Start of 2018 New Years Bank Holiday

2018-01-02 14.49.38After collecting an online order, I went to my favourite Chinese restaurant Mii&U and had a big bowl of Korean Soup.
When paying I asked if I could take a fortune cookie – Picked a red one; but it was attached to a green one so I got two.
When I opened the red one there was two cookies inside; so now I’ve got three.

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Is Danish a difficult language?

I received, today, the last parcel of my order from “Danish Direct” after discovering that it was under new ownership.

In my order was (what a surprise) a Liquorice stick called “Ama’r Stang”.

So unless you are Danish you wouldn’t know that that’s the way to pronounce “Amager”, an island (where the CBH airport is located) and a suburb of Copenhagen.

So you can’t tell me that the Danish are not hungry, they even eat half their words, yet the words still make sense.

Bean tepee

I was looking through my old folder and files to see what I could get rid of and came across this brilliant idea for children and grand-children. Don’t ask where I found it or why I kept it; but I feel I want to share it with my readers. What a brilliant way to grow beans/peas or whatever is a climbing growth. The kids will have lots of fun in their tepee.

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Plant a bean tepee that’s large enough for children to play inside. Plant a blackberry patch. Have a bushy area? Cut the bottoms of the bushes up three or four feet, so that it turns into a living fort. Make pathways out of paving stones or wood chips. Put a row of stumps just about anywhere. Get a pile of bricks for kids to build stuff with, or a pile of river-rocks. A stump cut into 1-inch rounds make great stepping-stones, pathways, plates, boats for mice, and many other magical things. But most of all – just do it! The more time you spend outside, the better everyone feels. Any corner of your yard that’s not currently being used can be infused with energy by putting up a tent, tying a tarp overhead, planting a raised garden bed, piling up rocks, or anything that generates interest. Be sure to bring snacks, and drink lots of water, and then put out a picnic blanket and lie back in the shade while your children explore.

Dinner and Poker School Evening

I have just had a great dinner/poker school evening with 2 friends. We were supposed to be 5 but one couple couldn’t make it.

Tonight’s menu was my signature dish of chicken legs and onions (cooked in a Dutch oven) with cauliflower-broccoli cheese (not yet published), potato wedges, my raw carrot salad and a nice bottle of Merlot; followed by freshly made decaf coffee.

It was obviously my turn to win; at the end I had 3½ times the starting chips. The last two times we were playing I was in the red.

Going to the dogs

Last night was girls night out. It all started because I got a text from Towcester Racecourse offering me:
a free race card, a free £2 bet and a free pint of Carling Beer.
Four of us went to the dogs at Towcester Racecourse and it was fun not only because of the races but its also fun to win.
As one can imagine the place was packed, it was after all Friday evening; and what a lovely ending to the week it was.
There was 14 races on the card; but we left after race 13, so that we could get away from the course without too much hassle.

Hilary wasn’t going to place any bets but I squeezed a runner out of her for nearly every race.
I kept account and took the stake from her winnings and at the end of the evening she was £8.75 up;
not bad for not opening your purse once!  That in its own way was fun.
Twice her choice beat mine by the tip of a nose, grrrr; but I am not elaborating on my £30 plus winnings.
Sadly Tracey and Christine didn’t fare as well, but they still had a great evening out.

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This is NOT the way to feed your cat!

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Sadly I missed the shots when Coco was trying to help.

First she ate as if there was no tomorrow.

Then she played with her food, naughty, naughty;
the dry-food went everywhere, but what a delightful game!
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