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    Papriksh of Pig's (not Larry) heart made at the weekend, not as delicate but more bacon'y so its good. 5 portions in the freezer. Will be freed to make friends with mash & root vegetables.

    Kedgeree also made traditional not Vietnamese or shaking the Barley stylee. 3 remaining portions (Miss V1 rather likes it so she helped eating a few potions) in freezer.

    Salad at the weekend was made with Miss V3's lamb's lettuce and ALDi's balsamic glaze quite delicious.

    Painting was the excitement of the weekend. Our Landing & Stairs are now a nice calm green instead of raw plaster. Miss V3 used all of my thin masking tape as templates for pictures. (paint & peel)

    Miss V2 went rowing and smashed her personal best. Then consumed about 1000 calories and fell asleep grinning.

    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.


      Links are up

      And lunch has been Scotch broth with wholemeal bread


        Originally posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post

        Oak, and presumably horse chestnuts.
        Yes, I suspect that though it looks nice, the horse chestnut isn't doing me any favours at the moment


          Lunch was a ham and tomato sandwich followed by an orange. The orange was a tad disappointing; lacking both in flavour and juice.


            Not feeling quite so under the weather now, but still not myself. Really struggled with work today

            It's been a very changeable day, with sunshine, sudden cloud cover, occasional very heavy showers, and now back to sunny but looking fairly windy

            Going to go for a walk and see if that clears my head


              Walk briskly walked, green ring closed

              And the blue ring was closed just before I set out, and the red ring will be closed by pottering around in the kitchen making dinner

              Still don't feel right, despite lots of a fresh breeze to the face. A few spots of rain fell tentatively at certain points too, but then backed off. But it's pleasant enough out there in a weathery kind of way


                Rain did its thing on and off throughout the day.

                Work did its thing too. Some days I do wonder what it is I'm billing for.

                Took a trip to Braehead IKEA for things and stuff. It wasn't too onerous.

                Dinner was leftover chicken tray bake. I did the reheating and we're still alive.


                  Tea has been a roast pork dinner with the usual trimmings, and exceedingly good it was

                  It also gave me a chance to try out my new kitchen toy, bought last week: an electric slicer, like a smaller version of one of those things butchers have for cutting bacon, with the circular blade. Very good it is, though TBH I'll probably just carve normally with a freshly-roasted joint for the future. But it'll be very handy for thinly slicing leftovers, such as the rest of this pork, for sandwiches. And it can also slice bread up to 15mm thick, which is useful given that I freeze most of my bread and have to either buy it sliced (which is usually a bit thinner than I'd like) or slice it myself prior to freezing


                    And, of course, to accompany dinner a little Trucking Hell was watched

                    Getting an early night now in the vague hope I'll feel better tomorrow if I have a good night's sleep

                    Goodnight all


                      Morning denizens

                      The sun was breaking through a bit about thirty minutes ago, but now the cloud cover seems to have become a uniform grey

                      Currently 8°C with 14° promised this afternoon; but rain also promised from late morning on, in probabilities ranging from 30% to 70% through the rest of the day and into the early hours; barometers: 997/1004mB

                      Not a bad night's sleep. I awoke thinking it must be time to get up at what turned out to be 5:30, so went straight back to sleep. Anyway, I feel better than yesterday, for the moment at least