Good morning, everyone. The weather report today is that it has been raining but seems dry right now. However, it's cloudy so no frost.
In town I did a bit of spending but all useful stuff. I bought some more jeggings as I like the ones I have and I bought another longer top to go with them. I also got some no VPL undies for obvious reasons. That was all in M&S.
I found a stall on the High Street that a friend had recommended - a spice stall that sells their own curry spice mixes. They're always there on Friday's and Saturdays but it's never impacted before. I bought four mixes - not cheap, but each mix makes at least four portions (more, for me|) and come with a recipe. I got an any bean mix, a cauliflower, peas and potato mix, a kheema curry mix and a shish/kofta mix so, what with the challenges, etc, should keep me in good flavour for a while to come. They have a little web site too. https://spicequeenuk.co.uk/
Then I went to the market only to find that the yarn stall seems to have disappeared. Now that's a shame! I looked at the fabrics but there was nothing I fancy and, to be honest, I forgot to look out my paper patterns before I left anyway. I did find a packet of larger needles for sewing up Aran and chunky garments which was a very good thing as now the first Aldi yarn jumper (the one that was supposed to be knitted in chunky) has been sewed up and is ready to wear.
I got home earlier than I expected so the cleaner was still there and she told me she's leaving that company as she has a job caring for some elderly people. My loss is their gain, I guess. She had very kindly bought me a book (second hand but that's OK) called Gifts from the Kitchen; it's very interesting and I'm sure I will make some of the things. I was able to slip a little something inside a card for her as a thank you so I am extremely glad I came home a little earlier.
I will still have a cleaner as it's a company, not an individual, but it's sad.
The rest of the day was spent in knitting, housework, usual and everyday stuff.
Today I'm off to Sainsbury's first thing while the first load of washing does. Then it's another inside day, although I will go out into the back garden and do some more leaf sweeping up, seeing as the back has now eased off. I want to sort out some books too - half an hour should see me making great inroads. Later on there will be some ironing and I still have loads more of the Poirot programmes to watch.
So, a very everyday sort of day for me. I hope yours is good and, maybe, a bit more exciting.
I've had enough excitement for this week and will be very happy to have a nothing day!!!ReplyDelete
I've just read your blog - small wonder you are worn out. Enjoy your nothing day!Delete
The curry mixes sound interesting. Please please please can you review them once you've given them a go?ReplyDelete
They do, don't they. Yes, I will post reviews - good idea. Just bear in mind that I'm no expert, I don't have a 'fine palate', I just know what I like!Delete
May I put in a little plug for two friends of mine - the Spice Sisters at https://www.curryoncooking.com/ who also do a range of very good, very authentic curry spice mixes. Their Bombay Potato mix is divine!Delete
Joy, every time I hit the button to leave a comment, that nasty site pops up (no pun intended!) and I have to quickly say no I don't want it! Then the comment box appears.ReplyDelete
Sorry your cleaner is leaving the company, will you be able to get a new cleaner from the same company, do you suppose, or will you have to start searching from scratch. But how lovely to have a spice stall to visit. I made a lovely veggie curry in the week, it really was lovely and used Bart's mild curry powder, dried cumin and dried coriander with other things such as tomato puree, veggie stock and a dollop of chutney. Best I've made yet, it was lovely and a wide variety of veggies in it.
We will be checking out (no pun intended) Sainsbury's soon. We used to shop there until Waitrose appeared in Torquay and we've been shopping for food there for the past 6 years and for things that don't go down our throats in Lidl. But Waitrose is closing, sadly, and Lidl has taken over the store, so we're going to survey all the various supermarkets and see which one suits us. Top of the list will be how quiet (or not!) they are!
Have a good weekend,
I know - it's such a pain and all I can do is apologise. I know it puts people off commenting.Delete
I like Sainsbury's. Their clothes are really quite acceptable for the price and teir food is fine too. I go now and again (I went earlier this morning) and always come back with something not on my list - which is why I don't go very often! I hope you like it.
We are pretty good at sticking to a list, Joy. We are the shoppers that supermarkets don't like; we always shop with a list. If I don't have a list I feel I've gone without my bag or glasses as a list is really important to me. We go around as if blinkered, just looking for the next item on the list and if we buy something off-list, then it's something we actually meant to put on the list but forgot, I think that is acceptable. But we do have the occasional treat, but then, it's usually on the list, too, ha ha!ReplyDelete