Wednesday, 22 June 2016

That Was Wednesday

A bit of a nothing day today here at Number 38. I dropped Thomas off at school then went into Middleton and picked up a couple of things I'd forgotten for the caravan. Nothing very exciting, a drainer, some polish (to make the awning slide through it's ridge easier a top tip from veteran caravanners), a hairbrush and of course the extremely dangerous nail clippers.
I had a stroll around the garden, which took all of 2 minutes. Two flowers have blossomed overnight, a pale pink one.
And a yellow one. I can't recall the names without looking them up.
But I do know this is an iris which is about to open any day now.
It was another easy tea tonight. A portion of chili from the freezer and a baked potato, microwaved for 10 minutes then finished off in the oven alongside Thomas' staple diet of oven chips.

Mark and Amy took themselves to Lytham today. I'm sure if it wasn't her prom on Friday Amy wouldn't come home at all. She loved the caravan when she was little and it would seem that love hasn't diminished over the years.

And that was Wednesday. 

xxx

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  1. It's great they're having such a good time at the caravan. I hope they're enjoying some good weather.
    Whatever your flowers are called they look lovely. I have no idea on the names either.
    I can't help but giggle at the oven chip diet. For Lily it's potato shapes (she won't entertain a chip) but thankfully she will have some veg even though it's restricted to carrots and broccoli. X

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    1. The weather has been lovely for them and they've been out every day. I'm sure I kept everybody in a job on the production line at Birds Eye Potato Waffles a few years ago, Thomas ate so many of them. Then he graduated to oven chip. First of all they could only be 'thin ones' then he was happy with 'normal ones', now we've progressed to crinkle cut. He's so adventurous! xx

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  2. At first glance I'd say they look a lot like a native geranium - my purple one looks very like the yellow - the stripes on the leaves. I'm not great on flower identification! Best get a wriggle on, need to get up, put washer on, put hair dye on n put chicken with stuffing on buns for HG's lunch!

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    1. I've got the cards with their names on stuck in the tubs but I couldn't be bothered to bend down and look. How lazy is that! Good grief, that's a days work before you've even started. Could just go a chicken with stuffing butty. xx

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  3. such pretty and jolly looking flowers.

    A quiet and unexciting day sounds so wonderful. I had another dash to the drs as Violet was no better. She's on antibiotics now, I'll email you later.

    A diet of oven chips sounds excellent to me. I loved oven chips as a kid and I still do. Violet is not a chip girl - I recoil in horror over that.

    Love that Amy is enjoying the caravan so much, makes it money well spent. Glad you got the nail clippers!

    xx

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    1. I don't mind oven chips but can find them a bit dry and have to wash them down with a drink. But you can't beat a good portion of chippy chips, although they're not always brilliant these days and I suspect oven chips of some sort are used in a lot of places.

      Quite miffed that the nail clippers were sold to me with no questions asked. I'm sure I only look as old as Amy. xx

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  4. Your plants are growing well. I think the pink flowers might be cosmos; I've planted seeds here but they've a lot of growing to do before they reach the stage yours are at. There's evidence of a fair bit of slug and snail dining out in our garden, too. Detest the little (and not so little) blighters. Good to hear the new caravan (does she have a name?) has been getting the thumbs up.

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    1. Touch wood, apart from the uninvited guest who dined out on the clematis we seem to be pretty free of slugs and snails this year. Maybe the rat eats them at night!

      The caravan is called Glug Glug 2. Amy named the first one Glug Glug after the noise the water made when her and Mark were filling things up. As soon as we said we'd bought a caravan she staked claim to naming it Glug Glug 2. xx

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  5. Your flowers look lovely!

    The fact that you only needed a few items for the caravan shows how well you thought of everything, earlier. Well done!

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    1. Thank you. I love the yellow ones. I'll let a few more open and then cut a few for a little posy for the house.

      I was quite pleased with how much I remembered for the van. Mind you I had lists coming out of my ears! xx

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