Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Keep on keeping on

Odds and ends today as my blog seems to have turned into a book blog over the last few posts and I don't want to bore anyone who doesn't read. But thank you for the comments on Angela Thirkell yesterday. I'm cross that I'm late finding her as the books not re-printed by VMC are so expensive on Amazon, but there again maybe I needed to be "of a certain age" to enjoy her subtle wit, I can't imagine I would have enjoyed them so much while in my 20s.

So many of my favourite blogs have stopped recently. Everyone has so much happening in their lives that they have no time to blog. I'm beginning to feel that my life is lacking as I still have plenty of time to write as we are still B***** waiting for a solicitor to sort the paperwork! I guess it's all a matter of deciding which things you like doing best, in my case reading, writing and some crafting, and limiting to the minimum things that don't seem so important (obsessive cleaning, faffing and shopping)
 (Our solicitor phoned, there is still a delay, She's been sent paperwork but still no proper details of the bit of land that Mrs F bought about 10 years after buying the house. I'm so fed up with writing about this cock-up I'll NOT mention the house move again until it actually happens!).

Walked round the Portman Road carboot sale on Sunday morning. It's the only one that carries on all year round but what a load of tatty junk, where on earth does it all come from? Most looked as if it had been fished out of someone's rubbish bin. Felt like singing "What A Load Of  Rubbish" which is probably what the crowd at the football ground on the other side of the road have been singing all season................I.T.F.C are not doing well at the moment!
The only thing I saw of any interest was a huge collection of Home Farmer magazines but the woman was wanting £1 for 3 - silly money for a car boot sale. I'd probably had several of them in the past anyway so left them where they were. We came home for coffee and kept our money for another day.

  Over the weekend we saw two out of three children and just our grandson, now 8 months old - a very happy little chap, who will soon be crawling
 Our youngest was poorly so wasn't able to come out, but we will see Florence later this week as we are looking after her while youngest has an appointment. Actually it will just be me going over to Leiston as
 Colin has gone down with a horrible cold and clogged up sore throat. The chemo he had all last year knocked out his immune system and he now seems to pick up everything that goes round and gets it much worse than other people.I shall cart him off to the doctor I think, as he may need antibiotics.

Regarding the courgette and  lettuce shortage that made the news a week or so ago, I noticed that Morrisons had a sign on their Iceberg lettuces..... " limited to 2 per customer". My thought was who on earth would want to buy one let alone 3 of these nasty tasteless version of a lettuce!

We seem to have got through the grey days of January, I'd better find some weather sayings for February.

Back Soon
Sue

27 comments:

  1. They had the same on the broccoli. I mean, who would want more than three broccoli heads at a time????
    J x

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  2. When I saw that there was a courgette shortage I was devastated! How will I manage I thought? Then I remembered that I live without courgettes until the undoubted glut from the garden later on in the year.
    I know what you mean about Col and infections, David catches everything that is flying around and often ends up needing antibiotics, though he tries to avoid over-using them.
    Regarding books, I have just ordered The Complete Tightwad Gazette with some Christmas money. I am sure that have read it.
    Gillx

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    1. Col has now got antibiotics, the one thing about having cancer is that health centre people do take you seriously!
      Yes I have the big fat Tightwad gazette............in a box since last February and waiting to be let out!

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  3. I love Iceberg lettuce .... so I probably would :-)

    Although we are still eating our own courgettes from the freezer and one that turned into a Marrow is now in the fridge, having a slice or two cut from it whenever I need some. We probably won't last until our own come in but there will be a much shorter gap than usual this year.

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    1. You have sneaked back to blogging very quietly :-) Good to see you posting again

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  4. I love Iceberg lettuce! I cut it into wedges and drizzle it over with a delcious home made herby creamy dressing that packs a punch of flavour. It's the chicken of the vegetable world ~ not so great on its own, but a crispy, crunchy textured vehicle for flavour additions.

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    1. I suppose it's benefit is that it's bigger than other lettuces but you are welcome to it!!

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  5. Hasn't Jacob got a great smile?! He's come on in leaps and bounds since his surgery hasn't he? It's lovely to see him thriving after a bit of a rough start.
    Our grandson is 5 1/2 months now, weighs 22lbs and is just barely squeezing into his 6-9 month sized clothes...he's enormous!
    It's a good thing he's always been bonny as he caught a tummy virus at his swimming lessons just after Christmas and lost 4lbs over ten days, but he's gained it all back, and more, since he recovered.
    There's plenty of Iceberg lettuce in the shops around here, but courgettes, aubergines and broccoli are like hen's teeth!

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    1. Jacob is such a contented little fella and yes you would never know just how poorly he was back in the summer.
      Your little grandson must have been very ill, good to hear he too has recovered well

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  6. DD went into T***o for me this morning and there wasn't a single lettuce to be found....funnily enough though they still had the bags of prepared lettuce. We have had baby spinach instead.
    Sorry that Col has gone down with a nasty cold. I hope he gets rid of it soon-x-

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    1. I just went without lettuce and got some celery

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  7. sorry to hear Col is ill. Myself I would call the estate agent concerning the land. They will be so worried about losing their commission they will keep calling both solicitors.

    The courgettes arent growing as they think they are going to be spiralised into pasta and have gone on strike! lMAO

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    1. The estate agent has tried Mrs F's solicitor but got told that if she stopped calling, solicitor would have time to get it sorted - unfortunately she still hasn't!

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    2. and spirallising is something I just don't get

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  8. I've never understood what the function of lettuce was. Tasteless cellulose. I believe wild ones have some sort of narcotic quality however.

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  9. Sorry that Col is poorly with someone else's horrid bug - I hope the Doc can get him sorted, but he must be fed up with more medication and a-b's bring their own problems.

    Wee Jacob must have made you happy whilst he was there. He's a bonny lad.

    Well, as you said, we've survived January, but I can't put off gardening any longer and have been out there in the rain today and got quite a bit achieved.

    I hope that the documents get forwarded soon and the whole thing sorted out - it is so frustrating when that is the only (hopefully) thing holding up your purchase. Some folk t'other end need a good shake, methinks.

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    1. Gardening in the rain is above the call of duty!

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  10. I wasnt aware there was a veg shortage out there, I must be out of touch with what is happening in the shops, I hope Col rallies round and the solicitors get there acts together.

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  11. Agree about ice berg lettuce - maybe it was a ploy to encourage folk to buy.
    Our local supermarket had a sign saying there was a local shortage of spinach, courgettes and broccoli.

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  12. What a great smile that boy has! Yes, like you, I have never seen the point of the iceberg lettuce.

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  13. I read in the news about the courgette shortage - made me wonder if these people had every grown courgettes as they don't seem to come in 1's and 2's :D
    Nearly spat my tea out over iceberg lettuce lol

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  14. So sorry that Col is not feeling very well. I do hope he feels better very soon.

    God bless.

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  15. Super little guy. He must cheer you up no end. Regarding the legal stuff-have you actually talked to the solicitor or just the assistant? I think it's time to let the boss know you will take your business elsewhere if things aren't completed within the week.

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  16. People panic buying lettuce - it is the diet season so salads a plenty!!! That's so funny only two per customer! Sorry to hear Col is suffering but glad he's on antibiotics now. Gorgeous little happy grandson there!

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  17. What an odd notice to have on the lettuces - and in January!! - what is the world coming to, a lettuce crisis. Just what we need. Sorry to hear that Col is suffering, I literally just commented on someones blog who is immunity compromised and she was asking people with bugs to keep away and it is so true and applies to so many people. I hope that Col picks up with some meds. As for the house, I understand your grrr! We have had two lots of paperwork sent now for the sale we are dealing with, and still not a word.... Hope it gets sorted soon.

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