Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A New Month


From one of the books I picked up on Saturday  Celtic Book Of Days-- Samhain - The New Year

From sunset last night to sunset this evening Pagan and Celtic people would have celebrated Samhain. The beginning of the dark half of the year - Not my favourite thing to celebrate that's for sure and I'm still suffering from being awake too soon and hungry at the wrong time of day all due to clocks changing. You'd think I'd be used to it after 61 years but no, I still moan for about a week until my body clock settles.

After getting back from the book sale last Saturday we walked round to the jumble sale at the Scout Hall and apart from 20p to get in only spent 20p on a new notebook/diary in a case that will be a Christmas present.
 Decided I'd better not go to the car boot sale on Sunday (due to spending  too much money at the book sale)  so spent the morning in the kitchen. We were given some windfall cooking apples so I made a pie and used some in the mincemeat mix. Then I rustled up some tomato soup (carrots, onions, tinned tomatoes,tom puree, stock, flour to thicken) cooked some chicken joints for Cols lunchtime sandwiches and finally shoved a tray of scones in the oven as the cake tin was empty. That's the most cooking I've done at once since we moved here as cooking and baking all seemed a bit pointless when I was spending so much time on my own.

Looked on my recipe page to see if the mincemeat recipe was listed there and it is but then I found a couple of comments that I didn't know were there - whoops, sorry folks. Is Upcyclerbypaint still reading?.

 Colin's fitness is coming along in leaps and bounds (hope it's not just the steroid tablets!) and yesterday he decided he was well enough to walk to the library and back........his first time, I've done it a couple of times but really prefer to bike, even if it means pushing the bike up the hills. 0.83 of a mile according to Mapometer, 15 minutes sit down to look at the newspaper and 0.83 home again. It was blinkin' warm walking yesterday, it's up hill nearly all the way home but he was less worn out than I was!


 And about as far away from Pagan customs as it's possible to get, here is part of a poem written for children

Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are falling fast.
(from 'Months' by Sara Coleridge)


Back Tomorrow
Sue

21 comments:

  1. It's scary how quickly the months fly by but now we are into my most favourite time of year. So many people don't like Autumn and Winter and I do understand that but I love it.
    The Celtic Book Of Days looks beautiful and how fabulous to hear that Col is doing so well...it's amazing-x-

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    1. Colin is feeling so much better - really good news. I don't like being cold so hate winter!

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    2. Hari ini saya ingin mengunkapkan tentang perjalanan hidup saya,karna masalah ekonomi saya selalu dililit hutang bahkan perusahaan yang dulunya saya pernah bagun kini semuanya akan disitah oleh pihak bank,saya sudah berusaha kesana kemari untuk mencari uang agar perusahaan saya tidak jadi disitah oleh pihak bank dan akhirnya saya nekat untuk mendatangi paranormal yang terkenal bahkan saya pernah mengikuti penggandaan uang dimaskanjeng dan itupun juga tidak ada hasil yang memuaskan dan saya hampir putus asa,,akhirnya ketidak segajaan saya mendengar cerita orang orang bahwa ada paranormal yang terkenal bisa mengeluarkan uang ghaib atau sejenisnya pesugihan putih yang namanya Mbah Rawa Gumpala,,,akhirnya saya mencoba menhubungi beliau dan alhamdulillah dengan senan hati beliau mau membantu saya untuk mengeluarkan pesugihan uang ghaibnya sebesar 10 M saya sangat bersyukur dan berterimakasih banyak kepada Mbah Rawa Gumpala berkat bantuannya semua masalah saya bisa teratasi dan semua hutang2 saya juga sudah pada lunas semua,,bagi anda yang ingin seperti saya dan ingin dibabtu sama Mbah silahkan hubungi 085 316 106 111 saya sengaja menulis pesan ini dan mempostin di semua tempat agar anda semua tau kalau ada paranormal yang bisah dipercaya dan bisa diandalkan,bagi teman teman yang menemukan situs ini tolong disebar luaskan agar orang orang juga bisa tau klau ada dukun sakti yg bisa membantuh mengatasi semua masalah anda1.untuk lebih lengkapnya buka saja blok Mbah karna didalam bloknya semuanya sudah dijelaskan PESUGIHAN DANA GHAIB TANPA TUMBAL

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  2. you'd have found this morning a lot chillier, with more to come I believe in terms of frost. Luckily I have some warm weather gear arriving today, hopefully.

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    1. Temps have dropped during the day, might be a frost in the morning

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  3. So good to hear of Col's improvement.

    I try to make myself not think about what time it was last week at this time!

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  4. I am glad Col is getting better.

    This year has whizzed by so far, it really does not seem as if the days should be getting so short already. Time to gather all those winter projects together.

    God Bless.

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    1. I want to start on some cross stitch but can't find the right colour Aida yet.

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  5. Glad Col could get out and about and walk. It's crazy how quickly time is flying by. Mum and I were Skyping on Sunday and realised it's been just about two years when she first got diagnosed with cancer. She's come so far since those dark days.

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    1. We must sort out Skype so we can see out grandson growing

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  6. That's fabulous news about col , Fingers crosses that it keeps up xxx

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    1. He's feeling very well, fingers crossed

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  7. How far to your nearest library once you move? A longer walk, I'll bet.

    So, to continue the knicker debate: can you get your knickers on (or off) whilst reading a book? Now there's a multi tasking challenge for you!

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    1. Back to library van once a month, nearest stop across the fields in the village or a mile on the bike.
      Think I'd fall flat on my bum if I tried that!

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  8. glad Col is doing so well. Well done that chap! :O) x

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    1. Thank you, all good news here at the moment

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  9. The leaves were falling fast yesterday. I was sat in the park eating lunch and it was almost like it was raining leaves at one point!
    Lisa x

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  10. We were driving to Bible study this evening. The road appeared to have something on it...mud? Nope...leaves all across the road. Ours are almost gone from tree in side lawn. Our time change is this weekend. I'd rather have fall back than spring forward! Good to know Colin is doing better. Hugs, Becky

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  11. Glad to hear things are looking up. If you are baking again you must be feeling that things are moving forward which is a good sign!

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  12. Sounds like you are busy as always... Would love to receive a copy of the Newsletter...

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