More Snow, Bird Food and Baking

01 Mar

What a day! Blizzards, no heating and baking to keep warm! Our lovely neighbour has invited us in this evening to warm through so we are taking our dinner round soon.

Darth Vader visiting

Pastry bird seed cake for our feathered visitors

Banana Bread



Posted by on March 1, 2018 in Uncategorized


14 responses to “More Snow, Bird Food and Baking

  1. heavenhappens

    March 4, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    I hope your heating is back on! The banana bread looks wonderful!

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 5, 2018 at 8:03 am

      It is, thank you, and the thaw has come here in Cornwall. I just heard on the news that helicopters are being used in Cumbria to air drop supplies to people still cut off by the snow……..
      The Banana bread was delicious. The Blood orange buns less successful! 🙂

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      • heavenhappens

        March 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

        Oh poor Cumbria. They have suffered so much in recent years from floods and now this! My total baking efforts at the moment are fairy cakes with my granddaughter. We make them at least 3 times a week because she loves decorating them! Delicious but they are not good for my waistline!

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        • mybeautfulthings

          March 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

          Oh, I know what you mean! Our Grand children love to bake with me – and I with them – but eating them is not such a good idea! 🙂

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  2. Arkenaten

    March 2, 2018 at 10:42 am

    That is a pretty but somewhat bleak picture.

    Now, where’s my sun-tan oil?

    evil chuckle à la Dick Dastardly.😉

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  3. nrhatch

    March 2, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Hope you get warmed up soon.


  4. valeriedavies

    March 1, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    NO heating… Brrrr – is this the gas shortage? I remember coming home in 1963 during that big freeze, and finding my parents huddling over a gas fire with no heat, wearing coats and dressing gowns over their coats!!! Hope you can keep warm…

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      Then we woke to no power! It was restored by 10.30 but it really makes you think about how some people cope…..


  5. utesmile

    March 1, 2018 at 6:35 pm

    Same here, I know how it feels, I had no boiler on Tuesday , it was freezing. Hopefully it can be fixed.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      March 5, 2018 at 11:26 am

      We are all fixed now and hope you are too. Was yours a frozen condensate pipe too? We have 5 meters of it outside which took all day and more to thaw out. We’ve been hearing of so many people with this problem. Our outside pipe is now lagged! 🙂

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      • utesmile

        March 5, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        Mine was the Pressure relief valve which lets the water in when the pressure is low. It didn’t close and I couldn’t add water. We played around on it and then it suddenly closed. I learnt a lot about my boiler. Not sure if it is to do with the weather, but we will put a plastic pipe in where the overflow is to the outside. Well it work and that is the main thing!


      • utesmile

        March 5, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        My son’s was a frozen pipe too.

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  6. Patti Van Tuyl

    March 1, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    No heat! That’s dreadful. Can that be fixed soon? I hope so.

    Liked by 1 person


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