So, who wants to help... to perpetuate the cellar?

Are we in a birthday situation?

The whole thing sounds gorgeous.

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Blimey Joe

I would have had a whole list of excuses before now…

Carinthia.xx

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Could be…

Made a pig’s ear of the cake, so needed cheering up. (Being presented with a bottle of Bombay Sapphire definitely helped :slight_smile: )

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Happy Birthday to ?
Have a grand time, whatever. Food and drink seem perfecto!
Soo xx

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joe dere, I have a sneaking feeling that your ‘:pig2:’s :ear:’ is probably most people’s idea of a pretty good :birthday:. Not that Bombay Sapphire ever comes amiss.

Many happy returns to the birthdayee. Cheers! Up!

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Happy birthday to who
Happy birthday to who
Happy birthday dear mysterious
Happy birthday to who.

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Not this one - it fell apart. Was trying to get it done at the same time as the dinner, so had to use the top oven. Not really suitable for cakes - or more likely needed to extend the cooking time. Was worried about it burning.

Then again, it’s not as though I was going to be blowing out any candles (Mind you, that’d be a pretty good way of getting the whole cake to yourself…)

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Sod the cake, Joe. The dinner sounds perfect.

I hope that you have enjoyed your day…

Carinthia.xx

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I am continuing to enjoy it! And the best part is that there’s so much left over that we won’t have to cook tomorrow! (Unless I have another go at a cake…?)

Might have to lower expectations on the wine front, though… (The Hermitage is quite glorious, BTW)

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Happy Birthday to whoever

Here we have dined on paella cooked on the BBQ so the chorizo cooked loooooong and slow and yeilded all its spice into the oil which flavoured the whole dish

Antiques Road show just valued a sewing machine at 5 000 pounds

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What sort of sewing machine?

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It was a cast iron number that looked like a lion when not in use

Fab looking thing but I am not sure it would sew very well

The tail was a handle for working the machine when not using the treadle

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This is similar to the machine I learned to sew with:

No treadle for me!

Soo xx

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I didn’t see it, Twellsy. I’ll look on iPlodder

Machines operated by a knee lever were very popular too

Carinthia.xx

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Lion sewing machine

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It was similar to the one above

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A bugga to dust, that.

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Snork, Gus

Thank-you Twellsy, I have just seen a picture of the AR one onna fabric group post on FaceAche.

Beeeeyoooooutiful

My mother had a Singer treadle on which she made hers & my clothes.
When I was 11, she bought, after a year saving up, an Elna Lotus Special, which is the one at the caravan in Carinthia.
50 years old, & serviced once. A fabulous machine

Carinthia.xx

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I have a pre-War Singer which was bought, second-hand, in Oxford Market in 1940 for nineteen shillings and given to my mother for her twenty-first birthday. It has oblong bobbins instead of round ones! Goodness only knows how old it is.

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The boat shaped shuttles were a Bugga, Fishy… :wink:

Carinthia.xx

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