Saturday, 18 October 2014
Back from shopping
We've not long got back from grocery shopping in Carmarthen. There is supposedly the tail-end of a hurricane coming in so we thought we would do what needs to be done before the weather closes in. I was awake at 1.30 a.m. this morning. At 3 a.m. I was still awake, so got up, got dressed and came downstairs to make myself a cup of Earl Grey. I sat and drank it, doing some more work on my mini hexi's patchwork runner (photo later) and watching the Discovery channel. I know lots of people are anti tv these days, but our Sky subscription is one of our indulgences, and it more than earns its cost in the long dreary wet days of winter, when we can't be doing things outside as normal. There is so little on ordinary terrestial tv that we want to watch, but my OH enjoys the racing (me too, truth be told), and we enjoy documentaries. I watched some really interesting programmes in the wee small hours this morning and got a lot of sewing done. I did actually go back to bed, as it came on to rain heavily just when we were getting ready to go to the car boot sale, so we abandoned that plan. I had Alfie-cat by my feet, and Lucy-cat crept between the patchwork quilt and the duvet top and was purring away like a grampus. I didn't wake until Danny phoned from Oz, now that our line is fidxed. It was so good to chat with him again. He is off with his mate from school-days, Joe, and they are travelling u;p the East Coast to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. First stop is going to be Byron Bay. . .
Anyway, after Morrisons, I got dropped off in town so I could visit both TK-Maxx and Aardvark (Health Foods) shop. In the former, I came away with a new Swiss roll tin (old one is warped), a new ladle for jams and chutneys, and some C. Cards. They were such a lovely nature design and worked out at about 25p each (20 were £4.99). I have to buy them SOME time, as I finally ran low on cards last year after using up all the extras I had in drawers around the house. In the Health Food shop it was just Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds I bought, for breadmaking and home-made Muesli.
Tonight's meal is going to be a Chicken Pie, made from scratch (apart from the puff pastry, which I always cheat on). The sauce for it is a tin of Campbell's Condensed Soup, so it doesn't take too long to make - I will just gently fry the chicken bits first and then cook gently. Oooh, I can taste it already!
Finally, a poor-quality picture of the progress on my hexi table runner. This doesn't do the colours justice as there was no light on at this end of the corridor (bulb's gone) and so it's all leached out. I'll try and get one in daylight tomorrow. Anyway, I've made good progress with it this past week, including the middle of last night!