Another post which is decidedly late.
I started it while I was waiting for tea to cook. That makes it sound grander than it really was. All I did was measure out two portions of vegetable stew into a pan and heat it through. As the smell of thyme filled the air, I started to type. Ten minutes later I walked from my office/dining room and ladled the stew, complete with gorgeous golden gravy, into bowls. I don’t make dumplings when I do it, because I am not good at dumplings. Julia’s dumplings are much better.
Un fortunately, instead of starting a blog post I spent the ten minutes surfing eBay. If you like reading the ramblings of idiots, or buying junk, or simply wasting time, surfing eBay is probably the best way to do it. But if you want to write a blog post, eBay is a disaster. Hours pass, cliffs crumble and dynasties fall, and I don’t notice because I am searching for medallions and brooches and something for nothing.
The day, in contrast, was busy. We had three serious customers plus a couple of more casual customers, and several people selling. We also had a constant, though shallow, stream of customers on eBay and put plenty of stuff up for sale online too. I suppose I should be grateful to eBay for providing me with a job, even though I do waste so much time on it.
The journey home was remarkably quick, with only one set of traffic lights failing to turn green as I approached. This is so rare that I feel it is worth mentioning
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A light turning green as you approach it! That’s a glorious moment every time.
Small wins! 🙂
I love it when lights turn green as I approach. 🙂
🙂 The simple pleasures.
Serious customers and co-operative green lights? What is the world coming to?
It is possibly an ominous foreshadowing of things to come . . .
It would be good to think so . . . though a perfect world would minimise opportunities for therapeutic grumbling.
That, at least, would allow us to mutter that things weren’t like they used to be. 🙂
That soup looks so good! What did you use for spices? Always looking for different ways to make soup.
The stew that converts to soup is just made with a vegetable stock cube, some garlic paste and a sprig of thyme. The pea soup was made with stock cube, garlic and fresh mint. I am a simple man when it comes to spices. 🙂
I’m sorry, but you just make me chuckle…
On a scale that starts with chuckling and ends with Putin I know which end of the scale I prefer. 🙂
Did you here about the restaurant Poutine, which had to put out a statement saying they weren’t related to Putin?
No, but I know that a dress shop and the dog in Downton Abbey were both in trouble for being called Isis.
I also found this – https://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/dominic-murphy-vladimir-putin-dog-poo-painting-8741580