Friday, 13 November 2015

Friday the 13th

I finished off the quince and apple jelly yesterday and got a good set quite quickly. 

 
4 jars made, a good golden colour. 2 for the hampers and 2 to keep.

Thanks for conversational comments yesterday. Margaret P was asking about our water treatment and I'm sure some clever person out there will know why some water smells of chlorine and other water doesn't. Our mains water here comes from a deep bore-hole aquifer  and the water tower which provides the pressure to get the water here  is at Saxmundham. The water in this area is what we call hard water and makes limescale easily it doesn't smell of chlorine at all.  

Quite a bright breezy day here so far today and washing is blowing merrily on the line. Bread is rising in the kitchen and I've been writing lists. I have the list of things that need making before Christmas and jobs that need doing and another list of plans for my December blog posts. That's as well as the lists in the Christmas book of presents and cards.
A bit of shopping needs doing later and then it will be an evening watching the Children In Need programmes.
That's our Friday 13th sorted - touch wood and crossing fingers.

 Stay safe
Back Tomorrow
Sue




18 comments:

  1. Our neighbours son worked for Anglia Water and used to come to test the water. I asked him why sometimes there is a strong chlorine smell. He said it was to do with flushing out pipes to get rid of any possible contaminants following burst pipes. Other than that they do it occasionally to be on the safe side. Usually done overnight but can be during the day is pipes have been fixed locally. Fizzing water is another side effect of flushing through.

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    1. Yes they had to do a lot of flushing out after the big water main burst up the road earlier this year

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  2. The weather is a little bonkers today isn't it? Started off sunny, then turned blustery and rainy, now it's sunny again. This is why we Brits waffle on about weather so much, it's never dull!
    I was trying to forget about the date today, but since my laptop and the pc have been going doolally, I'm starting to think there is bad luck lurking in the wires!

    Have a lovely evening, your jellies look perfect, so clear and such a lovely colour.

    Enjoy CIN :O) x

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    1. Our connection was v...e....r...y s...l....o....w today too

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  3. Our water is as hard as nails here, but that doesn't stop it being rather nasty and chloriney some days

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    1. The worst water I've ever tasted was in Totnes in Devon - yuck

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  4. That quince jelly is really the most beautiful colour Sue - hope it tastes just as good.. Did you see that Terry Wogan has had to pull out of Children in Need for health reasons at the last minute? So sad, as he has fronted it for years.

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    1. Oh what a shame, I hadn't heard. Poor Old Tel

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  5. Thank you, Sue, for explaining about the source of your water, and telling us that it doesn't smell of choline. I must say that it's not always that our water smells thus, but at night it does tend to be more prevalent. We live in a soft water area, very soft, makes lovely lather when you wash and no scum, and of course, no limescale build up in the pipes or in the kettle.
    that quince & apple jelly looks the business!
    Margaret P

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    1. I've been battling limescale in our water for ever, it clogs up taps and shower and leaves marks on everything, but it tastes good

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    2. not the limescale tasting good! I mean the water

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  6. We have lovely soft now, after years of battling with hard water and limescale its lovely. I hadnt realised it was Friday the 13th until I saw your post.
    Yes Children in need time again when the rich people with deep pockets tell the poor people to give generously, I for one wont be watching

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    1. Thank God that some of The rich people give their time and money to help some of the small charities round the country and I don't think people who can't afford to give should feel guilty.

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  7. Hard water in Essex. When I moved here from Liverpool where the water was soft I didn't know what limescale was and found it all quite disgusting. I hate it when it makes my shiny new kettle look old before its time. The jam looks lovely and clear.

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  8. Hard water in Essex. When I moved here from Liverpool where the water was soft I didn't know what limescale was and found it all quite disgusting. I hate it when it makes my shiny new kettle look old before its time. The jam looks lovely and clear.

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    1. It means that my shower screen always looks mucky too

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    2. Your jelly looks delicious. We don't get quince here so I've no idea what it tastes like.

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  9. Sue, your jelly looks delicious and beautiful in color. I haven't made jelly before. I thought I may give strawberry freezer jam a try next year. Thank you for sharing.

    Much Happiness,
    Cynn
    From Country Pioneer

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