Turkey and Mushroom Pie

July 14, 2008

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Sunday lunch yesterday was a Turkey and Mushroom Pie made by Paul. It was very nice, and so I ate too much and gave myself heartburn. It’s the pastry that does it, I cant eat any shop bought pastry, but I can never resist the stuff that Paul makes. He does try to make it a bit lighter for me, but what can you do really? Its just fat and flour in some ratio and so I’m bound to suffer later. I took a Ranitadine, but it seems, too late to stop me feeling the pain, thankfully it didnt last too long before the tablet kicked in.

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We ate it with cauliflower, cabbage and gravy. The cabbage was especially tasty because Shaun, the brother in law, gave it me from his allotment 🙂

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All wrapped up.

April 10, 2008

I saw a trailer on TV tonight, a Cutting Edge show called Cotton Wool Kids, something about killing kids with kindness or something.

It got me thinking about how things how things have changed over the years. A colleague recently told me a tale of her daughter having a bit of a strop after a bit of wet water was spilt on her jeans. When I was a kid, somewhere around the 80’s, if it rained in the morning I still had to walk to school. I’d then most likely have wet trousers and blazer and just have to put up with it until I dried out.

A day or two afterwards, I was talking to another colleague and in the course, we landed on the topic of his childhood. He arrived from Africa into the UK aged 4, and over several years his family came back together, each taking their own journey to freedom and (some) normality. The most disturbing thing is that he remembers saying to his mum, “If its a war going on, why are people sleeping in the road?”

I’m sure you can guess why he thought they were sleeping.

In conclusion, watching stupid programmes made by idiots about how difficult things are in the UK, just makes me angry.


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.

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I always could make something out of nothing 🙂

Enjoy your Bank Holiday!


Torremolinos pics

March 12, 2008

We got back from Torremolinos on Monday, the weather was fantastic and we all had a great time. Here’s a couple of pics to enjoy.

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These 2 ladies may have also had a great time but they will be regretting being around me and my shameful lack of camera restraint.

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Watch out if you see me poking my camera in your direction!!


(more) News from my hometown.

March 4, 2008

You might remember previous news from my hometown, in which the shameful residents urged a fellow to jump from a tall building.

I was surprised to hear Mexborough mentioned on BBC breakfast this morning and to hear that they had closed the railway station.

It seems that a “Trail of blood found near railway” brought the place to a stand-still.

No further details are forthcoming at this time.

I do know that the station is open again now, my brother caught the train this afternoon to get to our house.

In the morning we are all going to Spain for a few days, so I’ll catch up when I get back.

See you all soon 🙂


Christmas Meme

December 16, 2007

A seasonal meme nicked from Ms.Mac who also nicked it from Tinakala in Estonia.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?

First of all I have to say that Paul does most of wrapping. We’re using a combination of the 2, depends how special you are and how many pressies we’re sending you.

2. Real tree or artificial?

Artificial every time, less hoovering involved.

3. When do you put up the tree?

This year we put it up early, a couple of weeks ago, it was OK though, a neighbour had theirs up 4 days before us!  

4. When do you take tree down?

Normally, its a 12 days after Christmas thing, this year its coming down on the day before we fly to India on New Years Eve.

5. Do you like eggnog?

I don’t remember trying it, does it have Advocat in it?

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

The gift of life. No seriously, I really loved my (boy doll) Maskatron from the Bionic Man.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?

No.

8. Hardest person to buy for?

Steven Seagal.

9. Easiest person to buy for?

The boy from Mask (a mask)

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?

A remote controlled Crane (sorry Dad……….Oh, you died, I left this apology a bit late……)

11. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Neither, I give Christmas cards to close family but that’s about all.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

Gremlins 2 ?

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?

Never earlier than my birthday, November 26th. 

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?

Yes, I also have a few under the bed in reserve, if anyone drops in unexpected like, I’ll be running upstairs to wrap!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Turkey? Goose? Anything but Christmas cake. 

16. Clear lights or coloured on the tree?

Clear.

17. Favorite Christmas song?

How can yow choose? That Slade song or Elton’s Step into Christmas, oh! what about that Pogues song?

 18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home?

Stay home. 

19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?

Rudolph, Cupid, Comet, Donner, Blitzen, Dancer, Prancer, how many did he have? I’m probably missing a couple.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star?

Both, Angel on main tree and a Star on the conservatory tree.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Christmas evening, after visiting everyone else. 

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?

Shopping Madness (or maybe Christmas Memes 🙂

23. What I love most about Christmas?

Beautiful gifts 🙂 and family wonderfull-ness of course.


Birthday stuff.

December 5, 2007

Dear Valerie,

With my Birthday money I bought a new Webcam, Gamepad and some blank DVD’s.

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Thank you very much, I’m very happy 🙂

Love

Andy