I was going to get this post written really early this morning, but then Henry choc lab turned up, so it was walkies with him. After lunch we picked Rocky dog up and we all went a walk together round the fishing pond. Here is a picture of lunch. From the bottom up, spinach, half a red pepper, carrot, white cabbage, grapes, brocolli, pumpkin seeds, linseeds, and sesame seeds. Splash of water and apple juice. Luverly :o)
I must keep up with the walking to build myself up for the bigee. I've been thinking about the next long trek, studying maps, and checking distances. I fancy another coast to coast, but want to top the 137 miles of the previous one. I'm thinking of starting further north on the west coast, Morecambe or above, and going in a big curve through NorthYorkshire and down to Hull. I'm looking at the possibility of starting in the Lakes, but that might be a tad too far. I'll check the distance. I like the idea of walking towards home, because every step I take will get me closer to collapsing through my own front door, ha ha.
Well the frog spawn certainly got you talking about puddings. There was mixed feelings on whether you like it or hate it. I must say, I am not that keen, but I will persevere with it and the packet will get used. I think I might put some in my next stew, that would bulk it up nicely. Yes, tinned fruit with evaporated milk on a sunday was served up at our house as well. And why were we given bread and butter to eat with it, I dunno.
Also mentioned was Semolina, Creamola Rice, Cremora, Pink Custard, Prunes and Custard, Ginger Sponge, Cornflake Tart, Jelly with Evap milk, and all manner of puddings, brought back memories of school dinners. Thank you for your pudding suggestions.
I had my bran flakes with diluted 50/50 evap milk this morning, it was perfectly palatable. Only a slight difference between it and soya milk, I'm sure I could get used to it. I think it would work out cheaper to switch to this, I must check the maths. It was mentioned to mix up powdered milk and keep it in the fridge. I use Coffee Mate, it's not quite the same as Marvel so I'm not sure it would work. I sprinkle Coffee Mate in the water when I am making porridge just to give it a slightly milky taste. Another good idea someone mentioned, mix tinned fruit in with any milky pudding. Also jam, but I don't buy it, too much sugar for my liking.
I've been going through your comments and notice that there are a few new names, so welcome to the newbies. Sal's View, Gill that British Woman, lauradora, Pinecone, Mel, Morgan, quinn, wean of the woods, Laughter, Knitty Nora, AlisonB43, Debs, and anyone else I have missed. Phew, I can't keep up with you all.
Is anyone watching the latest series of 'An Island Parish'. It's all about the Scottish island off the west coast called Barra. I saw the first series and got hooked, just as I got hooked with the programmes on the Scilly Isles before this one. The scenery around Barra is beautiful, the people are lovely, and the stories interesting. It's a real soap, not a made up one. I shed a tear this week as Father Roddy had to leave the island and move on to another parish. He didn't want to go, but that's how the Catholic church works. Father John Paul the new young priest is struggling a bit with his housework, he needs a housekeeper. Scraggy Aggy thinks he should have a wife, but of course he is not allowed. If you want to follow the lives of the people on Barra you can get it on the iplayer.
That's all for now, catch you tomorrow.
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