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by The Gingerbread Lady
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: advice for my pig's head please....
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

advice for my pig's head please....

I am so excited I am about to set off to collect a large pig's head, which I am going to cook and gild. It's going to be a display piece for Northern Restaurant and Bar show in Manchester on Monday and for Boot Camp. It's not intended to be eaten, just to show folk and hopefully get some orders. My ...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What MOPs really mean.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3689

Feck off !! do you know how much effort has gone into this ? its not a fecking car boot sale, now p*ss OFF !" I agree with Martin, how tempting it is sometimes to say this... I get brassed off with folk who ask me who makes the stuff for me and they are so surprised when I tell them i do it all...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Price of icing sugar in 1700
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Price of icing sugar in 1700

Does anyone know how much a pound of icing sugar would have cost in the 1700's? I have tried loads of places but no one seems to know :(
I am trying to work out how much Whores Farts would have cost when they were first 'invented'
by The Gingerbread Lady
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Stocking Fillers
Replies: 2
Views: 778

I am taking santa gingerbread, Parainen (orange) gingerbread tree decorations, liquer n black bun gift sets for the Scots, Christmas cake, puddings and more black bun for new year and loads of other goodies including 'pepper sweatmeats' - made with sloe gin, icing sugar and pepper, carol singing pep...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

Tell ya what Luce, tis grim up north! was hoping for Caldicot, but it was understandably cancelled (bloddy weather), people cancelling wedding cakes as they can no longer afford them, bank charges spiralling etc etc, am hoping for a turn in fortune soon, am peed orf and exhausted 'robbing peter to p...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2972

Hey there Mart, am in a similar boat myself - my van and its contents got nicked, events cancelled and this weekend took £43 - just enough to cover petrol home. Bank bounced mortgage last month so now have to find this months and pay last months by friday - have pleaded poverty and got a refund on s...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

To add insult to injury my van (with camping stove, portaloo, sat nav, cd player and cd's) was stolen on Tuesday. Has been reported to the police, but not holding out much hope as several vans in the area have been taken over the past week or so. As for insurance, there's a £500 excess to pay and si...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

Tried to get into kelmarsh, but they are full :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

Thanks Panda :lol:
Can't help thinking i have made a bad mistake not going to Kelmarsh as everyone else (the usual suspects) are going there - am tempted to see if i can get in.......is it too late???
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

oh no, not at all - you can have some too :lol:
Glad you liked the smartie ones - they were a 'what can we make with these ingredients' recipe!
anyone else got any requests (of a foodie nature) for Bodelwydden?
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

hell yeah - it will be my 1st anniversary of doing history fairs - can we have a party in the beer tent??? Things definitely looking brighter - am making hearts for a national magazine for a photoshoot tomorrow - apparently a very famous shop wouldnt do it so they googled me :D and i get credits for...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

I went to Tewks and just as foretold I sold out!!!! Have spent a couple of days with a stupid grin on my face as it now means i can go to Berkely and Tintagel - way cool 8) Big thanks to everyone to came to support me and those who had read my posting and came to give me moral support - thanks again...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Paperwork from organisors, legal in any way ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1508

Can't you also claim for loss of earnings on the basis that had you not been there you would have been in your kitchen? I know it's a difficult one to prove but perhaps an average of what you have taken over the past few months shows could give an idea of what you could have earned had the folk been...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for all their kind words, advice, support & offers of help. Chatteris was a good do, even though it poured down on Sunday, have enough to buy packaging for Tewks stock and will have a gingerbread model of the abbey (simplified!) filled with swee...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I will never forget your attempt to explain the WHORES FARTS to that particular group of ladies at Bunratty......i have never seen you blush before Martin - was priceless :lol: :lol: :lol: By the way, the kids have suggested chocolate coated ones - and the name - skiddi...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

I do have a new and very much improved website just needing me to sort out products to put on it, pack sizes and pricing - its http://www.angelasgingerbread.com (i know its not angelas pantry or the gingerbread lady, which i would have preferred but cant remember why it wasnt possible at the time) a...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

If i can keep the wolves from the door that long, then hopefully, yes :D
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

Thank you :)

I must say I am so proud of my kids, they not giving up without a damned good fight - they are beavering away, rolling mixture & packing as much stock as we can do tonight to get me laden to the roof of the van for Chatteris - am so proud of them and everso slightly humbled :o
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jul 01, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out
Replies: 49
Views: 9496

'Feeling the pinch' update - am down and very nearly out

Am sat here (box of tissues at my side) feeling thoroughly miserable... had a great time and good trade in Ireland (though not very profitable), returned to find that the men in suits who promised me funding to expand the business and take on a local bakery have changed their mind :cry: I have spent...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Other food (sort of) traders ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

there's Emily who does the historical jams, chutneys n mustards - she was at Tatton - had lovely quince jam :lol:
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else feeling the pinch ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3407

Some of the best recipes ever have been invented this way - i had a disaster once with a gingerbread recipe and it turned out to be a best seller!
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else feeling the pinch ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3407

Too right Luce, not giving up without a big battle, ain't over till the fat lady sings and as i dont know any am in with a good chance eh? Am sailing oh so close to the wind right now, but am taking comfort in the fact i am not the only one - surely to God there's a solution out there - anyone got a...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone else feeling the pinch ?
Replies: 24
Views: 3407

I'm glad you posted this one Martin, was gonna do something similar myself. Am baking using up any ingredients i have left to avoid buying more (not got the cash). Had a few bad runs of shows this year and the pinch is getting deeper :( Am now working away for a couple of weeks at a time to save fue...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue May 20, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: I'm going plastic
Replies: 24
Views: 3067

Don't the Market Traders Federation do some sort of offer on this type of thing? Some of the traders at my farmers market use their services, but am not sure what type it is.
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue May 20, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Snide £20s , be aware they are very very good
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

When i worked in the local Post Office the detector pens were useless, the only way we could tell a 'real' £20 was to tear the note a little at the top - if the metal strip doesnt tear its genuine. some of the less good fakes have a hologram of the queen looking like a muppet. Also be aware of fake ...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue May 20, 2008 8:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Snide £20s , be aware they are very very good
Replies: 13
Views: 2657

When i worked in the local Post Office the detector pens were useless, the only way we could tell a 'real' £20 was to tear the note a little at the top - if the metal strip doesnt tear its genuine. some of the less good fakes have a hologram of the queen looking like a muppet. Also be aware of fake ...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: St Dysmas at Bodelwyddan
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

St Dysmas at Bodelwyddan

Splendid photo, taken just after battle at Bodelwyddan
by The Gingerbread Lady
Sun Apr 13, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7240

But surely I am not the only one who will admit to going into the Adults only section of a trader's tent at this year's Rood Fayre! The gentleman had several beautiful wooden carved items and the textual evidence to justify their production. He also had a great knowledge of very rude road and villag...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: History Boot Camp 2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1610

Ahh the mud, what fun it was :lol: . I was caked from knee to foot and pebbledashed all over, damned stuff got everywhere :shock: I hadn't realised just how muddy i was until i started to dry out on the way home (and started to smell too). The first service station i called in at was like the partin...
by The Gingerbread Lady
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Does anyone know about importing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1058

Am seeing my accoutant tonight - will find out about pricing database thing for you :D

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