Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wouldn't i just like to be like them. Life has been hectic with the lead up to Christmas and i have been too tired to read many blogs let alone comment. Sorry.
Hubby's virus turned into a chest infection and more antibiotics and it seems this virus also likes to pop back for another visit every now and again. At the moment he is asleep in the armchair beside me.
I had a good time at g'daughters sleep over. There were 7 all told and they all seemed to talk at once???? I had borrowed a chocolate fountain, but everyone said that they made a big mess up the walls and carpet, so i bottled out and just melted some chocolate in the microwave. We had strawberries and marshmallows to dip in the chocolate mmmmmmmm! I got to bed at 3am and went straight off to sleep. I had originally gone to bed at 12 midnight but g'daughter called me out to tell them a story, so up i got. But it didn't matter cos i enjoyed it.
I still haven't got all my Christmas presents or written any cards... Am i bovvered? Er... sometimes. But i expect it will all get done by the day.
We have had a big problem trying to find a turkey over 9 kilo, so much so that we have had to settle for an 8.4 one. It seems there are not many around this year due to the trouble with turkey's last year. People have suggested having a crown cos there are no bones so you get more meat, but a lot of us like the legs the best and a 4 legged turkey would be alright for us :-)
Another suggestion was to get a fresh one from the butchers, but that would be far too expensive. No we got a frozen one from Tesco's like always and now i have to cook it in my new fan oven. Eek!! I have never used a fan oven and i haven't used my big bottom oven yet. As there is only the two of us at home the small top oven does us for most things.
I usually cook the oven on low all night, but how low is low in an electric fan oven???? We shall see.
Oh well i really should be tackling the Christmas cards about now....
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
Back to the plot. To make a bit of a holiday of it we thought we would go a couple of days early. My friend wanted a lift to the conference so had to come with us early.... So it was a lovely day and on the way there i suddenly saw the sign for the Bluebell Steam Train Railway Line. My husband is rather a steam train lover and we had been there before so i said lets go and visit.
This isn't exactly the same as our room but it is one of their bedrooms.
Actual hotel dining room.
My husband had raging toothache all during the holiday. One of us usually has something. He likes to go for walks on holiday, not my thing. So i think he walked at least twice up to Beachy Head with some of our church mates. This was uphill a lot of the way.
That is Beachy Head, quite a famous landmark in the UK and famous for people throwing themselves off of it. Thankfully hubby's tooth never got so bad he saw that as a solution.
So after a good week we came back Sunday afternoon and now looking forward to getting back to work :-(
I wonder if this post is going to look the same as it does now when i publish????
Monday, 10 November 2008
About three weeks ago the handle of my handbag came unstitched and broke. Now i could have mended it but i have a bit of a handbag fetish... after about six months i get fed up with it and buy another. Which is the reason i only ever buy cheap bags. So what was i going to do today?? I was off to buy my new bag and do some Christmas shopping. But it is pouring down and has been all day. It is dark, dull, windy... Horrible in fact.
Sunday, 2 November 2008
Yes today is my birthday, 21 again, and again, and more! Thanks to the above 'Happy Birthday'. I have had it a long while and must admit i cannot read who made it as my eyes sight is not good enough.
Well today i am going over my daughters for Sunday Roast and looking forward to it. It is always good when you haven't had to cook it yourself.
Right now i am giving myself a birthday present by being on the 'pooter so early in the day, hubby's in bed (although the door bell just rang and might have woken him) having a lay in like he does every Sunday catching up on his sleep. He works unsociable hours and has a long day Saturday. He also knows i like a bit of time on my own. No, he is now up the doorbell did wake him!!
It is a shame b'days are not quite so exciting when you can see your bus pass getting nearer and nearer. For those in the US when you get to be 60 in some parts of the UK you get a bus pass to use the buses for free. I still have 3 years to go BUT I DO NOT FEEL OLD ENOUGH YET!!!!
That's why i have called this blog and my old AOL one 'Stop The Clock' The rest of it used to say 'times moving too fast'. Or something like that, i cannot quite remember now. See the brain's going as well.
Ah well, i am off to get ready to enjoy my day and to give thanks to God that he has seen me through another year.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Now look at that cake. Doesn't it just look perfect.
This is what he asked for.... A friend of my daughter's always makes his cake and so she made him an ice hockey cake as that was what he wanted... BUT he asked if it could look 'off' ~ because last year he said everyone had a piece leaving him none. So by his reckoning if it looked off no one would want a slice.
So she made it to look perfect on the outside but on the inside it looked like sludge. I am told it tasted lovely as long as you kept your eyes closed.
I have made a decision, no more gym, so that's that.
Saturday night we had a lovely time. Godfrey Birtill was around in the 60's. He is a very spiritual man and his songs hit the button on what God is up to right now, but he puts some of his songs to a rock and roll beat. So we worshiped, we praised and danced till we dropped. It was the best way to party on a Saturday night and i went home tired and happy.
My slow cooker came out today and i made a beef casserole and dumplings. I have to say they were 'Aunt Bessie's' but nice nonetheless.
Now what type of dumplings do you make... suet dumplings or Norfolk dumplings? I like both but was brought up on Norfolk dumplings. I expect now the weather has changed my slow cooker will be used a lot more but i do not have a great range of receipes. Any good ones will be gratefully received.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Tea's in the oven - there's time to spare.
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
She hasn't been very impressed with where she has been so far - German parliament, museum - today she has gone to the zoo and i know one of the days they are going to see Mama Mia so hopefully she will enjoy them more.
She doesn't come home till next Thursday so they will have gone for a long while. G'son has a birthday coming up on the 25th and is hoping for some ice hockey gear. He will have to wait and see....
I didn't get much sleep last night, the lump on my head hurt and i was dreaming about how i was going to get off the treadmill next week without keeling over and head butting the wall. I am certainly going to have a talk with someone before i try again. It brought a whole new meaning to 'did the earth move'. I now know my hip hurts as well where i landed. And do you know, family and friends all laughed when i told them. Can you believe that????
I have to work tomorrow it's my 1 in 3 Saturdays on. I could do without it really, but i think i will take it easy. I just hope the Saturday worker comes in.
I do like the way this saves your work as you go along. I may be imagining it but it seems a lot easier to write a post on here than AOL. Well I'm off to get some food now.
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
Wednesday, 1 October 2008