I will do better

Crazy, awful dreams last night. I was pretty much wakeful all night, on that brain-active threshold ‘twixt sleep and waking. No idea why – I had a salad sandwich and a cup of tea for my evening meal. Not exactly living on the edge, is it? I’m up early again but tired and grumpy with it today.

I almost grabbed my camera and went walkabout at 3am. The sky was all pearly and pink and a layer of mist hung over the ground. It was both beautiful and highly tempting but bed got the better of me in the end.

Not sure where yesterday went. Despite being up and busy early on and getting a great deal of work completed, I actually failed to do most of the things that I had hoped to get done. That matinée jacket took up an inordinate amount of time, actually. It’s more or less finished now, after I unpicked the two wrongly attached seams and sewed them up correctly the second time. It does require a little perfecting – catching the ribbon trim down and so on, to make everything neat, but we’ll call it an FO anyway.

Today I plan to get the games chest put away, as that did not get done yesterday, and also to sort out my images for the Show, another task which failed to be done both at the weekend and yesterday afternoon. Shall I fail again?

Yesterday’s lunch was a bit of an invention test – I’d managed to score an only partially wrinkled aubergine at the local shop this weekend and wanted to use it before it was fully dead. Having pushed the boat out on the eating front on Sunday night, I went for a light vegetarian meal and very tasty it was too, I griddled some aubergine slices and parked them on top of some giant cous cous, using up my last courgette along the way. A spicy tomato sauce topped it all off and we really enjoyed our meal. Today looks as though lunch will again be an invention test. I have some leftover veggie curry and a half-formed (half-baked?) idea of fashioning it into patties with the aid of some gram flour…

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 22, 2020 at 01:21PM

Ah, the windy highway. The last time we came down here our awning blew open… Thankfully it’s not even close to being that windy today. Phew. Not so good now that the tolls have been removed and there are HGVs to contend with. A bit macho, your Spanish lorry driver.. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

October 22, 2020 at 12:22PM

Rather a different day today but still warm, with 24 degrees expected by the time that we reach Ribamar. Those Happy Hour beers will be tempting. Shopped this morning before leaving, to find the Christmas Turron had arrived overnight. I confess; we spent an inordinate amount on Turron and chocolate. #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020

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