Saturday 2 December 2023

A good time.

A good time was had by all at the Christmas Fair today. The school choir gave us a few Christmas songs, which was lovely. 
This was my corner pitch just inside the door. It was my job to click everybody in as they arrived. Everyone said how treacherous it was out there, and it was. The freezing cold weather brought icy roads and paths. It's amazing how everyone managed to get there. 

I stayed behind to help put all the tables and chairs back into the store room. 

I didn't go to Aldi last night, didn't feel like de frosting the car. I went tonight instead. Desperately needed some food. Still had to de frost the car though. I had a bigger trolley because I knew I wanted a bit more than I normally get. £122 spent. 

It's been snowing here, but it has stopped now. Let's see what tomorrow brings. I hope we don't get any more snow. 

Toodle pip.   ilona  

Friday 1 December 2023

Can you afford it.

Start the day with making a video. My response to a comment on my channel. 

I've been busy sorting and pricing up my artworks for the Christmas fair tomorrow in the Village Hall. I haven't booked a stall, because I don't want to appear desperate for sales as I stand in one place hoping that someone comes along and shoves a few quid in my hand. Instead, I have volunteered to be the meet and greet person at the door as the visitors arrive. I will have a clicker and tot up how many cross the threshold. My pictures will be scattered behind me on the bookshelves and laid on the desk, and any other places I can put them on display. I will make no attempt to sell them. If someone shows an interest I will smile sweetly and say, all my own work. 
I need some shopping and considering whether to go now to Aldi. Surely no one will be going out now in this freezing fog. Maybe I will, maybe I won't, but I desperately need some food. 
Have a good weekend. Toodle pip.   ilona 

Thursday 30 November 2023

Walking and eating

A glimpse of a disappearing sunset, a peek at a hiding moon, and a scramble along a muddy track in the dark. If you want to see the last ten minutes of the walk I did on Tuesday, bring a torch, because you can't see much. Apologies for the fuzzyness. The automatic focus doesn't work very well in the dark. 😁😎😱 
Here we have a selection of meals I have eaten over the last week. Now I've forgotten whats in them, ha ha. Mushrooms, green lentils, noodles, onions. 
Fresh vegetables and tortellini. Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, carrots.

More green lentils, more vegetables, courgette. Scramble an egg into it when it's almost done. 
A can't be bothered to cook day. From the freezer. Grilled hash browns, Quorn nuggets, potato wedges, and baked beans. 
Loverly tasty stew. Made yesterday. One portion last night, one portion for lunch today, and I will finish it off tonight. Carrots, Brussels sprouts, courgette, cauliflower, beans, and pasta twirls that are a year out of date. Herbs and spices, thickened with cheese sauce out of a packet. Danish Blue cheese added for flavour. 

I hope that has given you some ideas. Experiment with your ingredients, mix anything with anything. Trial and error. You never know, it may work. Cheerio. Toodle pip.   ilona 

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Stay strong.

 I am strong enough to ride the storm, but I will never forget those who brought on this hate filled propaganda campaign, nor will I forgive them. They should be in prison. 

Trust your own instincts, do not give away your freedoms, and stay strong.  

ilona xxx

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Another great sunset.

The great outdoors was calling me today. Go out it said. Ok, I will. It was 2.30pm when I set off. I will have to get a move on, it starts getting dark about 4pm. As I was passing the horsey field I saw Karen. She had been grooming her white boy, and had saddled him up for a ride. We had a quick chat, she was keen to get off, and so was I. The sun was shining but it wasn't going to last for much longer. 
I took a short cut to make up the time I lost talking to Karen. Not long now, the sun is going down. 

I lost it for a while as I changed direction. Suddenly there it was again, even more stunning. 
Same as the photo above. I zoomed in for this one. 
Not far to go now. It will soon be gone. 
As usual, I finished up walking in the dark. I had a torch but it wasn't bright enough. Good job I know the way. I made a video but I don't know if it will be any good. I'll check it in the morning. The sunset was behind me, and the full moon in front of me. 

Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona