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Showing posts with label homemade soup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label homemade soup. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 March 2022

Feeling Ruff!

You have no idea how much it costs to look this cheap 
- Dolly Parton
 Welcome to my Saturday 😰
Day 4 of suffering from Covid 19.
I didn't sleep very well at all!
Coughing, nose running, burning sore throat.
Up at 3.30am wanting a brew!
Finally got back to sleep.
I listened to "The Sound of the 60's" in bed.
UK Top 3 from 1963
Joe Brown - That's What Love Can Do.
The Shadows -Foot Tapper
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - Summer Holiday.
I had breakfast and brew with a well covered up hubby. No sloppy wet kiss or warm hug yet!
I went back to bed while hubby dropped one son at work and went to the Co-op. My letters to my Prison Pen Pals couldn't be posted as the Post Office was shut today.
(Try on Monday now)
When he came back, he treated me to crumpets with coffee!
Now it was time to rise after those nice crumpets and coffee!
Thermal vest went on.
Time for Vitamin D time in the garden.
We tired some of the garden, and enjoyed sitting in the front garden enjoying the sun's rays!
On went the soup maker.
Late lunch.
Soon afterwards I fell asleep!
Hubby picked up son from his workplace.
Plus got some rubble bags to take the garden waste to the tip tomorrow.
I got on with writing my blog entry from yesterday.
I had the result from my PCR I took.
Everyone else's were negative!
At least I haven't lost my taste or smell.
Totally enjoyed my tea...
Yum Yum!
Afterwards we had one more episode of the second season of "FAME" to watch.
Next two episodes of:
Royal Mansour, Morocco↓
Fogo Island Inn, Canada↓
Looked into today's newspaper.
Terry Hall  is an English musician and the lead singer of The Specials, and formerly of Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, Terry, Blair & Anouchka and Vegas. He has released two solo albums and has also collaborated with many artists including David A. Stewart, Bananarama, Lightning Seeds, SinΓ©ad O'Connor, Stephen Duffy, Dub Pistols, Gorillaz, Damon Albarn, D12, Tricky, Junkie XL, Leila Arab, Lily Allen, Shakespears Sister, Salad, and Nouvelle Vague.
He is 63 years old 🎈 
UK No.1 on this day in 1964:
Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - Little Children 
 UK No.1 on this day in 1969:
Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To? (My Lovely) 
UK No.1 on this day in 1994:
Doop - Doop.
USA No.1 On this Day in 1974:
Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun.
USA No.1 On This Day in 1980:
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
USA No.1 on this day in 1994:
Ace of Base - The Sign.
Sleep Tea Time.
Now off to separate bedrooms!






Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Never The White Way!

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back -
Arthur Rubinstein 
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
Nice big hug to start Hump Day with!
Brew and breakfast.
Thermal vest goes on too!
Now to uncover Sexy Beast.... 
I gives hubby a sloppy wet one when I leave.
I only put on one winter hat, with lightweight gloves.
While I was waiting to turn on my lights.
Hubby went past in his car, and waved.
The traffic was utter chaos where he normally goes to work.
I turned on my lights,
Now for the fun to start 🍭
Oh dear...
One grey car over the road, decided that the pavement was his new parking space!
I put my big stick out in front of me,
A white mini drives straight under it!
Cars on the otherside just drive through,
Narrowly missing my stick.
One van with trailer was so lucky not to have a tap and crack on his windscreen.
Only for this van to try and park in the square opposite, back and forward it went, I told the parents to go the other way, as they could get hit by it.
Then a small white van parks behind the grey car.
Making it hard for people with pushchairs to get past it. Even someone with a guide dog found it difficult to get past.
So much traffic this morning!
I was having trouble with white coloured vans and cars this morning!
I finished in one piece.
I travelled down to the Co-op.
There was so much traffic on the way!
I looked over to see how far the queue of traffic started from...
Then I heard the sirens of an Ambulance trying to get past the queue of traffic.
I done my shopping.
Picked up the newspaper and my neighbour's magazine.
On goes the coffee machine.
So does the soup maker.
Coffee time.
Soup was done.
Having emails from Dunelm.
Having a full refund...
£30 gift card for all the trouble I have been through!
Pan fried the chicken, 
All the vegetables for tonight's tea.
Once cooked,
Put in the oven for later!
Light lunch time! 
Off to do the afternoon shift.
One winter hat, and lightweight gloves.
Puts on lights.
Now for a little rabbit with friends..
At least the car and van moved!
I said goodbye to my friends.
Now for the fun to start 🍭
My big stick was out in front,
One small white car didn't want to stop, and done the limbo dance straight under my stick!
Cars are the otherside were ignoring me and kept going!
Then I have a van park on the pavement blocking my view!
The silver car on the left had parked further back, until a big lorry couldn't get past it, and it had a big blast of air horns!
I was glad I finished in one piece!
Oven goes on.
Now for much needed cup of brew!
Put the egg noodles in the pan.
Gives hubby a sloppy wet kiss when he comes back.
Tea is served.
Now to look in today's newspaper.
Brian  Bennett, OBE (born  in Palmers Green, North London, England) is an English drummer, pianist, composer and producer of popular music. He is best known as the drummer of the UK rock and roll group the Shadows. He is the father of musician and Shadows band member Warren Bennett.
He is 82 years old.🎈

Brian  Connolly  was a Scottish singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead singer of glam rock band The Sweet between 1968 and 1979.
He sadly died on this day in 1997 aged 51
Ian Richardson CBE  was a Scottish actor.
He portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards (1990–1995) television trilogy. Richardson was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor.
Richardson's other notable work included a portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in two films (The Sign of Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles), significant roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brazil, M. Butterfly, and Dark City, and as the lead in the Broadway production of Marat/Sade.
He died on this day aged 72 in 2007.
The last episode of the ITV series The Saint was broadcast on this day in 1962. It ran for 118 episodes from 30 September 1962, when it was broadcast in a few ITV regions, even though its official release on the majority of ITV stations was 4 October 1962.
The Simpsons surpassed The Flintstones, with the episode “The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show” in 1997 to become the longest-running prime-time animated series in US TV history.
UK No.1 on this day in 1964:
The Searchers - Needles and Pins 
Hot shower time.
Followed by 
Sleep tea.
Then having a much needed early night...πŸͺ


Sunday, 16 January 2022

Finding Loads Of Things!

The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce -
J.K Galbraith.
Welcome to my Sunday πŸ’“
Nice hug to start Sunday with.
Brew with Breakfast.
A big tune started on the radio.
I just had to join in...
Sung nice and loud!
Starts off Sunday with a big song!
Now to add the layers....
Now to get some fresh air!
First stop was to check the tyre pressures.
Next stop, Pick up a take-away coffee.
Fill up Sexy Beast and grab a newspaper.
Off to see my mum and dad next.
Blue milk added :)
Got one of the hats I bought yesterday, on.
At least it's keeping the head warm.
I had a quick chat with my mum and dad.
It will be the second anniversary of my dad passing away on the 5th February ;'(
Gets back home.
Washing machine goes on.
Now to carry on with sorting out the cupboards in the kitchen.
Loads of things found the cupboards.
Somethings were put in there, when I first moved in, over 10 years ago!
Hubby washed out all the shelves. 
Once the things have dried after being washed,
They were put back in.
The measuring jug went in the cupboard with the other measuring jugs.
Once 3 loads from the washing machine had been done, the tumble drier went on.
We finished off the soup that was left over from yesterday.
Afterwards, hubby went to check his tyres, and fill up for the week.
I meanwhile, had two blog posts to wrote.
The duck went in the oven for tea.
Once finished my blogging,
Tea was ready.
For such a big duck, there was hardly any meat!
We had sweet potato mash, one son suddenly decided he likes it now!
(Can't win!!!)
I had a look in today's newspaper.
On this date in 1973, the iconic western series Bonanza ended a 14 season/431 episode run on NBC. 
UK No.1 on this day in 1977:
 David Soul - Don't Give Up On Us
John Lennon's single "Woman" is posthumously released in the UK in 1981. 
On this day in 1984, Queen released the single Radio Ga Ga from The Works album.  
USA No.1 on this day in 1988:
 George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You
UK No.1 in 1992:
Queen with Bohemian Rhapsody / These Are The Days Of Our Lives 
I wrote the letter to the 3rd prisoner in America.
(That is being posted tomorrow)
Sorted through the dry washing.
Time for a much needed Sleep Tea..
Back on the Wobbly Work Wheel 🎑 tomorrow.
Tank Watching!