The featured image is a picture of my lunch – quinoa, chia, pumpkin seeds, beans, chickpeas, sweetcorn, dill and spring onions, plus a mango and chilli dressing. Since I actually read the instructions on the quinoa and found out that you can use it straight from the packet lunches have become very simple – tear open a few packets, open a few cans, chop a smidgen of veg, mix. It’s very easy.

Lunch left me full and feeling virtuous. What it didn’t do was leave me feeling like I’d had a good meal.

I suppose that persistence will eventually pay off.

Before that I’d been to hospital for the regular blood-letting. It had been a bit thick last week and they decided another test was needed. If they had to rush about before work, deal with car parking then queue for a slot before being stabbed in the arm multiple times they might not be so keen on all these tests. As the needle slid in through the bruise left by last week’s test, all these things come to mind.

Then, to add insult to injury, the bleeding wouldn’t stop.

They put the signs up on the new shop today – my first day of proper work in the new shop. It’s looking good, though if you look hard enough you can see that fat bloke with the camera who gets in so many of my shots.

Collectors World, Wollaton Road, Nottingham

Collectors World, Wollaton Road, Nottingham

The final highlight of the day was sorting a thousand crowns for an export order, including brandishing an eraser in the vicinity of a few of them to make minor improvements. It’s a funny old world…

Charles and Diana Crowns – a marital mistake enshrined in numismatic form. It’s like me having a coin struck to commemorate my diet.

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  1. beatingthebounds

    The lunch looks appetising. I commiserate with you regarding the “fat bloke” hanging around in reflections in your photos. I have a similar problem.

      1. GP Cox

        My Doc says my metabolism is very slow. I do what he says to wake it up and get it moving, but I don’t think it’s paying attention!!

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I am sorry you have to go through all the blood tests, Quercus. Seems like there should be a light at the end of the tunnel.

    A good chickpea dish that can be made quickly involves 2 cans of chickpeas, a thinly sliced large sweet potato, sliced onion and chopped kale, all stir fried together. A touch of salt, pepper and tumeric rounds it out.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I think that’s the healthiest recipe I’ve ever seen! πŸ™‚

      Unfortunately there is no light at the end of the tunnel – just blood, blood and more blood. I can take other tablets that won’t require tests but there are other drawbacks to them. I just have to look on it as payback after a lifetime of careless living. πŸ™‚


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