Monday 29 June 2015


The sun is shining as I type and fresh air is streaming in through the open door.  There are a few wisps of cloud in the sky but nothing worth worrying about.  It's going to be a lovely day, I gather, getting hotter as the week progresses.  Not so good for me but I know many like it that way.

Yesterday was sleepy - for me it was, anyway.  There were four of us for lunch and I did sausage patties (or vegetarian sausages) with roast potatoes, roasted parsnips and sweet potatoes, carrots and broccoli and Yorkshire puds!  On the side were slow fried red onions, mustard and gravy.  It was very tasty and I wondered if there would be any left over for today.  Fortunately, there was!  I kept wanting to nod off through the afternoon which started off very wet and ended up dry and sunny.  I was glad of the rain - no need to water the garden.

Today is a normal day at school.  I hope it will be normal anyway!  But first - breakfast!  I have a scrummy melon platter (posh term for some sliced melon on a plate) that needs to be eaten and then I reckon another coffee will be just the ticket.  And while that's going on I shall look through my planning.

Here's to a lovely day for us all.


  1. That meal sounds totally yum! Would love to know how to make slow fried red onions. Have a great day! X

  2. Mornings are the best in the hot weather!
    Do you have any spare melon? I could just fancy a slice now you've put it in my mind ;-)

  3. Tracey, I just sliced two red onions very thinly, put them in a saucepan with butter and left them to gently fry on low until really soft and gooey. That was it but I intend to add some balsamic vinegar and maybe some brown sugar to the bit that was left over and simmer away again for a time. Maybe also some mustard or some chilli flakesor other spice. I shall see how I feel - I love experimenting!
    It was a good day, thanks. You too?

    Chrissie, I totally agree. Melons are so very refreshing. I had some slices for lunch too and remembered to pop them in the staffroom fridge in the morning. They were wonderful.

    J x