I am awake at `STUPID O`CLOCK`again.
And I cannot get back to sleep because the birds are making too much noise and telling them to shut up is as effective as trying to stop Beauty singing!
As for Beauty.....well she of course is still asleep as it is the start of the Easter holidays.
Talking Beauty, I have to wash the throws on my sofa due to the fact that she opened and emptied her Tippee of black currant and apple juice over it.Thanks kid.
I am washing them quickly as it is meant to rain from about 4pm and not stop for the rest of the week.Brilliant,typical British weather.
My car is clean which must come as a shock not just to everyone I know but the car as well.
I just do not have the energy or the inclination to wash the car and anyone who knows me will testify to the fact that I want a Land Rover because I will never need to wash it. Pianoman offered(well coerced really) to clean it for me yesterday and now the outside is washed and the inside hoovered(or is that Dysoned?).
Much of the discussion here is about SnoWhite`s imminent trip to Syria and Fiona`s trip to Vienna and especially what should SnoWhite take with her.And my answer is do not take too many clothes as it is certainly not a fashion show and nobody will notice(not even the smell) if you wear the same thing for your entire trip.Damascus is a very full and bustling and noisey and dusty place and is very ripe with lots of cooking and hot smells.
Remember SnoWhite, no International Incidents!
Last night was a baking night!
I made Shepherds pie, I made one for Pianoman and his mother and two individual ones for IT
man and a vegetarian option for SnoWhite and myself and the vegetarian one is almost all gone already. SnoWhite was hungry!
This week I intend to make some Simnel cake with Beauty as I have always wanted to make some but have never got round to making one.
As the weather seems to be set for rain,rain and more rain I think perhaps I had better hunt down some Easter recipes to keep Beauty occupied and off the video and the computer.
Any baking suggestions girls?
I have thought about cookies and nests but there must be more to Easter baking than that.
Yesterday SnoWhite and I went to Bessemer Road Car Boot sale and we had quite an enjoyable time.We were looking for presents for Fiona for her birthday in May but I also bought some handknitted toys and a painting for my living room.
We witness some quite funny haggling over prices
IT IS 50P
I`LL GIVE YOU 30P
IT IS 50P
I`LL GIVE YOU 30P
I SAID 50P
at this point we had walked on and could no longer hear the conversation!
And another one
for what looked like a nice pair of flip flops
THEY ARE 50P
NO THEY ARE 50P
IF YOU DON`T WANT THEM AT 50P THEN LEAVE THEM
at which point the stall holder took the flip flops off the woman and put them back on the stall
then the Indian punters husband picked the flip flops up and said
and the stall holder said £1
I love the stall holder!
I would feel demeaned to haggle over a pair of 2nd hand flip flops.
Though if my children were hungry and I was poor(again!) I would have no problem haggling over food for them.