Quick and tasty breakfast

March 24, 2008

Gotta run this morning, after I drop Paul off at work, I’m visiting my nephews to give them their easter eggs. I’m also taking them my recently replaced 19″ LCD monitor, for once I think I’ll have something that eclipses the chocolate!

So quick breakfast required, hmmm what do I fancy? that houmous needs eating, use by yesterday but I’m sure its good, 1 left over chapati from Saturday night. I heated the chapati in a dry frying pan until hot and crispy, tore it into pieces and spread houmous on it. Quick, simple and delicous.

Chapati Houmous

I always could make something out of nothing 🙂

Enjoy your Bank Holiday!

Early Easter

March 23, 2008

Apparently its the earliest Easter since 1914 years and wont be this early again until 2160!

Happy (snowy) Easter 🙂

Snowy Easter

Here is a more usual sight than snow at Easter, a lovely bunch of Daffodils.

Daffs Picnik

We dont have a vase the right size, so the bottom of the vase is stuffed with the cellophane that the Daffs came wrapped in, I think it gives a great effect to the whole look.

Six Word Memoir

March 22, 2008

Ms.Mac has tagged me for the following meme.

1. Write a six word memoir and post it on your blog.
2. Add a picture if you wish.
3. Link to the person who tagged you.
4. Tag 4 or 5 others, with links, to keep it going.
5. Leave a comment for the ones you tag with an invitation to play.
6. And link to the original post about the Six Word Memoir meme.

Here is my six word memoir.

It wasnt him, it was me.

I tag Karl, Jo, Michael and boudica. I also invite YOU to leave your own Six Word Memoir in the comments box.

Well, everyone else (Michael) is doing it

March 19, 2008

bedroom toys
Powered By Vibrating Toy

I think thats not half bad!

Life in widescreen

March 17, 2008

Its performance bonus time again and although I dont get it until payday on Wednesday, I went a bit weak at the knees when I saw this little beauty. Of course, Paul agreed that a little treat out of said bonus was entirely appropriate 🙂

Widescreen Monitor

Look at that screen resolution, 1680 by 1050!!

Here is the moment when the current 19″ model met its replacement, a 22″ widescreen number.

Old meets new

Do you think it felt a bit inadequete?

Leek it or not!

March 17, 2008

I planted these leeks in June 2007 and I’d pretty much given up on them. I went up to the allotment yesterday to drop off some stuff for the compost. I was very pleased to find that having been left alone for a couple of months they have done very well indeed. I picked a few to have with our Sunday lunch and left the rest to keep growing.

BabyLeeks 007

I can report that they were deliciously sweet and tender.

I can also report that the Cottage Pie that Paul made was a triumph!

Paul's Cottage Pie

I’ve added a new link the the blogroll over there –> last nights dinner Its a really good blog, full of inpsirational recipes and ideas, its definitely worth a look 🙂

Gay bar?

March 16, 2008

Remember I was going on about Animal Crossing a while back? Well here is a little movie I made of superstar K.K Slider playing my request for Electric Six’s Gay Bar.

Except he doesnt really, he is a bit of a cheat!

Oh well, at least you get to see my Animal Crossing character, isnt he cute? Isn’t the likeness amazing? I know! I actually am that cute in the flesh!

Last night’s dinner.

March 14, 2008

Last night’s dinner, a ChickPea and Green Bean Curry.


I was going to save you some, by the time I remembered you, this was all that was left!

There wasn’t even any rice left to photograph 🙂

Morning moan

March 14, 2008

Our quarterly BT bill dropped on the mat this morning.

Total cost of calls £0.16 (3 calls!)

Total bill including line rental and VAT £33.15

Do need to say more?

Todays soup

March 13, 2008

1 Large Carrot diced, about the same amount of Swede, 2 large sticks of Celery de-stringed and chopped and 1 large Onion chopped. Fry the whole lot off slowly in a tablespoon of olive olive along with a couple of peeled cloves of Garlic, it will be about 45 mins for everything to soften nicely. You’ll now want to add about a litre of water or stock, I used the stock saved from boiling a gammon, you might have to make do with stock cubes.

Todays Soup 1

Its going to look something like this after simmering for around 45 mins, now taste and add some fresh ground pepper and any other spices you’d like. I cant let you in on my own preferred blend of spices or I’d have to kill you 🙂

Todays Soup 2

Stick it in the blender or use one of those fancy stick blender things and, voila!

Todays Soup 3

All thats left to do is enjoy.

PS, one of team, the lovely Luke, brought in some Indian Egg Fried Rice today so (after eating tons of that) I shared my soup with the team. The verdict? Fantastic flavour if a bit thick in consistency, I agree, I’d dilute it if it was meant to be served to others but I like it thick, that way I dont eat bread with it, its more filling and possibly healthier too 🙂