Saturday, 28 November 2015

Wood and TV watching - a dull post!

A lovely sunny morning here, Col put the loader onto the tractor and we brought a couple of bags of logs into the wood shed. We get through such a lot of wood on the Rayburn and the wood burner. The door of the woodburner has got a bit bent over time and doesn't close as tightly as it once did so sometimes the wood burns too fast. If we were staying I think we would have got a new door for it.

Thank you for comments about libraries and Christmas cakes yesterday. I will be joining any campaign they have to avoid any scale down  of Suffolk libraries, that's for sure. Thank you to Bovey Belle for the note about the book by Alex Grecian. I've not read any of his before and I'm not sure where I came across the information about this one. If it's too dark and gruesome I won't bother with finishing. I like crime stories but not horror.

 Tip 28 from the list of ways to save £1 was :- Eat Less Meat. Vegetables are always cheaper than meat. So swap a meal a week then 2 or 3. There are loads of good veggie recipes on line, in library books or magazines.

Not a lot happening this weekend, we will probably bring some more of the scrap-wood from the cart shed to the wood shed ready for cutting, Col will probably need to sharpen the chainsaw again. I ought to do a pile of ironing and a bit of hoovering and I'll pop down to Knodishall for the Cancer Research Christmas Fair later. Then there is so much sport on TV so I shall be watching Tennis and Col watching Darts and the final Grand Prix tomorrow. What an exciting life we lead!!

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Sue

16 comments:

  1. Wish we had your sunshine. 40~50 mph winds and intermittent torrential downpours. Definitely a day for indoors and the telly here!
    I would love it if we had a library van here. Our librarian is a real sourpuss.
    Another way to save money is to eat more lentils. A bag of lentils is cheap, tasty, and nourishing, and they bulk out soups and stews well. The darker ones have much more depth of flavour than that orange ones too.

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    1. I wish we could eat lentils but I cant eat any dried pulses now and Col doesn't like them. I used to make lentil burger things years ago

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  2. Ah, I fear 'twas me that upped that autyhor for you, when I showed a photo of my library books. I have the 3rd one on order from our mobile library, so will let you know about it when it arrives. The one you've got has an extremely nasty psycho Jack the Ripper in it. I got to the end, but not one to re-read methinks!

    We have an indoor day here too. In fact, my husband lit the wood burner straight after breakfast and after loading the car for our Militaria Fair tomorrow, we have been holed up in there, with me doing kitchen jobs on my lap (peeling sprouts and apples) and in a moment, I will be polishing a cannon and a Roman helmet (as you do . . .)

    Keep warm and dry. Nowt wrong with telly either - we've been watching Neil Oliver on our Celtic past over on Yesterday channel.

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    1. I hope it's a small cannon if it's on your lap!

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    2. No sunshine here but the few bits of washing I put on the Li e st 5:20 this morning before work are dry. I'll be nodding off shortly. I can feel my eyes going. Yikes it only the first shift of 7 .

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    3. The sun didn't last......... rain by 1pm

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  3. The morning started so lovely and clear yesterday and then quickly went straight back to the normal wind and rain. Today we have been working in the rain to fill the log store, not a nice task at all, but satisfying once it's finished.

    Whenever I type 'I ought to do the ironing' or some such similar household task I have to admit to it being put off for something more interesting, although to be honest ANYTHING is more interesting than ironing to me :-)

    Have a good weekend. xx

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    1. The sun didn't last........ it turned colder, windier and wet by early afternoon

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  4. Good tip, I can make several veggie meals for myself for the cost of my partners one meat meal. After 33 years together I am managing to sneak a few veggie meals past him. Last nights butternut squash risotto went down well without any queries of where's the meat :)

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    1. I would love risotto but Col calls it slop!

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  5. I've been to Skipton in the freezing hurricanes rain and now am about to make some soup.
    Life in the fast lane!!

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  6. ah, my life is dull as anything, I have to search to find anything remotely interesting to blog about! But that's real life. And that's why I like your blog so much. It is what it is, you are what you are. And I love it :O) x

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  7. Murray boys did well today - we caught the end of the match when we got home.

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