(not all) Beer and Skittles

It has been a quiet week, with nothing at all to report. Our Broadband connection remains very iffy – some things work fine, some work intermittently and others not at all. Mr L will brave the Help Desk at work on Monday but we shall not be holding our breath in hope of a fast recovery. Life was easier when we dealt directly with BT.

Pub Night #2
Pub Night #2
  • I was entirely wrong about Camera Club night being this week. It wasn’t at all. The competition results will be this coming Wednesday.
  • I am working on a plan for the Knitting Workshops and feel quite perky about it.
  • Storm Gertrude came to visit and we recorded our highest wind gust speed in over ten years – a whopping 94 mph. Thankfully just a single gust at that speed, which came with a passing hail squall – the normal high speed for the day being around 88 mph.  Mean speeds stayed well within a Force 10. We’ve had worse.
  • Friday’s boats were cancelled, as was today’s and we have advanced warning of expected cancellations on Monday – mail and fresh food supplies are suffering once more.
  • A little creativity is being called for at meal times. Tonight I had to make a side salad of grated carrots due to a dearth of green goodness. Dinner was Koftas, Halloumi, Israeli Couscous and the aforesaid salad of carrot, sultanas and pine nuts with a raspberry balsamic dressing. All strangely tasty. I feel quite satisfied. As the days pass it becomes more and more difficult to think of something  interesting to cook. I have not been to town since December 15th so my pantry options are very limited.
  • The parts for the sitting room stove that I ordered that day have still not arrived. We have weathered these storms without benefit of a fire to sit by.
  • Even if the parts come, we  may not be able to light a fire as Gertie took the chimney cowl off. Luckily we caught it before it took off for North Ronaldsay.
  • My knitting is suffering due to the Broadband hiccups. I normally knit in front of the “telly” but most days this week I have not been able to watch the iPlayer, hence no knitting
  • I have however managed one half of the border repeat. It is slow work but I anticipate that work will speed up once I have the thing under control. I am enjoying the way that the picot edge is forming – I have not knit a Picot border sideways on before. It’s fascinating
  • Pub Night #2 went well last night and I managed to hit the dartboard more often than not, winning two of our four games in the process. I even won one game of bar billiards!

pubnight (2 of 4)

  • We now wish to purchase a set of bar skittles.

pubnight (3 of 4)

  • I have signed up for a short course in Contemporary Drawing
  • and hope also to go to Tai Chi classes

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In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

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