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Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« on: Thursday 10 December 20 09:53 GMT (UK) »
Well it seems no-one has beaten me to it, I guess folks must be busy, so here's mine:

Haven't a clue what I did during most of the morning apart from using a new conditioner on my hair. Towards lunchtime I made some soup  - roasted red pepper and tomato. I'd roasted the peppers and tomatoes  last night while I had the oven on, also an onion. Did the rest of the process today. It was very tasty, the only problem was that out of two peppers, three tomatoes and one onion I only got one bowl full. Using more stock wouldn't have helped, the soup would have been too thin. A different recipe included tinned chopped tomatoes as well, I might have to try that next time.

After lunch I went out, it was a bright day, very welcome after so many gloomy ones. I was alone on the field and in the woods.
Back home I did some painting, just using up some of the paints I'd mixed for acrylic pour, quite enjoyed it. Later on I phoned my friend L, I'd promised to send her the soup recipe but after I told her the tale she decided not to bother.

Did some cod loin for tea, with mustard, paprika and parsley on top, with jacket potato, tomatoes, yellow pepper and sweetcorn. That's enough culinary adventures for me for a while, it'll be back to my old favourites till I can face it again. Anyway, I've certainly met my five a day even without the fruit I ate.

Watched Portrait Artist, the semi final. I wasn't particularly overwhelmed by any of them, especially one of the three finalists. They were all just okay, I felt they were lacking something.

Look forward to hearing about others' days
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 December 20 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Making soup always works for some people, and not for others!!
Perhaps if you used lentils it wouldn't be too thin despite extra stock, or a can of white beans which could be used to thicken the stock??
Mind you, I am a rubbish cook.....
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 December 20 14:49 GMT (UK) »
Good suggestions thanks MH but I really wanted a smooth soup. I love cream of tomato but I don't eat it since I developed a lactose intolerance. These particular ingredients gave a similar consistency, just not enough of it! I'll probably just add the tinned tomatoes too next time. Thank you anyway.  :)
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 December 20 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Well kids off to school then a call to come and collect the older one so she can go into 14 days isolation.  When the teacher was on I mentioned that teachers had been pulling down their masks to shout at the kids and this defeated the purpose of masks.  He said he'd have to "disagree with me there" and that I just didn't understand.  I had meant it as an informal by the way as I know no one is used to wearing masks all the time and can do stuff sub-consciously.  I hoped they may point this out to everyone and improve mask etiquette. Anyway I was so annoyed at his tone I ended up e-mailing the complaint and making it formal.  I drafted it a few times and hope that I made it clear that my intention had only been to improve mask usage and that it was his attitude that lead to a formal complaint.

No research finds today unfortunately.

Gotmy wrapping paper and ordered some study books since no school until after Christmas.
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 December 20 16:08 GMT (UK) »
It was time for our annual dental check-up, which had already been postponed by the surgery from July.  If you have been to the dentist's recently, you will have experienced something like the following before:  a few days beforehand I received a text from the surgery reminding me of the appointment and asking me to reply OK or NO to let them know if we were coming.  In the early morning of the appointment (I was still in bed!) I received another text telling me to wait outside the surgery either in the car or on foot and to inform them by text when we had arrived.  Then we had to wait until someone came out to summon us.  The car park is small and was rather full, but my husband squeezed in somehow.  We were conducted to an empty waiting room and finally, 45 minutes later, were inspected by the dentist.   Small filling for me, nothing for OH.  We then had to pay on the staircase via a hand held machine (what if you only had cash?) and exit via the fire escape (rather hairy).  Don't know how this system would work if one didn't have a mobile phone or a bank card.  The dentist was so well masked up that I could hardly hear what she was saying, not that I could have replied, anyway.

Recycling box (glass, cardboard and paper) and bag (cans, plastic, foil, etc.) to go out tonight, ready for the early morning collection.  The big bin is collected only every three weeks, but the recycling box and bag are emptied every week,  There's also a small bin for food waste, which is emptied every week, but we put our food waste in the composter.  All these bins, boxes, bags have to dragged down to the end of our lane. 

Lunch was our usual mixed salad with a selection of cheeses, rice cakes and oatcakes, followed by coffee and home made mince pies. I always make enough for both my children and families and we get the misshapes.  Supper tonight will be chicken curry, made with leftovers from a whole roast chicken and some vegetables and served with rice and naan breads. 

The Repair Shop tonight on TV, which leaves me feeling warm and cosy, though sometimes a bit tearful.  I love the bits in between with pretty views of the countryside or nature, too.  The specialist repairers are amazingly clever.
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 December 20 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Well Iím really behind with Wednesdayís diary.....
Roobarb- sorry youíre soup didnít work out as you expected... I usually add just one potato to is to thicken it up but as MH says butter beans, cannelli beans  are just as good too...
I totally agree with you regarding Portrait Artist... I do sometimes wonder what it is the judges see in some paintings when in my humble opinion theyíve not picked the best! Ah well what do I know art is subjective and personal isnít it!

PharmaT - shame you felt it necessary to make a formal complaint regarding the face coverings... some people donít seem to quite understand!

Gillg - your dental visit sounds quite horrific with going down fire escapes, paying on the stairs and all that waiting.... our checkups should have been in March... after several conversations over the year weíve now got to phone mid January!

Well my day... as itís nearly 24 hrs ago itís hard to remember what I did... it was grey and light drizzle when I got up late as I was busy reading...
After late breakfast I did the  ironing ... OH went to play a shortened game of golf ..
Decided to finish off some face coverings only 12 so didnít take long...I have been staggered to see on the FB for our Butterfly Legacy page that there are a couple of people whoíve made over 200 🌈 tops 😱😱 which is fantastic...
Not sure what I did for the rest of the afternoon...
Dinner was chicken curry....
Watched Portrait Artist... view written further up the page...
Early night...
Such an exciting day really...

Caroline
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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 December 20 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Ref the soup Roobarb, I assume you will be doing some sort of blitzing?
But orange lentils, and butter beans would go fairly mushy by the time your veges are cooked.
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Also: ROWSE in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 December 20 20:02 GMT (UK) »
Ah yes, good point MH.  :)

PharmaT, some people can't take criticism, what a shame he didn't take it in the spirit is was meant.

GillG, what an experience at the dentist!It must have been a relief that you didn't need much doing. I had a filling come out back in May (or could have been June), I've just been eating on the other side of my mouth since then. Haven't heard anything from the dentist for months.
I don't often watch The Repair Shop but I agree it's heartwarming.

Caroline, was wondering where you'd got to! Good to hear from you. I'm amazed that some people have made even more rainbow tops than you have. But have they also made all the face masks, Christmas cards etc etc? I reckon they'd have a long way to go to catch up with you  :)


Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Diary > Wednesday 9th December
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 December 20 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Iím humbled you missed me!
Itís quite unbelievable the amount of stuff people have made they must be sewing 24/7... and I thought Iíd done a lot some weeks!
Well Christmas cards done and dusted now all in the post... just got to walk round the village and work out the boys cards....

Caroline
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Bangerter -UK,Australia,Switzerland
Harriss - UK, Australia
Merrall - UK
Swinnock - UK
Lloyd - UK