This is my birthday month folks, so I intend to enjoy it immensely. I've had a weird couple of years, which all seemed to start with getting a summons for jury duty. I can't believe I've just received another one in the mail! Apparently when I'm 70 I can apply not to be summoned again (or is that summonsed?), so I have a few years to go. I have done jury duty before, and it was really interesting. Something everyone should do at least once, but since my hearing has deteriorated badly of late, I am going to ask to be excused. We'll see how that goes.
Some of you may have seen my Insta photos of the carpet python which has been living in the tree outside my study window. I think she has finally moved on, as I've not seen her for a few days. I just hope the local foxes, dogs or cars haven't got her. People often ring the Snake catchers to move them on, but I always say 'Just leave 'em alone. They'll head off when they're ready'. As indeed she has.
|look at those beautiful patterns!|
But anyways, let's get to it! Can't wait to see your posts too, my friends.
In My Kitchen:
|delicious chocolate bombs|
|I bought some garlic products|
|and a couple of things from Dreamfarm design company|
|and I bought a few things from Mount Zero Olives|
|oh yes another cookbook - for Cookbook Club|
|sorry about the photo!|
Our house guest bought me these as a gift. So hard to get a good pic as the bag is opaque and fuzzy. Should be good in drinks!
|more Japanese goodies|
I was making a braised fish dish for dinner, and realised I didn't have saké or mirin for the broth, so we rushed off and bought - well, all of these! For some odd reason, the rice crackers are called 'Soft Salad' - no idea why, but I do love them.
Mr P. bought himself a painting by local artist Nikki Wood, who paints the local landscape and her very own garden. We went to the opening night of her exhibition, and Mr P. could not resist this one, as it reminds him of his dad the glider pilot who loved these vast, empty landscapes. Alan was a champion glider pilot and golfer! We miss him still.
|c. Sherry M.|
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