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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Crazy weather

Looking at these photo's you wouldn't think that we'd had a lovely day. The sun was shining and it was hot enough for shorts. After a day helping Helen finish off the last few jobs on the house, I got home at 5pm and not long after the skies went black, the wind whipped through the silver birch trees, then lightening was  followed by a clap of thunder, and the heavens opened. The back garden was bombarded by millions of hailstones.... 
and the road at the front turned into a river.

 The cats came in through the cat flap at 90mph. This is what they see when they go out through the cat flap.
I found a couple of yellow stickers worth having at the little Tesco. A pack of bananas for 73p, reduced from £1.35. Not particularly cheap, but as I had run out of them I took them. Also a bag of root veg for 41p instead of £1. I have updated the 'Reducing the food bill' page, link at the top.

I fancied rice tonight so I made a curry. Cook a chopped onion in oil in a small pan, add sultanas, mushrooms, half a tin of baked beans, and curry powder. I have made enough for two meals so that's my dinner sorted for tomorrow. Simple food and easy to make.  
I'm a bit tired so I'll say goodnight. A nice mug of hot chocolate and a read of a book will send me off to sleep nicely. Toodle pip


  1. What is a sultana? I've been thinking they are what we call saltine crackers, but you cooked with them.

    1. I had to look up also. According to the internet, they are raisins. Ranee

    2. Sultanas are dried fruits, very similar to raisins

    3. Mary in Perth Australia11 June 2014 at 05:04

      It's almost exactly the same as a raisin.

    4. Like a raisin. Nothing like a saltine cracker. That's a TUC! x

  2. I love making veggie curry or chilli in the week. It's so easy to do and perfect the next day for lunches as well- and frugal too. The weather has been lovely down south too! But we didn't get the rain luckily :)

  3. Just curious... how do you do your curries?

  4. It's weird at the moment isn't it? I'm putting my washing out in the morning in the rain but it's often dry when I get home! x

  5. Angie - a sultana is a raisin

  6. Blimey we've had wall to wall sunshine here in Sussex. Hope today is better for you!

  7. Hopefully better weather for the rest of the week. Fingers crossed for the weekend. What a lovely big garden you have! Looks very nice. Debbie

  8. Wow, that's some weather, I'd love to have seen the cats scooting in. lol


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