Very Little to Write About

Today, despite a promised heatwave, the day grew greyer and more blustery. The man doing our chimney stack is doing his best between outbreaks of bad weather and I hope it is gradually improving, as the wind increases in strength. It would be annoying if it all fell down when we were on the point of getting it fixed.

We have done Julia’s test kit tonight and it is ready for posting in our local priority post box tomorrow before 10am. The collection is at 11.00 and it has to be there an hour early for some reason – probably because the collection times aren’t very accurate.

It took ages to fill in the online forms and get it to accept an email address and the post code – it only accepted the post code when we used lower case letters. Nobody uses lower case letters for postcodes, apart from idiots on eBay who don’t know how to use a shift key or, probably, how to wipe their own noses.

Then we had the palaver with folding the box, because the perforations weren’t all done properly…

Sorry if this is repeating things – I know I’ve mentioned some of this before, or in answering comments. It’s because I’m getting old, we repeat things you know. I say, we repeat things you know…

Maybe premature senility is an undiscovered consequence of Covid vaccinations…

It seems a sad waste of a day when you can condense it into a couple of hundred words. I may have to plan something more interesting for next week. Perhaps another Cup a Soup review, though I don’t want to spoil you…

Looking ahead, I get my second dose of vaccine in May and the side-effects are said to be worse. To be honest, that won’t be difficult, considering there were none yesterday. If things don’t improve soon you will at least have my mid-May brush with death to look forward to, even if it is death from terminal hypochondria.



The photos are from my baking days  a light rye bread with some uneven air spaces and a chollah that pulled round the joints, which I seem to remember is a sign of underproving. Baking was more difficult than it looked…


23 thoughts on “Very Little to Write About

  1. tootlepedal

    I agree about the difficulty of getting perfection when baking. I eat my mistakes before anyone can see them.

    I thought that it was interesting to read reports of bad side effects for the AZ vaccine on the continent. I wondered if this was because of the bad publicity that sections of the press have given it to cover up for their delay in getting vaccinations going. The mind is a wonderful thing.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Spoke to the boss today, his wife had the vaccination yesterday and suffered no ill effects, though I forgot to ask which one she had. I think politics and covering up mistakes, has something to do with the reports. But I am a cynic. They are all well within the bounds described by the clinical trials and don’t really cover a lot of people./ And, as you say, the mind is a powerful thing.

  2. derrickjknight

    I’m pleased you at least have a start on your chimney stack, and Julia’s test kit has arrived. I remember the magic of my grandmother’s bread rising under a cloth laid over the bowl.

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      Sorry Derrick, I was on your comment but replied to LA, who was one above you.

      The chimney stack is done now and the test kit is in then post. There is little to compare to the magic of turning wallpaper paste into bread.


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