Monday, 9 February 2015

Monday Mutterings

Hello. Those red skies at night are certainly most welcome, as they are giving us some wonderful spring days. Wall to wall sunshine again today. Hope it lasts for a couple more days, another walk is arranged with my two buddies, and if it's nice tomorrow I shall be off out. 
It was crafty club this morning, members were a bit thin on the ground for various reasons, sickness and other arrangements, but we did welcome back Ali who has been missing for a few months. New lady Linda was having some crochet instruction from Ann, and looked like she was enjoying herself. 
The brown bin was emptied, mine was the only one in the street which was put out on the front, no one else had done any gardening. The weather was so nice I did an hour in the back garden this afternoon and the bin is half full again. 
I paid a visit to Stan the Library man, he was talking about the Lincolnshire library service being under threat because of cuts in the council budget. He doesn't think it will affect us in North Lincolnshre. I hope not, I enjoy my walk to the van to change my books. Think I will start taking out more, to bump up the numbers, it may help us keep it longer. The van itself is quite new, so I don't think they will be handing it back and terminating the lease just yet. 
How do you like this T shirt? I took a couple of bags of stuff to the Age UK charity shop last week, and had a browse while I was there. This looked about my size so I nabbed it for £1. It's like new, no bobbles, no wear under the armpits, no stains, and not faded. Bargain I thought. It's a lovely turquoise colour. Think I will replenish my T shirt store, some of my old ones aren't fit to wear, they need moving on, preferably to crafting projects. 
No faff in the kitchen today, too much salad to eat, didn't need to turn the cooker on. Bran Flakes for breakfast. Banana and grapes for elevenses. Mushroom pasta salad, salad leaves, and the rest of the butternut pate, for lunch. Dinner was more salad leaves and Fetta and Chickpea salad. No pictures, you know what it looks like. Got to finish off the rice noodles tomorrow. I inspect the fridge contents three or four times daily to make sure everything is eaten before it goes off. The sprouts will be ok for another week or so, potatoes ok for ages, the yogurts are in date, they reduced them because the individual pots had separated. All is well in the fridge.

Hey, I forgot to mention last night that I picked a winner out for the Denim bag. Sorry to keep you waiting, ha ha. So, who is it........

Vampire Heart 

Please send me your postal address and I will get the bag off to you. Email address on the side, or send it in a comment which I won't publish. Ta muchly.
Tatty bye and Toodle pip

26 comments:

  1. Our Library van was taken off the road last year sadly.
    Briony
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  2. It was nice to get some sunshine today. Hoping to go for a long walk on Thursday. Your top looks great on you and nice colours. Hope you have a great time walking. Ginny x

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  3. I remember the mobile library vans coming around. I am reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson it's our March book for our book club, really good.

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  5. Yes your top does look nice....bargain!

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  6. That is a good colour on you!
    Jane x

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  7. Love the colour of your new bargain t shirt!

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  8. New top looks very smart!
    I'd be in a sorry state without the local library in my town, and the online library which is now regional and very good as long as you don't mind waiting for a particular item. I can request online and pick up the book at my local library - very handy! Didn't make it there last week though, due to snow. Love to think of you gardening already, Ilona!

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  9. I hope that you keep your library van. Every time the budget gets tight here in my community they threaten to cut back library hours.

    You new top is lovely, a perfect fit. That's your colour for the day, very bright.

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  10. We have not had a book mobile, that's what we called it since I was a kid. I wish they still did! I learned to love books on ours, it was the height of adventure for me! I still love books, but I am still as selective about what I check out as I was then!
    Congrats to your bag winner!

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  11. Hey Vampire heart- cool name!

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  12. What is happening to our libraries?! They seem to be under threat at the moment. I know someone who works in our local library and when they were told it would close she was very concerned about some of the very elderly in our community as it is often the only time they leave the house. When the kids were young our local library served us well. I feel they are such an important part of our community, but I guess if not enough people are not using them.....fingers crossed your van keeps going. Your top looks great, what a bargain. Debbie

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  13. I love my local library. I think I must keep it going - I take out loads of books from all sorts of categories. If I see a book that I like, I always see if it is in the catalogue and then I order it from the library (requesting a book is free now in South Lincolnshire). And a bonus too - the library is always warm. Natalie.

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  14. your Monday meals sounds absolutely delicious.

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  15. I love the new t-shirt, lovely colour and I have a thing about stripes .... love them, I have far too many stripy tops :-)

    The sunsets have been fantastic these last few nights haven't they.

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  16. The shirt looks really nice. Great deal.

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  17. Looks like the Tshirt was a great find, Ilona.. I love to wander through resale shops for bargains.

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  18. I love the sound of your craft club Ilona, I wish I had a similar thing that I could go to regularly as I think it would mean I got more done - I find that without a regular slot in my life dedicated to crafting other things seem to get in the way. Today I did leave work early though so that I could bake a cake, haha! Where my mum works they have a lunchtime craft club, but I live in Germany and we don't seem to have anything like that here.

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  19. Your new top's lovely. The colour's really cheery (roll on summer!) and fits you perfectly. I am laughin, though, at the rear of the cat who's photo bombed you! :) Louise

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  20. Well done vampire heart! Great tshirt Ilona- our very own fashionista! That's a lovely colour and it really suits you. We should have an Ilona bag owners meet up- I'll go to the Aussie winners to check their bags out; itl be hard to leave the English winter and step into their sunshine, but I'm prepared to sacrifice myself for the sake of our blog bag bonding! Xxxx

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  21. Libraries are suffering from the cutbacks everywhere! I remember the library van from when I was a little girl, happy memories! Your top was a bargain and you are e viably slim. Unlike me!

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  22. Your tee shirt was such a bargain and looks stunning on you.
    Wendy (Wales)

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  23. Hello.Your new top at such a great bargain is really nice and love that turquoise,suits you well,very sporty.So spring has sprung over there?How lovely! We are still in the thick of it with another snowfall called for this evening.Our simple meal was leftovers and fruit afterwards.I put the rest of the peas soup in the freezer today.I hope your mobile library stays put and that your community can enjoy it for many years to come.Congratulations to "Vampire Heart" a recent winner of the denim bag-enjoy! Truly think I'm getting cabin fever and I'm off for a quick walk in the neighbourhood.Hope the weather holds for your planned outing,bye for now, D.

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  24. Very pretty top and I love the price. You have the body of a model!!

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