“Thank you” he said, wrapping the second tissue around the small stack of slightly soggy crumpets. “That’s really sweet of you.” He looked at me, “this is the sort of thing I’ll still remember in 10 years..” He paused and looked briefly at his feet before looking up again, “..I wonder what I’ll be remembered […]
To misquote Frank Turner: you know your life is heading in a questionable direction when you hurt your back and daren’t ask anyone for help.. It’s indeed a long road up to recovery. And to a tidy house.
Hell hath no desire to buy power tools like a woman determined not to be dependent on people who don’t deserve it… I just bought a drill. It’s not the exact model I really (really) wanted but it was available and much cheaper and close to where I live. It will do the job. I […]
It’s bad enough that it’s taken me a week to post this picture of thick, gloopy, Spanish hot chocolate. It’s worse that it took me almost a year to make it. It feels like it’s time to start doing/eating/drinking the good things and stop waiting for “someday” or the right day or any other kind […]
Recently A month ago (!!) I wrote about how well things were going. Pretty much directly after pressing publish, my mood and my house nosedived into a swamp of grey, exhausted ugh. Like before, I blame the vitamin D. Except in this case more the lack of. *** Some history: When my deficiency was first […]
I usually like doing things in my own way. However, even I must admit that sometimes ‘normal’ is normal for a reason. In this case, there are probably better ways to open yoghurt pots…
Lots of Murcians (and possibly lots of other Spaniards) have Churros for breakfast. Churros are like pieces of deepfried (oozing) doughnut-dough rings. Here, you dip them into thick, custard-like, rich hot chocolate. When in Murcia, do as the Murcians do. So I did. And here they are:
There are some days when I go shopping on the way home from work and come back with a bag full of ingredients and a head full of ideas for dinner. Days when I look forward to peeling and chopping and frying and mixing. And then there are days like today. A day where I […]
Mid April A couple of weeks ago, I took some friends on an exploratory trip around my part of the world. F pointed out an advert for “cinema night” on the notice board of one of my local churches. They were going to show a children’s film, followed by a film called “More than honey”. […]
K: how do you want me to chop these onions? KC: I don’t care. I don’t know how to chop onions in multiple ways. I think just stab them to death.. K: so little squares are ok? KC: yes. Love it 🙂
(Another one from the drafts folder) “I hate satnags And traffic And running out of fuel And hotel receptionists who have to show you how the lights work in your room And not finding anywhere to park And people who don’t put signs up to let you know where you’re going And the lack of […]
It was the Christmas party at work today. 3 ½ social interactions and a couple of plates of buffet food later and it’s time to curl up in a ball under the duvet. I still feel the evening was a success, I just need to hide for a while and recharge :).
In the rush to get out of the house I left my coffee behind..
It seems I’m my own best saboteur….but at least we have a good packed lunch!
Look what I found when I got to work this morning! A very posh looking bag, containing.. .. even posher looking chocolates! It’s the thanks for the prizes I made and donated to a competition in the summer. There’s all kinds if things in there I’d never buy for myself – I’m looking forward to […]