Every so often something inexplicable comes over me and I disappear into the kitchen to spend an entire morning preparing our midday meal. Today was one of those days and my morning culminated in serving a fine example of a Goats’ Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart. We had new potatoes and a cabbage salad with it. Very, very nice.

The weather remains pretty horrible here and worse is to come yet, with possible snow later and tomorrow. Last night we experienced the novelty of the whole of Orkney being minus power for a brief period. A whole bunch of battery powered lighting solutions have been ordered today. That should ensure that we get no more power cuts this winter 🙂

I feel very cold and miserable today and can scarcely type. I must make myself some fingerless gloves soon.

Confirmation of my job interview came this morning, together with details of the presentation required. Five to ten minutes – no Powerpoint, no OHP. That is quite some challenge! Talking for ten minutes with no prompts and nothing to point at (i.e. nothing to do with one’s hands) … EEK! Anyway, it’s on the 11th November, at 11:30. Some time to prepare, at least. Maybe insufficient to memorise a whole presentation though! I shall most likely be awful…

I did have a brief moment’s inappropriate hilarity when I paused to wonder if an 11am appt. has been made for another candidate. The idea of an interview beginning with two minutes’ silence cracked me up for some reason probably only my warped mind could fathom.

There is talk again of selling the house and downscaling once more.

The Lightsoutis version of the Clapotis scarf progresses. No progress to report on other projects, and little will exists to pick them up. Generally speaking it’s one of those days when all I want to do is crawl back under the duvet.

It’s Craft Club night tonight. I really don’t feel as though I have sufficient energy to get myself ready to go out. Maybe I’m coming down with a virus. Spinning is here on Wednesday so I had better perk myself up by then. I have to make chocolate brownies tomorrow in readiness. I should prepare something gluten-free too. Mr L has a 2 hour meeting on Wednesday morning so I shall be needing to manage all the dogs and to usher ladies and their wheels in and out of the house in relative quietness…

…and then the week will be mostly over once again!

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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

The Cold Light of Day

The Cold Light of Day

Nell’s excessive drinking and urination have ramped up considerably. Hence I was outside at a little past 2 am this morning, by which time the car was already covered in a sparkling frost. On the 6 am toilet run, the world was looking fairly well white all over (as viewed through the window from my bed, that is). When we first came house-hunting around here there was snow on the ground (apparently a once inContinue readingThe Cold Light of Day

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

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

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to IntermarchĂ© to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM