A weekend in Bruges

A weekend in Bruges

We have had a lovely time in Bruges this weekend. Some close friends took us there as a wedding present. They organised everything from where we stayed, to the Eurotunnel, which was lovely as I have far too much too organise in the usual run of things, it was lovely...

Music and MAS

Went to a gig in Kentish Town last night. The legendary blues guitarist Walter Trout. Two years ago, Walter nearly died before receiving a liver transplant. This track, Almost Gone, was written about the time he was waiting for a liver transplant to happen, or not.  I...

Using breadcrumbs for dinner

Went to a U3A meeting this morning on Science. One of our number talked about Astronomy. We discussed the immense distances involved and moved on to the possibility of life elsewhere. The presenter is a chemist, so we had a very interesting discussion around why...

A trip to Uckfield

What a lovely evening that was yesterday. we started off in the restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely penne pasta dish packed full of loads of different vegetables, pine nuts and rocket. I even splashed out on a lemon tart pudding. We lost track of the time a bit and...
A trip to London

A trip to London

  Phew, well yesterday was a packed day. I finished off the prep for the WI lunch, loaded it all into the car, limping up and down the steps to and from the car, and took it all over to the hall in Waldron. I have developed a bit of mild arthritis in both hips and...

Busy, busy and banana cake

I’m pretty tired right now. I’m doing the catering for the WI AGM lunch tomorrow for 40 people. Chicken casserole with mushrooms, carrots, onions and tomato, served with green beans and new potatoes. Followed by lemon pot, with fancy little biscuits and...

Fish, waste and poverty

Had the U3A budget cookery group round this afternoon. We did some mackerel things. I showed how you can make 8 portions of lunches and dinners from a pack of two smoked mackerel fillets, each portion being less than 50p. Each recipe makes 2 portions. We made mackerel...
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