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30 Aug 2022, 4:43 pm

It's a tin hamster - they're more chewy.


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02 Sep 2022, 4:28 am

Tomatoes are finally starting to get cheaper here. Well they're still $7.90 a kg at my local supermarket, but that's still an improvement from a week or two ago.


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02 Sep 2022, 5:14 am

More pulped tomatoes gone into the freezer.


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06 Sep 2022, 6:53 am

$6.90 a kg today.

Slowly, slowly going down.


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06 Sep 2022, 8:27 am

Coming towards the end of the tomato season here, some signs of blight here and there. Blight always kills off tomato plants in the UK towards autumn.


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14 Sep 2022, 3:52 am

Apparently they'll starting circulating new coins here with King Charles III on them from next year. As expected, current coins and notes with Elizabeth II on them will still be legal tender until they reach the end of their lifespans too.

No decision yet on whether King Charles will also replace Queen Elizabeth on the $5 note here as well, or if someone else will replace her instead.


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14 Sep 2022, 4:01 am

Soon be time for the grape harvest, they are ripening nicely.


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15 Sep 2022, 9:17 am

Grapes haven't been cheap for months here.

I wonder if they ever will be, this year.


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15 Sep 2022, 9:20 am

Unlikely, I gather grapes haven't done well in France this year either due to the drought.


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15 Sep 2022, 12:38 pm

Christmas cakes will do OK out of them



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15 Sep 2022, 12:55 pm

Mmmm, Christmas cake.


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20 Sep 2022, 9:14 am

Mmmm, I might be able to have some too if I maintain a good diet between now and Christmas.


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20 Sep 2022, 9:28 am

Aldi do a tasty luxury Christmas pudding. A zillion calories but really good.


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26 Sep 2022, 12:00 am

That sounds genuinely amazing. :heart:

Pavlovas are more popular down here at Christmas, but it might be worth trying something different this year.


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Night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide;
But to climb back again, to retrace one's steps to the upper air –
There's the rub, the task.


– Virgil, The Aeneid (Book VI)