Monday, 24 February 2014


A fine day although we did have a rain shower this morning, its still very cold.

I was at the hospital this morning from my scan, quite quick, although they were late calling me.

I had another go and getting the filters for the cooker hood, no go. So they can wait. The shelf papers I was on about are for the airing cupboard in the apartment, not for here, I ended up with two rolls of sticky backed plastic, I will not be taking the backing off, just using drawing pins to secure the paper to the shelves.

I heard from the chap we wanted to see yesterday, he is going to open up for us specially on Thursday night after DB has been for his hospital appointment.

Tired this afternoon so had a sleep on the settee, conserving my strength for later in the week. We have been deciding what is going in the first two loads, DB has a list. DD2 and DGD are coming to the flat Saturday morning to help unpack and put stuff away and also put the curtains up at the bedroom windows.

At B & Q yesterday we found a small 3 x 2ft shed, idea for putting the garden tools in. DB rang our landlady this morning and asked if it was ok to put it in the garden by the gardeners shed, fine, so spoke to DD1 she has ordered it for us (she is a manager at B & Q) and we will collect it on Wednesday, wrinklies day. We will get a discount on it.

Supper tonight, cold roast beef from the freezer, which is emptying nicely. Salad and Moroccan cous cous. Banana and ice cream for dessert.

#Oh yes the coulis recipe

250gms blackberries.
150 grams sugar.
100mls water.

Put it all into a pan and bring to the boil, turn it down to simmer for about 10 minutes, then blitz in a food processor. Pour the syrup into a sieve and sieve the seeds out, return the sieved liquid to the pan cook on a low light until the coulis has thickened slightly, leave to cool. You can store the coulis in the fridge for a couple of days or in the freezer for 4 weeks. Use different fruits to make coulis to mix into plain yogurt or stir into ice cream as its churning, you can also use it as a sauce for ice cream. Mind you I prefer melted mars bar on my ice cream.....yum yum!!


  1. Sounds as if all is going quite smoothly for your move. Had a chuckle about wrinkles day, not heard that before. Here's one for you. Friend of mine referred to seniors as "Q-tips", because of their white hair.

  2. Love the new picture on your blog header!! Soon it will be home sweet home!

    Cheers for all that has been accomplished and the the fellow with the chairs will make them available for you to get on Thursday. It is wonderful how things are coming together so nicely.

    DH found a good deal on-line for filters here so perhaps that is a source for you to investigate so you don't have to go all over town and tired yourself?

    Methinks you need a goodly stock of Mars bars on hand for the next 3 weeks. I'm certain all you'll be doing with packing, moving, unpacking will keep the weight off.

    Yippee for naps!


  3. I continue to admire your organizational skills. Is the pix on the blog your new home? All the best.

  4. From Margie in Toronto - You sound very organized - but moving is never easy and I sympathize with having to deal with all the muddle. Sounds as though your family is being very helpful too so good luck with it all and try not to get too stressed. I hope you get a lovely rest afterwards.


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