Sunday, 30 September 2007


Because it is Sunday we do the normal crosswords. Today the computer is being particularly slow, and I mean REALLY slow. Each query takes for ever to process and then freezes so you can't get anywhere. Pain!
Ah Well we did get them finished even though it seems to take ages.
Just watching David Cameron on the news aat the Conservative Party Conference to be honest I can't stand the man, and would hate to see him as a Prime Minister. Hope Gordon Brown stays around for a bit longer.
Tonight we are having:
Sourdough Pizza with tomato base and
Roast vegetables
Goats Cheese topping,
Salad with baby golden tomatoes and avocado.

Saturday, 29 September 2007


Spent a happy while browsing the web for places to visit when we are in New England. Can't wait to go on our holiday, two weeks today and we will be there enjoying the Fall sights and weather. Got plenty to spend so will have a great time...oooh all that shopping!!
VT is in the garden pricking out his little plants, he has been to the garden centre to get some compost etc and is now tending to them. Little Rusty is asleep on our bed looking beautiful, but it is a bit of a pain since we want to put the electric blanket on and do the bedding. It is beginning to get quite cold at night now but the new quilt is beautiful. I ordered it last week from QVC as a Today's Special Value. Under £50 and you get a double quilt, two pillow shams and a cushion. Makes the bed look really posh and finishes the room off beautifully. Took me a while to explain to VT what a pillow sham is, he can't get the hang of not actually using tham to sleep on...but we are getting there.
Tonight as on every Saturday night for eons we are having:
Chinese...Spring Rolls, vegetarian of course,
Stir Fried vegetables, with Fry Light,
Egg Fried Rice 4oz.,
Sauce, not sure what kind we tend to decide when we open the cupboard.
STILL on the stone mark...cannot shift down at all. Don't really know why and it is very disappointing, not to say disheartening, wouldn't mind if we were eating cheating things but we aren't. Mind you we have lost about 18lbs so am pleased with that anyway.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

More Shopping and an Update.

Yesterday's blog was done too quickly, I ran out of time for doing it, and VT was coming in so finished it too soon.
Anyway for tea last night in the end we had:
Fillets in Green Thai Curry Sauce,
4 oz of boiled crushed potatoes with butter buds on them,
Tenderstem Broccolli and baby courgettes,
Mushrooms sliced and served on the Quorn fillets.
And, that was very tasty too.We both enjoyed that.
Today we got up early and went to The Cheshire Oaks for an outing. We had a walk round, VT bought a smart new coat from the Regatta shop, brown which is a new colour for him. I didn't buy any clothes (saving myself for US!) but did buy some more perfume, and a Bobby Brown new eye shadow, and really exciting!!!2 new pairs of slippers!! one to take away and the other to have in store.
We went to Costa for a lovely cup of coffee and Garibaldi biscuit, and Sainsbury's for lunch.Very irritating!! no paninis which is what we usually have, only chickeny ones. And, no sandwiches for veggies either. Therefore no choice if you don't want a cooked meal..
We ended up having to buy 2 packs of healthy choice sandwiches from the sandwich bar, in the end cheese ploughmans because there were no others..and sat and ate them in the car.
Why on earth don't the supermarkets have a better choice for boring, cheese ploughmans or egg and cress !!
Tonight we are having:
Quorn sausages,
Pasta and vegetables in a garlic butter (Tesco Frozen)
Carrots and broccoli.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Twas on a Wednesday Morning the Roofman Came to Call!!

Wednesday morning and the roofmen are presently on the roof of the extension repairing the leaky roof. Hope it works this time.
Been waiting all morning to hear from them so that means that we will be able to go out tomorrow. Goody.
No idea what we are having tonight one of those undecided meals.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Roof and Delivery and Journey..

Roof man came to check the leaking roof in the extension. It drips water when it rains heavily and it appears that it is something to do with the tiles round the Velux window. So they will be coming tomorrow to fix that. Post delivery of my black pearls and earring set from QVC. I am still awaiting the delivery of our quilt and pillow set, but that will come by courier so it takes a bit longer. Like the pearls, very classy. Nice little trip to Ormskirk, had a good look round my clothes shop and took a 0pair of trousers back, they didn't have the ones I wanted so will try Maghull later. Bought a load of things in Superdrug for my holiday, I like to take new things away so bought mascara and foundation, these were on offer 2 for £10 so saved a bundle really.
Ended up in Morrisons getting the veggies for the week.
Tonight we are having:
Quorn escallopes of some sort,
Baked new potatoes ,
Mixed vegetables, with a sauce.
Want to try and get under the stone mark for both of us, I must admit it is nice getting into clothes of a decent size instead of tents, and VT bought a beautiful shirt from a charity shop in Ormskirk. Brand nmew!! and £3.49...what a bargain.

Roof and Delivery and Journey..

Monday, 24 September 2007

Jenny's Toothy Pegs...

Dentist this morning..a renewed filling in one of my front teeth, and a filling in one of my back teeth. So my mouth is numb round my nose and round my chin. Great!!
It has become very stormy and wet, blowing a gale. Little Rusty has just come in with soaking wet fur, and has had to be dried. I think she likes it though, she purrs as you are doing it. VT went shopping to TESCO this morning with a list, and came back with the things on the list! Why is it that when I go out we come back with a trolley full!
Can't eat pizza for our lunch so we are having it for our tea tonight with some extra salad, so that is our tea tonight. For lunch we are having a sandwich instead of the Pizza.
Gorgeous pizza last night, really tasty, VT put some artichokes on it and it made for a very juicy and moist pizza. I must admit that VT is a great pizza maker, and he has been trained very well.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Quiet Sunday

Quietish day today, as usual doing the crosswords, the Daily Mail small one is easy to do today, and VT did the Express one very quickly too. A few awkward ones on the big Daily Mail one but did them by 7.00pm.
Made some good bread dough again today, Potato and Oatmeal, and left some for the Pizza dough.
Tonight we are having:
Pizza with the sourdough potato dough,
Tomato base sauce from the freezer,
Roasted Vegetables,
Salad with the lovely golden plum tomatoes, avocado and cucumber.

Saturday, 22 September 2007

Holiday Anticipation..

Spent some of the morning looking for information about tours "On Golden Pond" in New Hampshire. In four weeks time we are off to New England again for 2 weeks holiday. Really looking forward to it as well. We are staying in North Conway at the Merrill Farm resort, not new to us since we have been before three times, but it is a lovely area, and the shopping...well...everything says buy me buy me!! Then we journey to Sturbridge for a further week. The planning is good makes it more exciting somehow.
Last night we had a pasta meal in the end with a jar of M&S Tomato and Aubergine sauce, 4oz of pasta, and one piece of sourdough bread between us.
Today we are both exactly on the stones..11 and 12. VT says he is going to wait now till I catch up with him!! Cheeky Monkey..
Tonight we are having:
Chinese!!!!! are we boring or what.
Stir fry vegetables,
Honey and coriander sauce,
4oz egg fried rice.

Friday, 21 September 2007

Friday Shopping

Woke up late this morning because it was so dark. It was absolutely tipping down outside, and little Bobby was sitting by the cat flap just staaring out didn't want to go out and who can blame her. At the time of writing it is nice and sunny though so a real changeable day today.
The QE2 is due into Liverpool today, there is a big new crise ship terminal at the Pier Head which is being opened so at least the weather will have cleared up for that. We wouldn't want all the posh cruise ship passengers to get wet would we...
VT and me are both on the stone mark that is good. We seem to have been stuck for ages, maybe we are moving at last.
Tonight we are having:
Spaghetti Bolognese, made simply with tomatoes onion and Vegemince.
Green Beans
4oz of Spaghetti.
And a tiny bit of grated Parmesan.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Marmalade Making

This morning we made 8 beautiful jars of Orange Marmalade with Cointreau. Cheating really since we use Mamade, but it makes lovely marmalade at a fraction of the price of shop bought and you can add your own liquor to it. Usually we add whisky or brandy, but I have a bottle of Cointreau that needs using up so used that. It is all sitting on the unit now waiting for the labels. Makes you feel good when you make things like that.
Weighing ourselves every morning and are still stuck at around the stones mark. Must admit it is a bit dispiriting when we aren't cheating at all, makes you feel like having a blow out and what the hell! but know that would ruin things.
Tonight we are a bag in the fridge that needs using up,
Potatoes of some a bag on the veg rack that needs using up..
Chicken some in the freezer that need using up.
Not chicken at all of course, but meatless ones from ASDA.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

More Buying!

Went over to Maghull this morning to see if the shop there had the jeans I couldn't get in Ormskirk yesterday. They did so I got them, and another new bra. Got enough bits and pieces now, must save some room in my case for things I buy when away!! Looking forward to going to the Liz Claiborne, I really miss that one in The Cheshire Oaks. Still wonder why it closed, what a shame.
Cold and blowy today and quite rainy. Big weigh in too...we are still stuck fast at just over the 11 and 12 stones mark. Mind you we do tend to go down on a Thursday and Friday so maybe we should do the big weigh in on a Friday instead! Not like we are cheating or anything either, just have to keep on trying.
Tonight we are having:
A Quorn thingy of some sort, maybe a green thai curry,
Stir-fry vegetables,
4oz rice
Tend to be a bit stuck on a wednesday, generally see what is in the fridge or freezer and work a meal round that.

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Buy Buy Buy!

Went over to Ormskirk this morning, the shop I usually buy my clothes from was offering 20% off everything over £20, which is quite a good deal. Since I have been on "the healthy eating plan" all my cklothes have got looser, especially my trousers, so I was looking for some new ones for the holidays. Bought a lovely new jumper, 2 beautiful bras and a great pair of trousers. Spent a bit but have some good clothes now for my trip. The weather here is definitely getting cooler so it is difficult to know what to wear. I wonder what it will be like there... At least I have a good Regatta coat with a fleece so that will be warm.
Tonight we are having:
Spinach and Feta parcel..just one this time!
Frozen vegetables with pasta and a garlic sauce,

Monday, 17 September 2007

Using Up...

I was very restrained in Tesco this morning. Since we are going away in 4 weeks time we have decided to use up what is in the freezer and the store cupboard. VT went through the cupboard yesterday and threw out a number of tins etc that were out of date...some by a year or more. Not much though, but still a waste of money. I also have a freezer that is jam packed full of Quorn products and the like so I am aiming to go through and use them up.
We bought a Tesco finest Sourdough loaf was reduced to 79p from £1.05, and had a tiny piece to try it. Very impressed actually, it has a lovely flavour and a good crust. Is it as good as mine?? well I shall leave that to the Gods..
Tonight we are having:
Quorn escallopes,
Cauliflower and Broccoli in a cheese sauce,
4oz new potatoes, and mushrooms.
Still stuck at the 11 and 12 stones mark, and can't seem to get below that, so we will have a concentrated effort to move down over the next few days.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Short and Sweet

Quick one today...usually I do this after we have finished the crosswords, but there was a difficult clue today which meant that we were delayed. What a was some obscure Latvian town and we couldn't get it.
Blowy today, it is quite rainy and windy outside.
Tonight we are having:
Pizza with a beautiful Sourdough base,
Tomato sauce again home made,
Roasted Vegetables and artichokes,
Goats Cheese,
Salad with avocado and baby tomatoes.

Saturday, 15 September 2007


Today is our wash the bed linen day. We do ours every two weeks ubnless it is extra warm of course. Seems next door do the same since we both have a line of washing blowing about in the breeze. it is a lovely day today actually, much nicer than the weather we had in the summer!
VT had his head in the tins and packets cupboard this morning, looking for the tin of Mamade ready to make some marmalade . but he came across quite a number of tins and jars that were about a year or more out of date. It is amazing how quickly you lose track of things. I think the trouble is that there are so many things in the cupboard that some get pushed to the back and thus forgotten. Mind you we don't throw much away really. I just wonder how long past the sell by date you can use things up. We have decided to use up for the next 4 weeks till we go away, the freezer is jam packed full of things that need using, so that is the aim. And, to stay within the calorie count too of course.
We got weighed this morning...I know that you are supposed to only weigh yourself each week, but I like to do the weighing most mornings, and we were both down about a pound. I think we are down about 18lbs now, which is excellent isn't it!!
Tonight we are having:
Chinese Spring Rolls, vegetable of course,
Stir-fried vegetables,
Sweet and Sour sauce from a jar from the cupboard. On its sell-by.
4oz egg fried rice, using the fry light products.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Going Mexican

Did the weekend shopping in Sainsbury's Walton this morning. We were up early, at least VT was because he haed an appointment at the Dentist. He walked along from the library yesterday and got a cancellation for 8-45. He is at last getting some new teeth!
Then we went shopping, and he bought us a cup of coffee. Sainsbury's coffee is quite nice actually. Trying to decide what to get for our tea tonight, and eventually went for Mexican wraps. They had Aniston Bay wine for 3.50 which is a good price and it has a competition on it too. I thought Aniston Bay was in Australia but it turns out it is in South Africa!! Oh Well geography never was a strong point.
So tonight we are having:
Wraps..2 each with
Quorn Fajita strips,
1/2 a packet of mexican rice
Sliced tomato,
A blob of Fat free Creme fraiche.
Maybe....A skinny cow ice cream afterwards!!!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Library Day..

We took ourselves off to the library in Waterloo this morning. It is ages since the last time we went, and I was expecting a lot of changes. However, there weren't many actually. They have moved a lot of the book around, and it took me a while to find the Cookery section, but I did eventually. Couldn't see anything that jumped out at me, but did get a low-fat book which is fairly good. Don't like it when things are moved around, takes so long to find everything.
Last night's tea was very tasty in the end. I did a Thai stir-fry, and a Tikka Fillet each, and 3oz of rice which was plenty, and really nice. We both seem to have gone down about a pound this week, I am just nudging over the 12stone mark and VT is nudging the 11stone mark. He says we should wait now till I catch up with him!! cheeky monkey!!
Tonight we are having:
Roasted Vegetables...squash, courgette, leek, aubergine and tomato,
Tomato sauce (bought from Tesco)
4oz pasta and a dollop of yogurt.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Gorgeous Day!

What a lovely day today, much better than in the so-called Summer!
The sun is shining and the sky is blue and I actually walked around Ormskirk without my coat on, and wasn't cold at all.
Big weigh in this morning, we have both lost about 16lbs in total. We seem to have reached a bit of a standstill, and the weight is not going down dramatically, but it is going down so I suppose that is the good thing.
I tried some new things on in the shop this morning and they looked quite good so was pleased with that.
I have no idea what we are having tonight so will have to make it up as I go along. I did buy a Thai vegetable stir fry so will probably do something with that. God knows what though. Sometimes you just have to play it by ear really. No doubt I will turn out something tasty.
Sent Jane a congratulations card tonight, she has done well really. Good Girl;/
VT is painting the front gate. He has some spray paint he has had for YEARS but it still works. He is pleased because he bought this battery charger from Argos..he loves gadgets Bless Him XX

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Chutney Queen!

Spent the morning making Sweet Tomato Chutney. The whole house now reeks of vinegar and chutney. Made about 6 1/2 jars of beautiful chutney with sun blush tomatoes in it too. Used the food processor to chop them small, I have previously done that by hand and I must have saved hours doing that.The worst bit is peeling the gaarlic, you have to do 2 whole heads of it, horrible job!
VT has done the front garden tidied up the weeds, and cut the hedge, removed the dead hanging basket etc., and is now painting the front garden gate in the entry. He's a good boy isn't he.
Jane rang up this morning for a chat and stayed chatting for ages, we have some lovely chats over the phone. She is now Restaurant Manager and is in charge of where she works. She is really chuffed with this, and is beginning to make plans. Good for her!
Tonight we are having:
Sausages, meat free of course,
Potato and Celeriac mash,
Carrot and Swede mash
We both reckon that we have gone down a bit, about 16lbs so far which is really good.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Supermarket Treks!

Did our usual supermarket trip for the weeks veggies and other bits and pieces this morning. We started in Tesco and got everything we wanted plus quite a lot more! £36 worth! Decided to get the tomatoes for some more sweet tomato chutney, and tesco have some lovely big on the vine toms so bought a big bag of those. Then needed the garlic and root ginger. Garlic no problem, the root ginger was..they didn't have any..not due in till it a weekend thing? can't be..Anyway had to go to Waitrose for the ginger then, VT said just go in for the ginger and we'll come home!!!!!! fat chance!!! everything saying buy me buy me! especially some reduced Green and Black's praline chocolates!! but I didn't buy them.
Did buy £14 worth of other things though, and the root ginger was only 13p!!! It is a lovely shop, but SO expensive, wouldn't want to shop there all the time. Got a few reduced things though for the freezer. Actually my freezer is full so mustn't buy anything else.
Tonight we are having:
Reduced Quorn Escallopes with gruyere cheese,
Fried new potatoes done with fry light,
Tenderstem Broccoli with a sauce, probably savoury white.
Green beans. Maybe?

Still stuck in the plateau, really annoying, especially since we are not eating heavily either. See how it goes till The Big Weigh In on Wednesday.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Bread, Crosswords and Pizza.

Just made a lovely Sourdough Potato Oatmeal dough. This will give us a pizza base, and a loaf for during the week. The sourdough starter is amazing, I just give my leftover starter a cup of plain flour and a cup of bottled water, leave overnight and hey presto all bubbly and gorgeous the next day. I use a recipe from Recipezaar and 2tspns of bread improver and a tiny amount of yeast and it usually works like a dream. There is something wonderful about making a loaf of bread, and with the price of bread going up it can only be a good thing. Makes gorgeous toast too. The bread machine does all the work making the dough, then all I do is the folding and put it into my bread tin for rising. Easy.
Tonight we are having:
Guess what??
Pizza, with said sourdough base,
Home-made tomato sauce,
Roasted vegetables,
Healthy living Mozzarella cheese.
Salad with golden baby plum tomatoes,
Avocado, Lancashire salad leaves,
Seed Mix to sprinkle.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Bugs...go away!!

Not the creepy crawly bug type, but the nasty virus ones. I have had a cough for ages now, but the last week or so it has been a real pain. Coughing at night and waking VT up too. I lie there trying to not cough and that makes it worse. No point going to the Dr's can't get an appointment for one thing, and all they will do is give out a cough mixture, but it's a throat thing. Anyway, enough moaning.
Quiet day today, reading the papers etc., Jane rang up to say the manager from her work has been sacked and she has the job. She is all excited now, and is making plans for a car etc., I just hope it isn't one of those Puma things. but something smal;l and sensible. Dream on Mum..
Tonight we are having:
Yes that's right...Chinese...
Plum and ginger sauce,
Stir-fry vegetables,
4oz egg fried rice,
No oil and no extras.
Still we seem to be stuck, at about 1 or2 lbs over the 11 and 12 stones mark. VT reckons we are at the stage where our intake is balanced by our energy, and that is why we are sticking. It's blooming annoying though, we aren't eating anything wrong and yet not going down. It's enough to make you want to eat a big load of something naughty!!!!

Friday, 7 September 2007

Shopping Again..

Friday's seem to come round with a monotonous regularity..this week it is ASDA for a change. Had a bit of a look round, nearly bought a book but resisted, I love books, and I am always seeing ones I want. But..I have a pile by my bed and if I live to be 90 I don't think I could read them all.
Bought the usual weekend things, salads, nice healthy melon, stir-fry, avocado, tomatoes etc., etc.,
We are down by a pound or so this morning, and VT was looking at Mexican Fajitas for tea tonight. But..I said if I have struggled to keep the calories down all week, you aren't going to ruin it by having mega calories with wraps etc. So, tonight we are having:
Curry with egg and spinach,
4oz rice,
Banana, and tomato cachumber.
Carrots, or green beans.
That should be tasty anyway.

Thursday, 6 September 2007


VT doing his car today, went to Crosby this morning to get his tyres checked, and they are alright. Having the car MOTd this afternoon, so hope that passes.
Quiet day today since we were out all day yesterday, not doing much at all really. I have a real yearning to make a nice cake, but can't do that...think of the calories.! We seem to have been on the Healthy Eating plan for ages now, and are at the stage where the progress is sloooow. We could do with a bit of a boost, a few pounds down in a jump would be nice. It isn't like we are cheating either, because we aren't so it's a bit mean. Maybe tomorrow eh!!
Tonight we are having:
Mashed potatoes with cabbage..a sort of bubble and squeak,
Lamb Grills,
Carrots and gravy.
Not like we have big puddings either, we never eat puddings. Come on gone!!

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

I Love a Bargain!

We got up early this morning and took ourselves off to the Cheshire Oaks Outlet Mall. We go there quite often especially when the kids are back in school and it is nice and quiet. We walk all round and have a lovely coffee in Cost Coffee which is a treat for us.
New Regatta shop opened there just by Thorntons so we had a look in. Saw a beautiful coat that would do for our holidays. Waterproof, windproof and £36.99 which I thought was a good price. When I got to the counter the girl said it was on special promotion and was £29.99 ! so even better. Then she said that if the weather got cold there was a fleece that zipped inside and that was £9.99. So I bought that as well. Got a great warm coat now for every weather.
Had our lunch in Sainsbury's a tomato and mozzarella panini at 256 calories and VT paid too.
Bad queue fot the motorway coming home apparently a tanker was leaking chemichals on the motorway and it was closed both directions. Luckily VT noticed and did a quick diversion nearly into Chester but at least we kept moving. Glad to get home.
Tonight we had:
Quorn Shepherds Pies very nice too and only 136 calories,
A side vegetable of cabbage medly with fresh tomatoes and dry fried mushrooms. Much tastier than it sounds.
And we are both down 1lb today as well so going down again.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

The Royal Visit..

Emma came today, to give us hair-do's. This means a Royal Visit as we call it. Everywhere gets spruced up, all is vacuumed, tidied, and the bathroom is given an extra special clean and polish and the kitchen floor is mopped and done. So everywhere is looking lovely.
She has been 4 weeks in China, and has some gorgeous pictures, she travels all over. Done India, Mexico etc., very intrepid.
Lovely hair cut and colour, and VT had a thinning out of thatch. Feel much tidier.
Tonight we are having:
Vegetables with Penne and a balsamic sauce (frozen) from Tesco.
Quorn steak in Roma Tomato glaze,
Trying very hard to keep the calories down since we are both stuck so need a boost. Big weigh in tomorrow so want a pound or so off.

Monday, 3 September 2007


We seem to be stuck on a plateau at the moment. We have been very good but are not moving down with our healthy eating plan. I think we need to reduce the cheese spreads and crackers at the weekend but apart from that I can't really see what we can do. Belly be gone...a bit easier...
Emma my lovely hairdresser is coming 2.30 tomorrow thank God, my hair is well past needing doing and VT looks like Einstein. Quick tidy round in the morning, at least the middle room is presentable now.
Tonight we are having:
Quorn Escallope
Cauliflower cheese with mushrooms and a low cal sauce,
4oz Potatoes maybe mashed not sure yet.
Made a beautiful Sourdough Oatmeal and Potato loaf this morning, because the Rye one I made yesterday didn't rise as much as I wanted so will not be good for sandwiches. The Rye breads are a bit fickle really, they don't always turn out the way you want them to.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Keep the brain Active

Today is Sunday therefore it is the crosswords day. I must admit I enjoy doing them, and it does keep the brain quite active. VT asked me to name a famous clown...I said Bobo...he said from 1779 !!! got that one wrong, the answer was Joseph Grimaldi of course!
Who would know that the name for one swoop of a scythe is a swath? not me..had to look that one up. I did know that Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple though.
I have made a Sourdough Rye bread today but am a bit disappointed with the fact thaat it hasn't risen and is very flat on the top. I like my loaves to be well risen so we can use it for sandwiches. I think this one will taste nice but not make good sandwiches. Have to make another one tomorrow.
VT has just done the Pizza base and left it to rise he is really good at making Pizzas..all my good training.
Today we are having:
Pizza with our home-made tomato sauce,
Roasted vegetables ( red onion, red and yellow pepper, courgette and baby tomatoes.
Goats cheese or Mozzarella cheese whichever.
Salad with baby plum tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and goji berries to sprinkle.
Yummiest meal of the week...

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Wash Day..

Quite cool to start with today. Every other Saturday we do all the bedding, and wouldn't you know it, as soon as the washing is finished and it has all been tumbled dried, the sun comes out! VT has just come up stairs to get a sun hat, he is going to sit in the garden with his cup of tea, and it is too bright. He said he sat down and "that cat" came and sat on his knee. Meaning Bobby, who is a lovely cat, but doesn't sit on your knee that often, so you feel quite honoured.Aaaah!
1st of September today and the last weekend before the children go back to school next week. Can't say I miss that, the last week of the holidays would always be a bit of a black week, wondering where all the time went, and knowing that you had the whole year before you got another long bread. Mind you there was always half term.
Tonight we are having:
The Chinese again..Spring day I really will have a go at making my own.
Sweet and Sour Sauce,
Stir-Fry vegetables,
4oz fried rice with egg.
Still going down but we tend to stick at the weekend a bit, mainly because of the cheese and cracker etc lunches Sat and Sun.
Tomorrow is Maghull Farmers Market. It is only a snmall one now, a lot of the earlier stalls have gone now and there are only a few regulars, and it usually rains!!