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

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Determinedly Cheering Myself Up

Week five of lockdown v2.0 begins today. We have new rules, slightly more relaxed but with the addition of a nightly curfew (from 15th December.) Does that then make this Lockdown v2.1? I think that it probably does! … Continue readingDeterminedly Cheering Myself Up

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

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 Intermarché 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

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