No time to play

It has been an horrendously busy day today, with little time to play in the kitchen. We have been out and about around the island, shopping and recycling. We have then been attempting to salvage the kitchen window, failing miserably and ending up screwing the window into its frame. Apart from that I have unpacked my Lakeland order, my Bakery Bits order, and the stock order for Sanday Spinners. Since when, I have been creating Products in the shop software and updating stock levels.

Frankly? In need of a beer. I have reached the pissed-off stage.

So far I have failed to find time to make a plan for tomorrow’s Hazel Maizel bread… which simply must happen because I took out a second mortgage yesterday and bought a wedge of Stinking Bishop to go with the bread. I really wanted to spend time here today detailing the best part of an hour that I spent in the cheese shop yesterday – this was an absolute treat and involved plenty of sampling. Anyway, I can at least note that I came home with two other cheeses as well – some Sage Derby and a little piece of Single Gloucester. The Sage Derby was reduced considerably with the aid of a few crackers, some vine-ripened plum tomatoes, and a large bottle of Leffe when I got home last night. It brought back happy memories of day trips to that foodie capital of Derbyshire, Bakewell… its puddings, bread, ice cream and other goodies.

I shall be back some other time to speak a little more of the cheese shop and plans to get our hands on more good cheese more often.

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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