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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The worst poker room managers decision

I was playing at MK Casino and had 4700 chips already in the pot. We were heads up, the person in front of me bets 3000, I told him that I only have 600 left and calls.

He then chucks his cards, not into the middle of the table but, straight to the right of him into the muck. Suddenly he realises that I had called and retrieves his cards from the muck.

I had a 9 for the straight, he had an ‘Ace’ for the straight; BUT in my eyes, he had mucked his cards so the pot was mine, in the managers eyes it was his because of his ‘Ace’.

It didn’t matter how much I argued that he had mucked his cards and that he wasn’t paying attention to my move; I lost.

Produce from my Garden

My Gardening Friend came today, not only did she cut the lawn, she also harvested the rest of my radishes, one of the giant garlics and all my Spanish onions. There were only 4 radishes left and sadly they had become woody.

Here is some pictures of my baby garlic

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Plus this tray of Spanish sweet onions (I’ve already eaten 3 yum yum)

170607 My onions

 

Hygge – a Danish word for the Dictionary

There is a new buzz word for the English dictionary and it is the most wonderful word and situation in the world.
It is HYGGE.

I went out today and purchased a little book called “HYGGE – Comfort and Food for the Soul” as I just had to see what the unknown author (I can’t find the name anywhere) had to explain what HYGGE is. I had to smile at the cover that used 10-12 word just to try to translate it and 10 more words to define it.

What can I say HYGGE is just that very hyggeligt.

So I can only say to all my friends and followers have a lovely HYGGELIG New Year eve

In the Canaries

Edna and I arrived at around 7pm and was collected by her daughter Donna who bought us to the flat we are staying at.
It’s a very nice ground floor flat with a covered and an open veranda. Lots of nice outdoor sun space and the covered one is for me.

After one day I started to feel stranded, I just hate to use taxis to go wherever I want to go. Not only that but when I tried to order a taxi they didn’t understand me, so we had to phone Donna and get her to order the taxi, which made me feel even more stranded.

I rented a car for 3 days, so we could go shopping, eating, casinoing and sightseeing when we wanted to, without bothering anyone else.

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.