one of these

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD-2500-Automatic-Breadmaker-Program/dp/B004RTJWMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352800764&sr=8-1)

which I highly recommend.

I don't know if it wouldn't just be another kitchen gadget to collect dust :o


The one from Hollywoods Book? Haha, we did too, as it happens! Very nice.

Good advice on the book too; almost got the wife to believe it was real, almost. Eldest was straight onto me tho...

No this one was a Nigel Slater one, I suppose it's meant to be a bit idiot proof...:laugh But, for a first attempt, I was impressed with it :D

Ah excellent, glad it was a hit.

doomage
13th November 2012, 10:10
Sounds like a lot of effort. I bought one of these

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD-2500-Automatic-Breadmaker-Program/dp/B004RTJWMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352800764&sr=8-1)

which I highly recommend.

Do you make any gluten free stuff? We are a gluten free household, the bread at the supermarket is pretty expensive.

speling bee
13th November 2012, 10:12
Sounds like a lot of effort. I bought one of these

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program: Amazon.co.uk: Kitchen & Home (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-SD-2500-Automatic-Breadmaker-Program/dp/B004RTJWMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352800764&sr=8-1)

which I highly recommend.


After buying one of these years ago, I can only say get you hands dirty and make your own bread; very satisfying, very tasty and now I have sort of mastered sourdough, I am not too sure I could go back, for the depth of flavour in the bread now is unrepeatable from a shop.

I like making bread by hand as well - and it's a good thing to do with my little girl.

But, looking at an imminent gluten free future, I can see a breadmaker on the horizon.

FiveTimes
13th November 2012, 10:13
Good thanks.
Scored the equalising goal on friday night 5-a-side to ensure our team remained unbeaten for the evening.

Saturday was alright.

Sunday was excellent, took youngest to splash landings and had a great time. When we got back I had to pick eldest up from her exam and she smashed it. Really pleased and proud of all the hard work she has put in over the last 3 weeks.

fckvwls
13th November 2012, 10:14
After buying one of these years ago, I can only say get you hands dirty and make your own bread; very satisfying, very tasty and now I have sort of mastered sourdough, I am not too sure I could go back, for the depth of flavour in the bread now is unrepeatable from a shop.

I don't go near the kitchen. I just drift downstairs when I can smell the missus has made something for breakfast.

fckvwls
13th November 2012, 10:16
Do you make any gluten free stuff? We are a gluten free household, the bread at the supermarket is pretty expensive.

Not tried gluten free stuff as yet. Haven't strayed too far from various breads and brioche as yet but am sure it would make a decent gluten free loaf and not that dried out cardboard tasting stuff from the shops.

cailin maith
13th November 2012, 10:18
Took little girl number 1 to a birthday party - will be the last one before she gets a coeliac diagnosis and we have to bring her food and tell her not to eat that or that or that. :(



Ah God love her :frown

My cousin is coeliac and she manages well, there are so many gluten free bits and pieces out there, she shouldn't have to miss out on treats etc. M&S have a good range of things.

speling bee
13th November 2012, 10:20
Ah God love her :frown

My cousin is coeliac and she manages well, there are so many gluten free bits and pieces out there, she shouldn't have to miss out on treats etc. M&S have a good range of things.

She's fed up with being in pain every day and she doesn't like being the smallest in the class so these two things should change and she will hopefully be up for that.

Old Hack
13th November 2012, 10:24
Do you make any gluten free stuff? We are a gluten free household, the bread at the supermarket is pretty expensive.

It's harder, I must admit, as you have to knead longer, uses strange additions and use a different process, but the end result is much better, in our friends opinion. We tried some when a friend from NZ come over, who wanted gluten free bread. I think I must have thrown 6 or 7 loaves out before I made one that you could eat. You can also buy mixes, which I steer clear of. I don't like the taste personally, but I guess if I could only eat it, then I'd like it.

doomage
13th November 2012, 10:49
It's harder, I must admit, as you have to knead longer, uses strange additions and use a different process, but the end result is much better, in our friends opinion. We tried some when a friend from NZ come over, who wanted gluten free bread. I think I must have thrown 6 or 7 loaves out before I made one that you could eat. You can also buy mixes, which I steer clear of. I don't like the taste personally, but I guess if I could only eat it, then I'd like it.

There is definitely an experimental aspect to gluten free baking.