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Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by archersuz, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Off on our jollies again tomorrow. Derbyshire this time (near Matlock). So excited about it. Derbyshire is one of my ancestral places. Mum was born there, and all her ancestors back to the year dot. I was at teacher training college in Derby, stayed there for a further 3 years. Daughter was born there. So I feel quite at home when we stay in the county. No doubt I will be doing a bit of grave digging if I get chance. Mr Blue and Ness will have to be patient. The weather forecast says it is going to be a very hot week, which may curtail us a bit as far as walking is concerned, and driving a long way, but hey! Better than snow. Cool clothes packed. Ness has a cool coat and a cool mat. I may be borrowing them. :)
     
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  2. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Scotch egg with a twist!
     
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    If I go out of my front door and throw a stone someone in Derbyshire would probably complain..

    No seriously though it would take me a short walk to be in Derbyshire from here, I like Matlock and before Diabetes intruded in my life Bakewell tarts bought in Bakewell were a treat.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I have a lot of Derbyshire Stones in my maternal family tree. The saying goes in the area that if you throw a stone at a Stone, you will get a thousand stones thrown back at you.
     
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    30 degrees Celsius here our street is one huge swarm of flying ants.

    I am having a big problem with the heat MG and Asthma are affected.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Yes, very intense heat and high humidity here on holiday in Derbyshire, not so far from you. It was well over 30 degrees here today.

    So far I have done some grave digging in St. Lukes churchyard at Heage and found quite a few ancesters there. Photos taken. Found a fab WW1 roll of honour memorial in Matlock Bath with a relative's details. (In the forerunner to the RAF, died in a flying accident, aged 21. He was a Flight Lieutenant)

    Been on the cable car at Matlock Bath over the valley to the top of Abraham Heights, and today been to the Crich Tramway Museum. Had a fab ride on a 1934 vintage Blackpool single decker open topped tram. Both of us know almost for certain we have been on that tram in its original location many times when we were children/young adults. Ness is a well travelled dog - but wasn't too impressed!

    Currently sitting in garden with a ridiculously large glass of wine. Easily half a pint, and not eaten yet!!
     
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  7. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Antje77 I thought about you today while I was out shopping. I saw a new kind of snack for sale, called a Sweet Amsterdam Stroopwafel. It's said to be guilt-free -- I wonder why. :)
     
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  8. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'm afraid stroopwafels and guilt free don't combine very well, unless having a very nasty hypo. I'm sorry. But should you decide to try, put it in the oven for a minute! And don't buy if guilt free means sugar free...
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

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    A few years ago while on holiday in Devon I happened to be in Barnstaple market when a lady from the Netherlands was selling what I believe to have been stroopwafels if they are the same things the method was to place them on top of a hot mug of coffee or such like till they warmed and then eat them with the hot drink I found them delicious but very sweet.
     
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  10. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apparently it means gluten-free. Interesting how something can contain cane sugar and glucose syrup, potato and corn starches, and palm oil, and still be labeled "guilt-free"!
     
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  11. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Definitely buy another brand!
     
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  12. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I enjoyed your description of the stroopwafel method. It was a happy reminder of how I used to warm up some treats ... maybe oatmeal cookies. :)
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    It has been exceptionally wet of late but not cold. I would to do a roly-poly over one.
     
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  16. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It would be fun to pounce on. Barefoot.
     
  17. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    @Guzzler and @SaskiaKC , first one of us with lawn blisters hosts the Lawn Blister Bouncing Party!
     
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  18. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    May we never lose our inner child.

    (But the drinks are on you, Antje ;)).
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    As long as it's only the three of us and not the whole forum I'm happy to provide :)
     
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  20. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And I'm happy to imbibe. ;)
     
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