Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday - 21st September Equinox




Writing each day, will try it for a bit;

Yesterday a visit to Pickering for shopping at Lidl, we walked around the town, mainly to get the cash for the logs, a woman came up and made a fuss of Lucy, said that she already had one spaniel but was thinking of getting another.  As we talked it emerged she had an autistic son and the dog helped him greatly.  One of the things we find is the friendliness of Yorkshire people, we carry on conversations in the street with complete strangers.  I lived in Chelmsford with LS for 8 years but never found the same spirit of openness in the South....

Nigel came over from across the road with a container of red tomatoes in the afternoon, he inspected my tomatoes and was of the opinion I needed a greenhouse, but I could see he was impressed with my little vegetable garden, he is going to bring me over a couple of wheelbarrow loads of manure, it will be gratefully received.  He and his wife live across the way with his animals and he potters happily all day, either building/mending another shed for his two goats, half a dozen sheep, hens and ducks.  We look out on his sheds, see him come out every morning to let the hens out and the goats (they provide milk for their household) and know that everything in their world is alright.

Jim our neighbour on the other side of the church is a frequent visitor always helpful, he and LS are trying to solve the problem of our heavy gates which drag along the gravel when opened, they are going to tackle the job next week.  The person who installed them has been promising to come the last 6 months - mmmm.

Tomorrow, is the day we swap our internet company,  goodbye BT and welcome Beeline Broadband, a small company, they have about 400 customers and a mast just down the road, it requires something on the roof, and we will lose the BT landline number but you can use an internet number (German) at  a very cheap rate. What we will get is a much faster connection and our BBCiplayer should work, trying to watch something you missed has been a nightmare of buffering.

So Pat, my omelette is nothing special, just a courgette, chard torn into strips, mushrooms, quickly fried then an egg with plenty of herbs tossed in, some cheese thrown over the whole lot and eaten with freshly baked bread ;)

Village green I suppose with mole hills.

6 comments:

  1. I too find that unless you say hello or good morning people tend to by pass you...So I am the first to say good morning! or hello...I am here and alive and I refuse to be ignored.. Have a great day.. Ana..

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  2. Morning Ana, you must be getting better if you have hobbled over to your computer. Have not been on f/b yet but always envy the walks you take with Paula, so many different places to visit in your area. Get better soon. X

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  3. Your new found life sounds very much like ours is here in Ireland.
    One solution to for those heavy gates is to mount a wheel on each of them and that will make them easier to open.

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    1. Thanks for that Heron, problem with that is that there would have to be a runner for the wheel to go through the gravel, and Lucy and the chickens are forever scrabbling through the gravel which means the wheel would get stuck on occasions.

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  4. Thanks for the omelette recipe Thelma - I shall try it on Friday when we return from market = I always want a quick lunch.
    It made me smile as I remember the story from Elizabeth David's 'An omelette and a glass of wine' - one of my favourite books to dip into. Someone wrote to ask her how she made her omelettes as they were so delicious and she wrote back and said she broke eggs into a bowl, whisked them and poured them into the omelette pan.

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    1. I remember Elizabeth David's books, and another comes to mind Sophie Grigson, who does not feature in the 'famous' cooks of today. E/D buying her first olive oil from the chemist in backward England, how far we have gone from that day, when unadulterated olive oil is always mentioned in dishes today!

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