Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Curry Chat and Crisps

I have a friend who I have known for a good few years ,we met when her daughter Olivia joined Rainbows , Rainbows is the youngest section of the girl guiding movement in England 
At the time I was the unit leader
Tiffany and I got on well and she was the lady that I entrusted my daughters wedding dress adjustments to .
We lost touch for a number of years albeit for intermittent Facebook contact  This all changed when Tiffany moved back into her home on the same road that I live on.
Last nights activities came about when I discovered that Tif was a great Curry maker I asked her to teach me I provided the meat and dessert well half the dessert
The following photographs shows our evening .

I arrived to an organised layout of ingredients  looked like the set for a cookery show

Serious stuff first, what I omitted was the mug of tea I had first Honest
Tricky stuff my first instruction was to stir the onions ,wine in hand this was passed
Tiffany then did something totally alien to me She followed a recipe
Next came the careful addition of spices, I was not trusted for this part so I carried on drinking  
Next the greenery wow the fragrance entering my nose was amazing
Oh heck now I had to add the tomatoes whilst stirring and trying to drink my wine that was getting warm and warm Rose is never good
The Chef needed to have a quick look and again the fragrance wafted through the room
The last part was to add the Coriander
Rice Cooked best plates and bowls out
Look at the rich colour (color for my American readers)
Finally on the plate
The Chef and Sous Chef ready to tuck in
Well I would like to say thank you to Tiffany and whilst having lots of fun I have genuinely got the bug for making my own curry My Turn next

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Alphabet Thursday V ....... Very Much Improved

Last week you lovely followers got the brunt of my frustrations I am sorry but I was feeling useless.
This week I am somewhat improved
So V is for that wonderful word VERY

My bedroom is Very Much tidier....... no photo

I have had a raised planter made  and over the last two days I have improved my pots and planted plants the first time I have gardened in three years It made me feel fabulous

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Alphabet Thursday U is for.......

U is for useless

well that's how I feel as a blogger
well that's how I feel as a mother
well that's how I feel about being unable to work
well that's how I feel for living on benefits
well that's how I feel about living on pain medication
well that's how I feel about the highlight of my night being awake

thank you for reading and once again I will try and blog in a more positive note
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Friday, 16 January 2015

100 words aboutfreedom


France in tears flowing like the River Seine lost freedom

Realities hit throwing the hardest punch where it hurts in the heart of freedom

Eyes not seeing the atrocities on their way cunningly planned to destroy their freedom

Eiffel Tower standing tall observing from above the carnage bellow stealing the countries freedom

Despair landing with a thud in buildings and roads again denying freedom

Over the time and future wounds will heal buildings be  repaired but no healing for loss of freedom

Mourning replacing laughter freedom gone like a loved one murdered slain in the name of faith. Freedom

This is my contribution to 100 word challenge for grown ups . I have not added any pictures because simple black on white is more respectful.
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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

100 word challenge 162

I have not taken part in this challenge for a very long time, I am glad to be back to spending time on the PC much easier since I got a lap top.
The challenge is to use the words in bold with an additional 100 words to entertain others

… As I put the decorations away I realised with awful foreboding that great aunt Ethel's present had not been posted .This might not mean much to you the reader but trust me its a biggie you see I had organised as a surprise for dear Aunt to go on a world cruise for 10 weeks, that would give us plenty of time to gut her house and make it warm and comfortable
The cruise ship leaves in18 hours I am ten hours away by car the cruise is 5 hours from Ethel I need to bust a groove sorry will finish this challenge later bye.