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edited 13 January 2018 at 9:51AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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    edited 15 April at 9:50PM
    Sounds like you had a houseful/ garden full Caronc, at least it's now sorted ready for the next round of workers  :)

    Farway I have brought salmon from Asda and it was  nice salmon and as you say good value


    i feel considerably light of head tonight with a large amount of hair left on the hairdressers floor 😁 and the grey now hidden away again.  I had enough time once finished to pop to M&S for milk, fruit and a little bit of vegetable and a huge sweet potato for 45p  which I shall give half to my sister as it's too big for CFO at 700g. And opposite then is Fatface where I picked up a top for half price 🙂 so no need to venture into town at the weekend 

    lunch was some falafels in a pita with salad.  Dinner a haddock fillet from the freezer with new potatoes and green veg with a Chimichurri sauce over the fish 



    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
  • FarwayFarway Forumite
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    Bright & sunny with blue sky this morning, plus it's recycle bin & bottle day, I snuck my two jars into next door's box because it's not worth me putting one out for that meagre offering

    Caron, that's a good job completed, hope the rest turns out to be as easy.


    With the sun I may do some garden pottering, my grass needs a mow but not feeling up to it with my Beta blockers so I'll stick to pottering in the sunshine

    Lunch today, I seem to have accumulated eggs so it's scrambled eggs on Marmite toast
    Dinner, another of of the Asda salmon fillets, with salad, featuring the maiden voyage of my new saucepan with "baby" boiled potatoes
    Exciting day :D
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    I had fresh fruit and yoghurt for breakfast.


    I went for a walk and then made "chicken" dippers with roasted asparagus and tomatoes and raw carrot sticks. It was delicious. It is sunny out but not particularly warm.
  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good evening everyone, 
    I hope you're not finding the beta blockers too hard going Farway, it took me about 4 months to get used to the side effects. Worth it my case so I'm glad I persevered but "wading through treacle" sluggishness was hard going at the time.
    Sunny but chilly here today.
    I've got up today with a horrible herpes(cold sore) outbreak up my nose and on the roof of my mouth which is painful so it's tepid drinks and softish food for a couple of days. I've not had a bout for a while and usually get them after a cold or similar so I'm wondering if my immune response to the Covid vaccine has triggered it.
    Central heating parts arrived this morning, they're stashed between the sofa and my desk so not too underfoot. The company doing the install phoned this afternoon to confirm arriving at 8am or just before on Monday and ask that I switch my heating off on Sunday evening. Thankfully it looks as though the heavy frosts are away, for the next few days anyway, so it shouldn't be too chilly on Monday morning.
    Pasta or eggs for dinner. 

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    I hope it doesn't linger for too long Caronc 

    Farway is there any school boys or girls nearby who will mow it for a bit of pocket money?

    Another longgggg week which ended with the boss generously saying at 4.55pm we could log off 🙄 it's seems the problems this week were due to a IT guy deciding to ignore a process which took months to create and doing things his way, so 9 of us plus his team wasted most of this week testing and logging defects 😡  my manager did decline my request at lunchtime to have a half day, he wanted to share the pain   :'(

    lunch was YS bacon brought in M&s yesterday with scramble egg and a potato farl from the freezer.  Dinner was venison steak, broccoli, runner beans, buttered leeks and LO new potatoes AF. I down to the last 3 portions of my runner beans which had been hiding in the freezer so clearing them out for this years crop 🙂


    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
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    Not sure what happened to me yesterday (didn’t post for some reason) but another one glad to have made it to the end of a loonngg week!

    So, yesterday lunch was the end of the noodle salad for lunch, after first swim in about 4 months (lots of “new” experiences this week 😂) and prawn and sugar snap pea linguine last night.

    Today was actually very productive and I even managed a jacket spud for lunch (cheese and beans, nom). Lazy CFO HM ready meal of aubergine parmigiana out of the freezer tonight, served with garlic bread. Oh, and there might have been a pre-dinner 🍸...  
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    I was on beta blockers at uni for a while and I remember they had a horrible side effect but I can't remember what it was.


    I've had a bowl of strawberries and mango pieces. Then I fancied a burger so I had one without a bun but with salad. Weird breakfast but this is what happens when you live with someone who does shift work!
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    Today was actually very productive and I even managed a jacket spud for lunch (cheese and beans, nom).
    I love that combo, easy but so tasty

    Sunny but cold start, good for looking at but not for being in
    Today is more pottering about, it's been so dry here and no rain forecast for another week I'll have to water the pots out the front this weekend, spotted my tree lilies poking up in them and they were so nice last year I want to give them every chance this year

    Grass mowing, I'm sure I could find volunteer but hate asking, it's only a small patch & TBH I'm not that fussy about it, I did think of digging it up & using it for veggies, if I had what's 'er name come round she could do a make over with raised beds up there where I could potter in the afternoon sunshine

    Another ciabatta in the Panny this morning, decided on lazy CBA meals today
    Lunch will be toast + Asda pate
    Dinner, the new loaf in LO roast chicken & salady bits sarnie

  • caronccaronc Forumite
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    Good morning everyone,
    Gorgeous weather here this morning but decidedly chilly, I hope it warms up a bit as now we are allowed to travel and meet up outdoors my son and DIL-to-be are coming down for a visit later this afternoon. I've not seen them in the flesh for several months so really looking forward to it.  :smiley:
    My herpes outbreak hasn't got any worse and after an early night I'm feeling much less "woe is me", I'm planning a fairly lazy day as lots to do tomorrow to get ready for the heating installation.
    Egg mayo sarnie for lunch and chicken casserole for dinner.

  • BramblingBrambling Forumite
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    Gorgeous day here as well ☀️ 🙂 but like Farway I have some pots which will need watering probably by tomorrow night 

    I hope you had a good visit Caronc  I'm glad the mouth isn't any worst 🙂

    I took the car out for a drive this morning to keep the battery happy 🙂 and came home via the farm shop and as there was no queue and few cars went in.  I didn't need much and I have a delivery on Monday but I topped up on their bacon and sausages and a couple of pork and apple burgers all for the freezer, unfortunately no turkey drumsticks. I also picked up a few salad bits, some Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb and strawberries I've cut somethings from my W8itrose order. This afternoon was spent pottering in the garden

    Lunch thanks to my visit to the farm shop was red chicory, watercress, pear, goat cheese and walnut salad.  Dinner was pan fried salmon, new potatoes, broccoli, runner beans and asparagus 
    Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage   -          Anais Nin
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