Tick 1

Hypotenuse wrap knitted and cast off. I need to sew in ends and block but we’ll call it a tick off the list.

I don’t honestly see how I can collect any more ticks this week but I’ll keep on trying.

The bad news is… Craft Club is going to be piecing and quilting. ARGH!

Today is Grass Widows’ Curry night. I am going to be busy!


  • Onion Bhajis
  • Kalonji Rice
  • Aubergine and Chick Pea Curry
  • Mushroom Dopiaza
  • Aloo Saag
  • Tarka Dal
  • Naan

I have no beer and I have no time to cycle out and get any either 🙁

Nor will I have chance to make any chapatis. But I’ll try to rustle up a few sambals…

Now, please excuse me, but I have to go pick my Moong Dal over.

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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 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