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    I'd not come across them either, until I started...

    I'd not come across them either, until I started looking into heritage varieties. Thought I'd give them a try as something a bit different.
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    These are my 2 favourite potato varieties so far,...

    These are my 2 favourite potato varieties so far, being good for most types of cooking:
    160 Violetta

    161 Shetland Black 1923
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    I'm hoping for great things for next year. ...

    I'm hoping for great things for next year. Already got my crops planned - runner beans (5 varieties), carrots, parsnips, suedes & spuds (I'm researching heritage varieties).

    As well as these,...
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    I only got a few of each this year, but it was...

    I only got a few of each this year, but it was their 1st season in their locations on my plot (a friend gave me the raspberry canes, and the loganberry was moved from patch to another), so I wasn't...
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    It's been blustery down my neck of the woods over...

    It's been blustery down my neck of the woods over the last 24 hours - my loganberry & raspberry canes have all been blown down on my allotment - but nothing major. It's only just started raining in...
  6. It's still early days in the campaign, but Karl's...

    It's still early days in the campaign, but Karl's not the only business/landowner against the scheme (quote from Karl's latest email):
    " I do still feel that this scheme is a very real threat and I...
  7. Thread: Big Rise in Crime

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    Big Rise in Crime

    Probably to be taken with a big pinch of salt: http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/news/data-shows-almost-25-per-cent-rise-in-number-of-reported-crimes-in-warwickshire-over-12-month-period-1-8205918
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    Alcester Food Festival Cancelled

    A real shame, this: http://www.stratford-herald.com/77314-breaking-news-alcester-food-festival-cancelled-weather-concerns.html
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    Well, that's my question answered:...

    Well, that's my question answered: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/binley-woods-move-nuneaton-under-13774650
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    Looks like the Leamington/Warwick constituency...

    Looks like the Leamington/Warwick constituency isn't going to change. Wonder what's going to happen to Stratford as a result.
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    Yes, it's difficult for 'the man in the street'...

    Yes, it's difficult for 'the man in the street' to deal with, especially with extreme cases like your friends'. One of the few good things the BBC has done in recent years is give a lot of coverage...
  12. Thread: Red Sky

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    Red Sky

    Over Stratford, it was more like the apocalypse! The sun was completely blocked out for well over an hour; how did the rest of C&W fare?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41635906
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    No problem Rebbonk - thanks for your help with...

    No problem Rebbonk - thanks for your help with spammers. I'm on the case with the smilies.
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    I don't know Beverly Road, yes Milverton's a...

    I don't know Beverly Road, yes Milverton's a really nice area.
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    Hi Rebbonk, I've just reset you as a moderator. ...

    Hi Rebbonk, I've just reset you as a moderator. :)
  16. Thread: Sad Poem

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    Sad Poem

    I came across this poem when I was randomly searching the interweb a few weeks ago, and it instantly had me in floods of tears:


    WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME

    When tomorrow starts without me...
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    It vaguely rings a bell, but not a place that I'm...

    It vaguely rings a bell, but not a place that I'm familiar with.
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    Favourite TV Programmes

    One of my current favourite TV programmes is 'Ancient Aliens'. It always makes me feel better to sneer at the gullible fools who believe in that kind of rubbish.
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    Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem.
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    Roast pork for me tomorrow. A friend gave me a...

    Roast pork for me tomorrow. A friend gave me a couple of bramley apples last week, so a bit fresh apple sauce to go with it. :)
  21. Thread: NHS gets worse!

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    I've used the same chemist for years. I...

    I've used the same chemist for years. I remember, about 15 years ago, I had a dose of sinusitis & concussion at the same time (don't ask!) and the doctor prescribed me cocodamol & ibuprofen. The...
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    I'm a bit of a closet snob, so the 'top end' of...

    I'm a bit of a closet snob, so the 'top end' of town has a bit more of a draw for me! :o
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    That sounds really creepy, Finebyme. What was...

    That sounds really creepy, Finebyme. What was the B&B called?
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    Evil.

    Evil.
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    Well, it's been a long day and there's nothing on...

    Well, it's been a long day and there's nothing on the tellybox; think I might treat myself to a quiet pint in my local. :beerchug:
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