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  2. Last month I was listening to a Rick Steve's European Podcast. He did an interview with a woman 195 weeks providing a recipe from every country, for her family. I was so intrigued that I decided to do this for our grands (and us) to incorporate with some geography and history. I was wondering if our non American members can list some relatively easy recipes that we may be able to try? Maybe a little background to go with it? Thanks!
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  4. Black Velvet band. . Unknown Irish folk.
  5. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    I'm currently wading through "The Rise of Skywalker", not very involving really, and the dialogue is risible! It has picked up a bit now, but is a bit of a slog.
  6. The Last Film You Saw - 2020

    The Salisbury poisonings on BBC.
  7. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
  8. Young, Gifted and Black ~ Nina Simone
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  10. Young At Heart - Frank Sinatra
  11. I hate to admit it, but I think the reason I can see the circles is because I'm short-sighted and used to seeing things out of focus
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  13. What's the weather like?

    We had 31°C on Friday 31st, though the heat didn’t last for long, thankfully the day after it was only in the low 20s. And now they are forecasting us a chilly 8°C tomorrow morning! Then possibly a warming up from the south next weekend. It seems to be gyroscope-style weather!
  14. I’ve got the audio version of this one to listen to. Looking forward to it now, as listening (or reading) books of lighter styles are better at the mo. . Exactly!
  15. Madeleine's Book Log - ongoing

    "The Julius House" by Charlaine Harris - this is the 4th in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series set in Laurenceton, in Georgia, and in this one Roe, as she is known, is preparing for her wedding to Martin Bartell. His present to her is a lovely house, which is notorious for the fact that it's previous owners, the Julius family, disappeared overnight 6 years ago and not a trace has been found of them since. but Roe is thrilled and sets about revamping the property, although she is more than slightly curious about the couple who Martin rents out the apartment over the garage to, supposedly an Army buddy of his who has fallen on hard times, but he and his wife are more like a SWAT team. And when Roe and the wife are attached by an axe man, she begins to wonder why Martin has to keep making so many trips to places like Guatemala. Meanwhile the house's past inevitably comes back to haunt them, and Roe finds herself, as usual, in great danger. It's all written in a breezy style and Roe, despite being somewhat dim at times, is a likeable heroine and this was an easy, fast read 7.5/10
  16. Just finished reading Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. And what a corker of a book! Our main character, Prince Yarvi, was born with disability with limited use of one of his hands, so not to be a warrior, so Yarvi is seen as weak in the community. Instead, he is training at a Minister, sort of a herbalist, but also a diplomat in the community. So the night before the examination for his Minister (which would mean that he would become a sort of monk) the news that his father and brother have been killed, and that Yarvi is King! But now he must be going into battle, and it seems that his brother and father were murdered by traitors...... Gosh, this was a page turner, with great characters, and plenty of pithy humour. I'm glad that there were plenty of good female characters, both goodies and baddies. You'll never get a dull moment in this novel, and I felt like ,, and plenty of too. So would definitely recommend this one, as it was a great book. 6 out of 6!
  17. You say that.......yet you posted it! My husband can't see them at all, so I was VERY happy to show him your post.
  18. What's the weather like?

    It's been really hot here, it was the hottest 31rst July ever measured in the Netherlands. Gladly today it's a bit cooler, so I've got the windows open so the house can cool down a bit. By the end of the week though it'll be warmer again unfortunately.
  19. I have just finished The Girl Before by JP Delaney. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to, the only problem is that I forgot to bring another book with me to work.
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