On the Fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Four Calling Birds, Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear tree.
Good morning everybody!
How are you today?
Are you finally getting back to normal?
Have you finally replaced the Gin and Whisky with Tea and Coffee?
Have you done the same with your Wine and Champagne?
I am happy to say that I have not overindulged in any vices so far this festive period although I did overindulged last night.
On Cauliflower and Broccoli….!
Yes, thats right, you heard me correctly.
Broccoli and Cauliflower.
I ate it with some spicy turkey and brown rice.
It was a made up dish served by my super talented friend and I enjoyed every mouthful.
Do you know what else I found out? I am not actually that keen on steamed carrots. I don’t mind them when they are cubed and chopped up small in stews. I don’t mind them shredded in salads but I actually don’t like them simply sliced and steamed, so there is a new Veg that I am not going to be pursuing on a daily basis because it has made it into my “Not so nice” section….!
So yesterday as I was feeling a little better, I decided that I would take the dog for a walk. Well, I can confirm that I managed the simple 2.2 mile circuit that we do when we are pushed for time but I have to confess that instead of taking me 40 minutes, it took me over an hour; and with about two thirds of a mile to go, I honestly though I wasn’t going to be able to finish because I was that out of puff. But I persevered and made it through and am happy say that I managed it even though by the end I was very tired.
This should have been the extent of my labours but I decided to go to my friends house and do a couple of simple jobs and leave her newly plumbed washing machine running on an empty but hot cycle. All appeared well as I left the machine but upon my return later last night we went down to the cellar to check out the machine and, well, I’m afraid I can’t say that anything appeared well.
Because it is plumbed into a cellar there are pumps and valves in place to help with removing the grey water after the machine has finished with it. When I left, these valves and pumps were working fine, but upon our return we found the cellar completely flooded and the valve split from its pumped pipe meaning the machine had emptied the entire contents onto the floor. A complete 90˚ cycles worth!
Well it was so much for a relaxing evening of watching TV and playing Monopoly. Instead we ended up mopping out the cellar until 9pm then it was time for dinner, a cup of tea and me to come home for my bed because I was tired out again! However, even with this extra exertion I am pleased to say that I am feeling good today and surely feel that the cold has finally passed and can now bother someone else for a while.
Here’s hoping it stays that way, I get some washing machine disaster free time and we all enjoy our recovery (mine from the cold, yours perhaps from food or drink indulgence…)
Stay out of the fridge.