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Every so often I get an urge to have a dog again and if I could have any dog at all it would be an English setter I think. They are lovely sagacious creatures all fluffy and with sad faces that appear to be carrying the woes and worries of the world but which become transformed instantly into broad smiles whenever they see their owners approaching with a biscuit. Very HappyVery HappyUploaded Image

There's a lady that lives not far away who has two. I used to see her regularly but she has disappeared. I haven't seen her for months. Or the dogs for that matter. Gone, disappeared.

Watched Hugh's fat fight last evening and the accent now will have to be on portion control. Too often I 'finish up' leftovers to prevent them 'going to waste.' Far better if I committed half to the waste bucket and just ate half. Better still I suppose to keep chickens or ducks. Mind you we were debating last evening what being a vegetarian meant. Are you allowed to eat fish? wear leather? eat eggs? drink milk? Some people won't eat cheese that uses rennet which comes from a sheep's? stomach. But if you are using milk and wearing leather shoes why bother were the rennet comes from? Or the butter. And what is a flexitarian? Perhaps I'll stick to porridge eaten out of a teacup, but even that needs milk to make it worth while.

Meanwhile I read that for £100 you can buy an Air Fryer that makes chips without oil (or with very little) and wonderful chips they are too, according to the reviewer. Definitely a gadget to watch. Very Happy

Posted at 11th Jan 2019 - 08:37AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 15

Withy Brook's Avatar Didn’t watch Hugh last night. I have always worked on the basis of smaller helpings etc and cut right back on sugar and salt (the latter because of raised blood pressure) and reduce fat.
There appear to be degrees of vegetarianism. I think some do it because they believe it is healthier but some are extremists and don’t want to hurt any animal, so are vegan. My grandson and partner are quite sensible in that they do not eat meat but do eat dairy and fish.
We seem to eat less red meat nowadays, though we still like it. We do eat quite a lot of chicken and OH loves fish and would eat it all the time, but I don’t much like it.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th Jan 2019 at 09:10AM

Camilla's Avatar Morning Fennie, Withy and All,

Thank you kindly for posting Fennie.

If you see my FB page you will see I posted about a Greyhound I sighted in my walks yesterday but he was not with his owner. Always worrys me when dogs go missing . Yes the Setters are lovely dogs Fennie but then I love all dogs no matter what the breed. A couple at the end of the lane have a Red Setter named Muttley fine fellow smooth silky coat and lovely personality .

On the subject of waste I loathe wasting food I think the food banks for left over food from the supermarket is a great idea too.

Not feeling great this morning did not sleep well and my sinuses playing up again keep getting on and off palpitations in my throat could be stress perhaps .

On the age thing a church friend of where I used to live rang me this morning she is 84 and always has this enormous energy . Drives to Scotland in her car without a care and flys off to Switzerland to visit her family she is small and nimble with a voracious appetite for life and has a wonderful wicked sense of humour too. Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 11th Jan 2019 at 10:24AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar As omnivores by design everything in moderation seems the best bet to me, that old adage would be the equivalent of modern "portion control" presumably.
Vegetarians vary depending on whether they are more ethically or healthy minded. I did have to chide my veggie friend when she felt obliged to make an adverse comment about my sheepskin flying jacket ... and reminded her she was wearing leather boots!Rolling Eyes

Put your porridge back in it's big bowl Fennie - it's possibly the most healthy thing you eat all day Laughing just less sugar/syrup/jam or whatever you put on it assuming you don't eat it plain. Oat's we can handle it's wheat we haven't evolved to digest properly yet.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jan 2019 at 10:25AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Quite fond of English setters myself they seem lovely dogs, like a slightly more goofy Clumber spaniel, I like them too.
Time and space allowing my first choice would still be a St Bernard or a Newfie or two.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jan 2019 at 10:28AM

Camilla's Avatar Lovely to see you back FNVery Happy

Only just bought a big box of Porridge yesterday I love it with Honey and sugar. Both my Grandma's always had Porridge for breakfast.

My DIL goes the whole hog is a vegan and that is no meat and no no dairy and no leather or any fabric made from animals also no cosmetics tested on animals either.

Posted by: Camilla on 11th Jan 2019 at 10:29AM

Camilla's Avatar Off to the vet with Patch today he is due for his Booster jab not going to like that at all bless him .

Posted by: Camilla on 11th Jan 2019 at 10:30AM

Fennie's Avatar Two Newfies! FN. Wonderful dogs but they do take up space and of course they forget how big they are and try to squeeze under chairs or tables or behind doors. Then there's the hair, shed in copious quantities. I suppose a St Bernard is similar.

Never seen a Newfie and a Dolphin at play but imagine they could become firm friends.

Did you ever read 'The Dog Crusoe' by Mr Ballantyne? Wonderful story about a Newfie called Crusoe and an expedition to the source of the Missouri river circa 1830.

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jan 2019 at 11:32AM

Fennie's Avatar Good luck Patch.

Honey and Sugar? How about condensed milk?! Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jan 2019 at 11:33AM

Fennie's Avatar Your old Lady, Camilla, sounds like my aunt in Taverham, though even she is slowing down now. Had 9 children as well.
Took up the clarinet when she was 80 for something to do and regularly used to walk across Scotland coast to coast sleeping in a tent. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jan 2019 at 11:37AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Uploaded Image

Hudson and Heidi the dolphin watching Newfies along with my friend and her collie Spud. Hudson's predecessor Ben used to give everyone on the beach the heads up when dolphins were still too far away to be seen with the naked eye!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jan 2019 at 05:24PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Sorry Camilla I missed your earlier reply it must have been posted within seconds of mine.
One of our old customers still used to jet off to the wilds of the Canadian wilderness at 98 to visit her family... flying to London then Vancouver then a little two seater job to the nearest lake where the family would pick her up for the long drive to the cabin! Blink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jan 2019 at 05:34PM

Camilla's Avatar Love Condensed Milk Fennie, but it has so much sugar in it, do you like it?

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jan 2019 at 11:16AM

Camilla's Avatar No worries FN, lovely pic you posted above FN.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jan 2019 at 11:17AM

Fennie's Avatar Haven't had condensed milk for yonks. I imagine I would find it too sweet now.

I was thinking Winnie the Pooh Rabbit: Will you have honey or condensed milk on your bread?
Pooh: Both but don't bother about the bread.

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Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jan 2019 at 10:27PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar LaughingI'm with Pooh just give me the tin and a spoon.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 15th Jan 2019 at 11:15AM

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