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About SteveO

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  • Birthday 13/08/1953

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    South East Kent
  • Interests
    The Broads, boating, fishing, travel, walking, swimming, music, reading.

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  1. SteveO

    Vinyl Wrapping A Hull!

    I would always be worried about what lies under the vinyl.
  2. SteveO

    Village Life

    I lived in East Harling in Norfolk briefly in the mid-'70's. When I asked how often the buses ran to nearby Thetford, I was told "Tuesdays and Saturdays". Enough said, I soon bought myself a motorbike.
  3. SteveO

    Village Life

    Interesting article, but I would hardly call Cromer a village. Having lived in villages most of my life, all I can say is that there are good ones and bad ones and you need to do your homework carefully. Some of the villages I have lived in were lovely, others downright unfriendly if not hostile, As a general rule I would say, the further North I went, the better my experience was. Increasingly, village life involves living in a "dormitory" where everyone commutes to work, with no shop, no pub and having to get in the car to get anywhere you might want to go, so it is important that you go into this with eyes wide open and not be seduced with the idea of a cosy social-life which may or may not exist.
  4. SteveO

    Is Your Dog Spoilt?

    Oh, most definitely spoiled, I would say.
  5. SteveO

    Nbn Spring Gathering

    Steve and Nik . Windmill Lady 18th definitely, poss 19th also
  6. SteveO

    Happy New Year

    Happy New Year. Lovely and sunny down here in Kent too. Makes a change after all the gloomy weather we've had recently.
  7. I always thought that a pizza was a glorified and overpriced toasted cheese sandwich myself.
  8. SteveO

    Christmas Fare

    I forgot to say that I made a nut roast for my vegetarian daughter: fine chopped onion, breadcrumbs, veg suet, chopped mixed nuts including chestnuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans and hazelnuts, grated nutmeg, chopped parsley, thyme, rosemary and marjoram from the garden, lemon zest and lemon juice, all bound together with egg (she's not a vegan). Served with vegetarian gravy, all the Christmas dinner veg and non-meat trimmings, she said it was excellent, so who am I to argue?
  9. SteveO

    Christmas Fare

    We had a large chicken and a turkey crown for the big day. Last crown I had was dry, so this time we put a layer of sausage meat under the skin and more in the neck cavity, which with an onion and a lemon stuffed into the main cavity and a layer of streaky bacon on top, kept it nice and moist. Boxing day we had cold meats, chips and leftover veggies and yesterday we had Mrs O's amazing Christmas Pie, which disposed of most of the remaining meat and trimmings (stuffing, pigs in blankets, bread sauce and cranberry sauce and gravy go in with the meat and a lovely flavoursome pie comes out. Today we will finish off the rest in a Chinese style curry stir-fry. Strangely enough, baked beans played no part in our Christmas festivities. Frankly, sprouts are a big enough risk on their own without introducing another high-sulphur food type. The chicken and turkey bones were boiled up and I will be using the stock to make a lovely big pan of veggie soup which will last us into the weekend.
  10. SteveO

    Happy Christmas!

    Merry Christmas everyone, and a happy New Year to all.
  11. SteveO

    Nbn Quiz Night

    Last night's quiz was well-attended and was eventually won by Bern, who will be entertaining us with the last quiz of 2018 next Friday.
  12. SteveO

    Nbn Quiz Night

    NikO won last Friday's quiz, so is QM tomorrow. Topics will be: Cryptic Carols Christmas Films Going Underground Food and Drink Something Fishy General knowledge with an Christmas flavour. We will kick off at around 8:30pm in the chatroom:- http://www.nbnquiz.co.uk/chat/ Enter username (no password)click login. All welcome
  13. SteveO

    First Fire Of The Winter.

    I'll bet that Geordie chickens are still going out without their feathers.
  14. Very sorry to hear of your sad loss. Sincere condolences from Nik and me.
  15. SteveO

    Wintertime Cooking

    If I'd known there was a cider shortage I'd have hunted down a couple of bottles of Biddenden cider. Made in Kent, extremely smooth and extremely strong. Unfortunately, the only shop I know which sells it round here closed half an hour ago.
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