Monday, 26 June 2017

A Week ...




A perfectly normal week , really .

The sun shone , then it didn't . I discovered that you don't want to be cycling as fast as you can over a metal bridge when a huge clap of thunder makes the whole world rock . Then the sun shone some more . Then it rained again and the bread ran out . I discovered that peanut butter doesn't go with raisin bread .

Went out to dinner with friends and had some very nice Balinese chicken in coconut milk , some satè skewers and pickled vegetables . As the restaurant gradually emptied , people drifting off to the open air concert in the middle of town , we sat and watched a tiny mouse , not much bigger than a lemon seed , dart about clearing up the crumbs . It deserved a medal . Left up to him , Leeuwarden will be more than ready as European City of Culture in January .

 One daughter flew to Malaga for an old schoolfriend's wedding , another broke her toe and is now learning to walk in one of those huge shovel-shaped shoes A & E give you , and the third was looking after a friend's cat . I offered commiseration , enthusiasm and sympathy by 'phone .

I read five books , enjoying them all , especially Kate North's Land of my Dreams and Roddie Doyle's Bullfighter . Thought of making some muffins . Didn't . 

And didn't go to the Agricultural College's Apiary's Open Day , yet again . That's right ... it rained .

6 comments:

love those cupcakes said...

Five books in a week is very good going. I'm lucky if I manage five paragraphs of the book at bedtime before dropping off. Wish I'd only thought about decorating. Still finding white paint blobs in odd places.

Mrs. Splapthing said...

Peanut butter doesn't go with raisin bread? I was practically RAISED on peanut butter and raisin bread sandwiches! Still love it to this day. Only I use cinnamon raisin bread, and put slices of banana on mine... 8-)

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Liz Hinds said...

Sounds a reasonable sort of week, rain excepted. Or perhaps rain is just accepted.

Liz Hinds said...

Oh yes and apparently Swansea has just been shortlisted to become City of Culture 21 (?). Not sure what that will involve but currently it involves lots of people saying how much they love Swansea.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

If you're anything like us ( it's us next year ... with Valetta ? ) , it will mean lots of coats of paint , no money and the whites of peoples eyes .
And boats and Frisian horses .