Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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I was late to fat club today. It's the farm traffic on the roads. Everything seems on a go slow.
Before I jumped on the scales, I tried to cover myself by telling Marjorie Dawes that I have just been on holiday in Broadstairs!
" one pound on!" Marjorie announced loudly
" Is that all ?" I exclaimed " I can't believe that!"
" Well it's true" Marjorie replied ..and she seemed rather morose " I put on eleven and a half pounds when I went on holiday"
I felt like saying " Where did you go on holiday...Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory? " but I didn't
But it would have been very funny if I had.
Having said that, I have just chomped my way through a box of celebrations
- a thank you from old Lynwen Hughes for her son winning the best ornamental garden cup! I keep telling her I cannot influence the judging and that he won on merit.....but she insisted

http://whiteonricecouple.com/recipes/zucchini-soft-taco-shells/

 In an effort to be healthier , I have just made these odd looking but bloody lovely courgette tortillas for tea.......having said this, I did notice that I had hidden the celebrations wrappers in the gaudy welsh jug on the kitchen table!
WHERE DO YOU HIDE YOUR CHOC WRAPPERS?


I'll leave you with photos of William and Winnie sporting their new bandannas




56 comments:

  1. I have a friend who makes wonderful chocolates. No chocolatier in Belgium could make finer delicacies. She often gifts me with a box. I slip them into my bag and then give them to the to road guys at the township.

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  2. Those are a pair of schnazzy dogs!

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  3. The pups looks so spiffy!

    That was nice of her to give you chocolate. One pound off and one pound back on ;-)

    MissFifi

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  4. Chocolate. sigh ... there have been days when I was reduced to grabbing a bag of chocolate chips meant for baking, out of the cupboard and eating a handful. When you must have chocolate, you must . have . chocolate.
    and pups. gotta have pups.

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    1. Inexplicably, if I have any chocolates or choc bars in the house I can't leave them alone. But the chocolate chips remain untouched, no matter how much I crave.

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  5. William - showing off his new wear, all bright and bushy-tailed.
    Winnie - Oh damn! The things I have to put up with!

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  6. William seems to like his bandanna more than Winnie. He looks all dressed up.

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  7. Willy wonka's......Hilarious! I love the excuses at my fat club, 'we had the grandchildren for the week', makes me wonder if they ate them!

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  8. Me thinks it was good you got a weigh in after the flower show. You probably shed a couple of pounds with all of the activity that evert requires you expend.

    The pups look quite dapper.

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  9. Event, not evert. Dyslexic fingers.

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  10. Don't judge poor Marjorie....I can put on half a stone reading a cookbook....

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  11. I never hide my chocolate wrappers no matter how racked with guilt and remorse I may be. They serve as a reminder to not be so bloody stupid next time. But there's always a next time....

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    1. Mine go down the side of the arm chair

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    2. Mine go down the chair or on the floor. P's go in the vases.

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    3. I once found half a mumified scotch egg down the side of my armchair
      I almost cried

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    4. If I found a mummified scotch egg down the side of my armchair I would scream.

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  12. Don't like chocolate!! Luckily!!

    Lovely bandanas.

    Where is the recipe for those courgette thingies?

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    1. Just by the photo pat... Very tasty....ugly but tasty

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    2. They look like incontinence pads.

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    3. Ack !! I copied that recipe and everything ... now how can I cook them if they are going to look like incontinence pads ? waaaaah...

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  13. It's crisp packets I have to hide! I have even been know to put the empty packets in my work bag and dispose of the evidence there.

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    1. Ah chickpea..... You are truly a master

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  14. Like Weaver I don't care for chocolate but the very thin potato chips, yes please.
    Love Chickpea's comment.
    Your zucchini "taco shells" look wonderful.
    I know your tired of the Flower and Veggies Shows but dieing to know who did the Judge pick as the best blogger veggie !
    There were so many great ones.

    cheers, parsnip

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  15. Where do I stuff my treat wrappers? I nevah eat treats!

    *looks around guiltily while closing up the chocolate chips bag*

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  16. OMB, cute puppies! (drops over from the kyoot)

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  17. Winnie and William look ever so gorgeous in their respective bandanas! Please give them additional tummy tickles for me. Great news on your minuscule weight gain after a week of holiday indulging. You'll soon lose that. I just throw my chocolate wrappers in the bin.

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  18. Ooh, courgette tortillas, sounds delicious, I must try that out.

    I don't hide my choc wrappers. We both know each other's shameless choc-gorging tendencies.

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  19. The dogs look fetching.
    I don't hide the wrappers, simply put them in the bin when i'm done. I gained about 5 lbs this summer, eating too many treat foods with houseguests. I have taken two off, but the last three are being stubborn.

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  20. Luckily I don't have to hide wrappers - that would be w o r k.

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  21. they should invent chocolate wrappers in order to hide the evidence

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    1. Ones that self destruct?

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    2. No ! Edible chocolate wrappers ! brilliant !

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  22. the pups look so cute! i hate chocolate so that is one sin i don't commit.

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  23. May you get some well earned rest.

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  24. And what about George and Albert....did they not get vacation pressies?

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    1. George ips too short for bandannas
      He'd trip over them

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  25. Good job on the weigh in

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    1. More luck than good judgement !

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  26. I am glad to see the stars on Winnie's bandanna, they match her personality. It is a good thing to be a star and to shine on one's family as she does.

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  27. The dogs look lovely, but in Winnie's case a little unimpressed :-)

    I tie any sweet wrappers in little knots, a throwback to when we had a cat called Sam who used to play with them. We often wondered where they all disappeared to and then I pulled a large bookcase out to clean behind it one day and found a neat little mountain of knotted crisp packets and sweet wrappers.

    It's was these days to hide any evidence, I just throw them in the log burner, when it gets full I light it .... no matter how hot it is, you can always open a window ;-)

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    1. That should say ' it's easy these days ' ..... bloody little keypad on the phone!!

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  28. Cutest photos of the darling dogs. I eat way too much chocolate and seem to have crazes on certain things. Cadbury fruit and nut is my favourite at the moment.

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  29. William is looking tres dapper in his bandana. 11.5 pounds weight gain on one holiday - bloody hell, what was that woman eating?? Or alternatively, how long was she on holiday for????

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  30. PS - you have not told us how YOU personally fared at the flower show! what did you win, did you beat terry on the fruitcake, etc.

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    1. AM
      WE BOTH entered the novelty veg, boiled fruit cake, quiche and bread
      I won a first in quiche and a send in the cake
      He won a second in the bread

      I win!!!!!!!!!!

      I also won second in the photo
      Xxxx
      That reminds me i shall email you a photo of your winning certificate xxx

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    2. As one of the smarter members of my family says upon being impressed ... Cool beans !! Wining first in quiche is brilliant ... did anyone win anything in Chocolate ??

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    3. dear john, you may share a pix of my shawls and certificate on your blog!

      and congrats on beating terry; he now has an entire year to come up with a devious plan to take first prize next time!

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  31. Thanks for that recipe - they look really interesting. And anything that helps to lose weight (like, anything that'll stop me eating so many ordinary wraps) has to be good!

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    1. They are bloody lovely too...

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    2. I will make them tomorrow night. I am in farmland now- courgettes are piled shoulder high at the farmers markets.

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  32. Does this look good to you?
    http://ckenb.blogspot.com/

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  33. I don't now think of myself as on a "diet" - just going cake, chocolate, ice cream free. I think the pain and sacrifice is worth it...

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