Just one of those days

I am having one of those days. You know the ones – when you get up and shower and can’t even remember which order you wash your bits in and then nothing goes right all day.

It is Spinning Group day but I have decided not to go. A trip to town tomorrow and so much outstanding after a busy weekend. There are no two ways about it, I have to stay here and get some work done.

I cooked a gammon joint yesterday and because I was at that time planning to be out today, I took the stock from the boiling and I made a Split Pea Soup to leave for Mr L’s lunch. That is the main part of lunch taken care of.

Some rolls would be nice.

I was reading through my ancient hand-written recipe notebook yesterday – it dates from my A-levels days. In it I spotted some Sage and Onion Clover rolls that I recall were rather tasty. I set to, to make them this morning.

The rolls call for wheatmeal flour. I reached for my wholemeal tub, and what I saw was quite distressing. In the bin, it went. I reached for my Granary flour and had a similar experience. So, the rolls are being made with a mixture of Onion flour, from Wessex Mill, and my stoneground white bread flour. I weighed out the flours, cut in the fat and set the bowl on the Rayburn to pre-warm the flour.

The Rayburn would not start. (It’s oil-fired.)

I am having a coffee now, and re-grouping.

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Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

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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 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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