Thursday, 9 February 2017
A Treereeper frozen in time
This Treecreeper was in the Damson tree yesterday. It stayed absolutely still, just blinking, for about 5 minutes. I see them feeding in the apple tree out in the front garden, but have never seen it so close to or still for so long before. Such a pretty wee bird.
I began the evening meal after breakfast yesterday. I had a red onion which needed using up, got a small bag of chopped peppers from the freezer, half a courgette which had definitely got USE ME on it, a tin of chopped tomatoes, freshly ground black pepper, and a pinch of basil, and voila, enough topping for two pizzas (which do me four meals, as Keith doesn't eat pizza) and some topping left over in a bowl in the freezer. The stove was on all day, so perfect for bread dough rising in the late afternoon.
I had cooking bacon to use up too, so made a big pan of Minestrone soup which will do me for lunches for several days. It was a nasty raw cold yesterday and didn't encourage any staying out of doors, so gardening was off, and I didn't fit in a walk as I was busy cooking and also painting the Back Place walls, which desperately needed it.
These were this week's bargains from the Free Book Shop (I donated £1 each). I collect books about Hardy and his work so these leapt into my hands - I hadn't come across either of them before. They are from the 1980s so I dare say the rhetoric has moved on a bit since then. The Charlotte Bronte book is . . . different . . . here she is cast as a murderess so this should be a bit of fun!
Right, I need to get back to checking out lots at the auction . . .