Sunny bright, mild and with none of the arctic winds we’ve had the last few days – perfect weather for a walk – and as I haven’t published many non-food photos lately, here are a few from my relaxing, peaceful and utterly enjoyable walk into town today…
Including a couple of my favourite canine buddy – she doesn’t like having her photo taken – sadly she’s partly obscured by the cast iron gate that always separates us – but you can still see the love in her eyes!!! ;-)
Got a New cook book from Amazon today. You may have noticed lately I’ve become a little obsessed with my slow cooker (badly timed I know as most people use them more in cold weather!) – I got a slow cooking curry and spice dishes book. I’ve glanced through it and seen literally tens of recipes I really want to try – unfortunately, due to a chronic over-shopping & over-cooking problem that I have my freezer(s) are bulging at the seams and I’m going to have to perform a clear out week before I can try anything new. Don’t worry though, I will be trying to jazz things up a bit with more interesting accompaniments, and some of what needs eating is more in the ingredient line than the leftovers line so I hope my meals won’t instantly become mind-numbingly boring (for you to read about OR me to eat!)
We spent this afternoon watching Paranormal Activity. I had very low expectations of the movie after reading a few very critical reviews on WLR, but I was pleasantly surprised – it certainly wasn’t terrifying, had essentially no special effects, but was quite atmospheric and interesting enough to hold our attention to the end!
Breakfast: All bran with peaches and seven grain toast with 3 fruit marmalade. I’m loving the marmalade, I really feel I can taste the fact that it isn’t packed with horrible HFCS or artificial colours, flavourings & preservatives
Lunch: A huge monster of a stir fry of vegetables with some lean beef escalope and a little sauce made by mixing reduced sodium soy, sriracha and rice vinegar – very tasty and I finished every morsel!!!
Dinner: Courgette & watercress soup (last portion :-( - I’ll be making it again though!) with LC, roasted red pepper, halloumi and Nimble. Followed by a slice of seven grain bread with jam!
Snacks: A pumpkin-raisin bran muffin (I made a dozen for M and one of them stuck to the supposedly un-stickable silicon muffin pan so badly that only half the muffin came out – I felt obliged to eat that one!!!); Oat So Simple porridge (I’m using up some boxes in the cupboard so expect to see that reappear till they’re all gone!)
Weight today: 10 st 1.5lbs.