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A hoard of food

The weather turned extremely cold last week. There were even a couple of flurries of snow. When I say flurries, I really mean flurries. On both occasions, if you blinked, you’d have missed it! A few days later, it snowed again. This time, for all of two minutes!

A woman seeing me working on my caravan, stopped by and gave me some kind of caravan cleaner and some decent cleaning cloths. I think it’s a modern thing; I’ve never heard of it before. It’s called ‘black streak remover’. I presume that it’s for those modern plastic caravans. I thanked her for her kind gift. It will no doubt come in handy.

I then had a completely unexpected visit. A man stopped by and introduced himself as my granddaughters’ great-grandfather. What a surprise!

Gifts of food went mad again. I had a food parcel from Dom’s ( But before that arrived, a man appeared with a carrier bag full of frozen food. Later, I had a delivery of a large bag of vegetables from the guys at Surviving the Streets. I only have a small terracotta ‘fridge which makes storing chilled food challenging. Frozen food, more so, as once defrosted, it goes off in super-quick time. Fortunately, Daniel came by. I offloaded the frozen on him for safekeeping.

In the meantime, I made a few cupcakes with some tangerines I had been given. The sponge came out perfect! I topped the cakes with a coffee buttercream. They were amazing and of course, didn’t last long.

I have noticed that I am very close to my 100th. post; just another couple to go. What should I write about in that post?

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Hello from Missouri, USA. Hope you're doing well and staying warm.. I'm glad you have great neighbors to share food with you. It must be a relief to have someone available to store the excess freezer and refrigerator food for you. Hopefully it'll warm up soon.

Our weather keeps fluctuating. We had ice storms, then 2 days later we were experiencing temps of 32°C. Now we are back to 9° C and rain. We had frost last night. I hope our weather stops freezing because I just planted a lot of strawberry plants. I plan on putting out my garden and some flowers this weekend. I also bought a mini orchard which needs to be planted. Lol It has t…

Wizard Steve
Wizard Steve
Apr 16, 2021
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Hi Terri, I’m good, thank you. Indeed. I’m very lucky. It is frustrating with the weather. At this time of year when the days are longer, I like to get up and get outside and get on with the work on my caravan. But the cold mornings keep me in bed. The weather where you are sounds crazy. Good luck with your gardening. I hope the weather improves. Good luck to your son. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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