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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1290 on: January 23, 2020, 09:11:35 AM »
Raw crumble topping is heaven. Butter, oats, sugar. Mmmmmm.... 
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1291 on: January 23, 2020, 09:29:21 AM »
Another little moment of happiness... because I seem to be made of money this week, I JUST BOUGHT A DISHWASHER!  Obviously, we have no kitchen to install it in, but I bought it, and it's mine, and one day* I will get to load dishes into it, push some buttons, and walk away... and that will be "washing up".  *twirl*

*That day could literally be years away.  But now I have hope.
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1292 on: January 23, 2020, 12:51:49 PM »
Another little moment of happiness... because I seem to be made of money this week, I JUST BOUGHT A DISHWASHER!  Obviously, we have no kitchen to install it in, but I bought it, and it's mine, and one day* I will get to load dishes into it, push some buttons, and walk away... and that will be "washing up".  *twirl*

*That day could literally be years away.  But now I have hope.
Yay!!

Have you gotten any recent quotes on the render job? It could be worth revisiting now that you don't have visas to plan for!

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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1293 on: January 23, 2020, 01:00:21 PM »
My LMH is finally completing the contract for a new job and setting my official start date. Current job is so stressful I keep getting sick (it triggers cPTSD almost daily, not fun, and didn't realise that would happen when I took the job because the role hadn't been very well described.) Only 3 more weeks to go! So happy to have a job close to home and back in database technology. And hopefully rental car discounts.

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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1294 on: January 23, 2020, 01:02:54 PM »
That's great Margo!
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1295 on: January 23, 2020, 02:40:07 PM »
Another little moment of happiness... because I seem to be made of money this week, I JUST BOUGHT A DISHWASHER!  Obviously, we have no kitchen to install it in, but I bought it, and it's mine, and one day* I will get to load dishes into it, push some buttons, and walk away... and that will be "washing up".  *twirl*

*That day could literally be years away.  But now I have hope.
  You should be able to wire up that thing and start washing. 


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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1296 on: January 23, 2020, 07:07:56 PM »
Raw crumble topping is heaven. Butter, oats, sugar. Mmmmmm....
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OMG.....
I. Want. Some. Crumble. Topping. Now!


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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1297 on: January 23, 2020, 10:53:31 PM »
Another little moment of happiness... because I seem to be made of money this week, I JUST BOUGHT A DISHWASHER!  Obviously, we have no kitchen to install it in, but I bought it, and it's mine, and one day* I will get to load dishes into it, push some buttons, and walk away... and that will be "washing up".  *twirl*

*That day could literally be years away.  But now I have hope.

Oh!!! Colour me GREEN with envy!!!!



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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1298 on: January 24, 2020, 07:41:12 AM »
Yay!!

Have you gotten any recent quotes on the render job? It could be worth revisiting now that you don't have visas to plan for!

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We haven't, but we have got the loft cleared out, so the rewiring can begin.   That's something.

We want a new porch (one with an apex roof and that isn't made of PVC), and we're looking at how we can achieve this without needing planning permission (height restriction is the issue).  Or we need to get plans drawn up so we can apply for planning permission... something...  Anything!  With or without planning permission, we'd like to do the porch before the render so we don't mess up the render when we build the porch.

  You should be able to wire up (the dishwasher) and start washing. 

Plumbing.  Plus, all the old insulation we my husband pulled from the loft is taking up the kitchen space.  I think we need to hire a skip.
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1299 on: January 25, 2020, 10:18:55 AM »
I bought another thing.  This one was only £10, though.  In celebration of my new oven (!!!), I just ordered River Cottage Handbook: Bread from Amazon.  It arrives tomorrow.  If I was really clever, I would have remembered sooner that I've wanted that book since forever and the lack of oven is the only reason I hesitated, and then it could be here now.  Instead, I am deficient and now I have to wait 'till tomorrow.  *sigh*
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1300 on: February 02, 2020, 06:27:09 PM »
When you find that thing you've been looking for for ages, after you had given up hunting for it... but before you bought a new one!     :D
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1301 on: February 02, 2020, 06:59:32 PM »
I bought another thing.  This one was only £10, though.  In celebration of my new oven (!!!), I just ordered River Cottage Handbook: Bread from Amazon.  It arrives tomorrow.  If I was really clever, I would have remembered sooner that I've wanted that book since forever and the lack of oven is the only reason I hesitated, and then it could be here now.  Instead, I am deficient and now I have to wait 'till tomorrow.  *sigh*

I don't know if they are still in print, but we have a 1980s version of a cookbook called "Uprisings: The Whole Grain Baker's Book" (spiral bound with tons of great recipes) that I can definitely recommend to you. There are probably newer versions, and I don't know if they've changed those or not, but the version we have has spectacularly good breads in it. The Daughter has just made me a loaf of malthouse bread, and I've had a warm-from-the-oven slice with butter and a cup of tea and am in carb heaven right now.  ;D


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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1302 on: February 03, 2020, 10:00:00 AM »
Thanks, Nan, maybe I'll look for it one day.  But now that my River Cottage book is here, and I have had a chance to read (and repeatedly reference) it, I think I'm all set.  This book is very very good.  It's not just a book of recipes, but a textbook on breadmaking.  It's entertaining and informative, teaching the principles of bread so the reader can try things.  He doesn't just give a "30g of this, 10g of that" bunch of recipes... he explains the characteristics of all the grains you might use, ratios of ingredients, how much hydration you might want for different outcomes or to use with different flours... It's theoretical and also practical.

Look at my white loaf!  It made amazing sandwiches on Saturday, the best jam on toast ever on Sunday morning, and chewy delicious crusts to dip into our braised shin of beef on Sunday evening.  I love my book and I love bread!  (And, of course, I love having an oven again!!) 
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8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1303 on: February 03, 2020, 10:18:39 AM »
Thanks, Nan, maybe I'll look for it one day.  But now that my River Cottage book is here, and I have had a chance to read (and repeatedly reference) it, I think I'm all set.  This book is very very good.  It's not just a book of recipes, but a textbook on breadmaking.  It's entertaining and informative, teaching the principles of bread so the reader can try things.  He doesn't just give a "30g of this, 10g of that" bunch of recipes... he explains the characteristics of all the grains you might use, ratios of ingredients, how much hydration you might want for different outcomes or to use with different flours... It's theoretical and also practical.

Look at my white loaf!  It made amazing sandwiches on Saturday, the best jam on toast ever on Sunday morning, and chewy delicious crusts to dip into our braised shin of beef on Sunday evening.  I love my book and I love bread!  (And, of course, I love having an oven again!!)
Look at DOMO living his best life!

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Re: Little Moments of Happiness
« Reply #1304 on: February 03, 2020, 10:39:36 AM »
Look at DOMO living his best life!

Domo knows how to live.  I admire him so much!
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
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14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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