Thursday, 18 September 2014

Just Popping By To Say Hello.

Sixteen days it has been since my last post. This must be my longest absence since I began blogging. I have no excuse, if one were needed. Just been doing other things.

Scottish referendum today. I wonder which way it will go? I suspect the majority of Scots will plump to stay part of the United Kingdom. If they do split I suppose I will have dual nationality.

I have gone organic. Been cooking proper meals. Making pies and biscuits, Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables. I find I really enjoy making pastry. I even made a loaf of bread. It tasted delicious. Didn't last long though because everyone wanted some. I have not eaten a ready meal for three weeks now, nor eaten any processed meat. I am sure I feel a lot better for it.



Mia the German Shepherd is getting on very well. She is a sweet character. Bonnie the Ginger Cat has started coming indoors again. Which is very pleasing. Mind you she has been missing for two days. This is not unusual for her though.

My Extremely Handsome Son George has returned to University in Liverpool. We drove up on Sunday. We are both emotional softies and saying goodbye is always difficult. We are getting better at it though. My campervan broke down on the way back and I completed the last 140 miles on the back of a breakdown truck. The problem was minor. A broken fanbelt. A five minute job to replace normally, but the breakdown service didn't have one to fit. And it being Sunday there was no place open to get one. My breakdown service only costs me £30 a year. Money well spent. The van is repaired now.

I am hoping my writing mojo returns soon. I miss my blogging. And of course I miss you.





20 comments:

  1. Don't worry about your mojo, mine's gone somewhere at the moment.
    Maybe you should be thinking of entering the 'Bake off' next year. lol
    Great to get a post, look forward to the next.
    Briony
    x

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    1. Thank's Briony. My pie tasted better than it looked. x

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  2. I have discovered that a lot of men like to make bread. There is something so satisfying in getting your hands in and working the dough. I assume you did that. Anyway it looked scrumptious. I have been wondering how you feel about the referendum for a separate Scotland. Either way it turns out will be historical.

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    1. Yes, I did work the dough Emma. It kneaded to be done! :)
      Hooray! Scotland still part of the UK.

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  3. Good to know you are eating healthier foods. The bread looks delicious.
    We all lose our mojo sometime or another, don't worry though it'll come back. I lost mine about a year ago and just recently started blogging again, only at Wordpress. Maybe you just need to start visiting other blogs for inspiration.

    I've missed you too,
    Simply Wanda @ http://cobwebdiaries.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Wanda. I am pleased you are blogging again. I shall pay you a visit

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  4. You've had a lot more than bread on your plate lately, what with launching a son into the world and such. Blogging is a pleasure that best thrives when such things resolve. You know, no matter how long you must put it on a back burner, I'll welcome its return to my reading list.

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    1. Thanks, Geo. I hope you are well. How is the drought situation in California?

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  5. Good to hear the United Kingdom remains so.

    I'm a bit tardy about blogging lately although I still do the daily visits. Having a sick man at home limits my time on line. Nice that you're eating a proper diet and I'm impressed that you're even making bread.

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    1. My very best wishes to you and Joe, Valerie

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  6. Missing you too, but at least you have checked in to let us know you're okay.
    Glad to see that you've changed your dietary habits, who says a leopard can't change its spots (in its old age?)

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    1. Thanks Virginia. Yep, my spots have changed. In fact with my organic healthy diet I don't have any. :)

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  7. That's why I love having a photography blog, I don't have to say much as the pictures tell the story. I enjoy yours anytime you want to share.

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    1. Thankyou Deb. I think perhaps I shall do the occasional picture only post.

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  8. Is that a wrapped bale of hay or has Mia joined a carnival?

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  9. Yes, Joan, it is wrapped hay. It was the only one with black and white stripes. I thought it looked like an Everton mint and being a supporter of Everton football club I couldn't resist.

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    1. Hi Claire. Thank you. I hope you are well too.

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  11. I'm wondering how you managed to get AA breakdown cover for £30 a year. My RAC is a lot more than that

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  12. Hi Ilona. If the whole family joins it becomes a lot cheaper. Every year when they try to put the price up we tell them we shall look elsewhere. The price comes down very quickly then.

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