Thanks D, thanks Sprocket,
and all the very best wishes to you too.
14th Dec 2008, 13:10
Went out for a wee chug along the canal with Ian & Kirsty to the pub & back. I steered!
Ian's good, improving. He just needs to learn to take things easy, one day at a time, listen to his body.
Problem is, he's not used to sitting around doing next to nothing and as soon as he thinks he's on top of things he goes and does too much.
He'll be right, couple of weeks.
6th Dec 2008, 23:52
Why take up just two spaces when you can block four?
Not sure that this was just rubbish parking, more likely an antisocial git who thinks it's perfectly acceptable to hog four spaces in an extremely busy Ikea carpark on a Saturday morning.
2nd Dec 2008, 06:11
My oldest friend, Ian, is under the surgeon's knife today.
He was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer a couple of months ago and today's the day they declared war on it.
Quite an involved process and the necessary post-op treatment.
Here's wishing you all the best mate, I'll call Kirsty tonight to see how it went and hope to get over there next week with a hamper full of goodies that you probably can't eat (we'll help you with that, don't worry).
Ian and I have shared a huge number of experiences over the last 28 years. I've told him this is one I'll let him have a go at and he can just tell me about it after.
27th Nov 2008, 09:45
Anja's mum had her 70th birthday yesterday!
Family and friends around. I met a couple of cousins I'd not seen before and some auntys & uncles, all nice folk.
So happy birthday Angelien, and thanks for the supper.
24th Nov 2008, 07:25
"Jerusalem" raised the roof!
23rd Nov 2008, 21:33
A different twist on yer basic Spag-Bol & pasta dish.
Onions, leeks, carrots and celery softened in some olive oil.
Some of them dried mushrooms, (Porcini?) hot water over them for 5 mins then
chopped and added to the veg mix with a couple of chopped garlic cloves.
Save the water for adding later.
Fry up some mince (or don't, if you're veggie) add some chopped mushrooms
Add in a couple of tins of plum tomatoes and a squeeze of tom-puree, then
simmer for a few minutes, maybe adding some water if the Porcini juice
A white/cheese sauce made from Creme fresh and single cream with loads of
Parmesan cheese in a 1cm layer on the bottom of the oven dish, followed by a
layer of wilted spinach, seasoned with nutmeg. And then half the Spag-Bol
Stuff the Cannelloni tubes into the layers of good-stuff until the pan's
full then pour over the other half of the Spag-Bol mixture, filling the
Follow with a layer of the creme sauce and a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan
Bake in the oven for 1/2hr to 40 mins or until it's all bubbled over the
side and made a right old mess of your oven.
And Bob's your Auntie's Brother!
22nd Nov 2008, 13:37
It was windy as hell yesterday and then it snowed.
Winter has arrived!
Our greenhouse thing was blown over, luckily it's made of plastic and could
be righted again ok. A few plants in there a bit shook up but no casualties.
22nd Nov 2008, 13:18