This morning we had just finished a late breakfast and were still in our dressing gowns at 9 a.m. when the doorbell rang. There were two gentlemen who had arrived to carry out a survey on our house on behalf of our purchasers' bank. It seems the bank had made a bit of a mistake as they have already sent another surveyor who carried out a full survey last week and has submitted his report. P explained this to our two early visitors but they became quite stroppy and eventually left in a state of high dudgeon. Not the best start to the morning.
We had a couple of errands to run today, the main one being to collect some books from the library as they will be closing this afternoon until early January. As it was a fine, dry day we drove down and parked on the promenade and walked alongside the beach to the House of Mannanan museum, dropping off a couple of bags of donations to the charity shop on the way.
The museum coffee shop are offering special Christmas baps this week. Large wholemeal soft baps filled with "proper" thick cut ham, turkey, stuffing and cranberry jelly for only £4. Very tasty they were too.
After that huge lunch we walked around the quay to the castle and then back around the marina to the library.
The news here at lunchtime is that new restrictions are being introduced from midnight to further limit non-resident travel to the island, in light of the recent discovery of the mutant strain of the virus in the UK and beyond.
It just goes on and on.
“Stroppy” and “dudgeon.” I do love those words.ReplyDelete
And just when I was just about to visit your island!
Ah, sorry Bob. You'll have to wait a while.Delete
In spite of the temptation, I shall say nothing about "soft baps". It's known as self-control.ReplyDelete
No smut allowed here Mr P. Thank heavens for self control.Delete
If you want smut, Northsider will be round later with a sack of the stuff...Delete
That's the downside of having a coal fire.Delete
Four Pounds for a muffin, batch, flour cake, bap? Muffin where I come from. They call them flour cakes in Sheffield. I once went in a chippy and asked the lady for a chip muffin? She said "Sorry love.ReplyDelete
We only sell flour cakes" So I asked for a chip flour cake and she gave me a chip Muffin.
I hope you shared one bap between you both JayCee? I bet you have a fruit bowl on top of the sideboard full of fruit when nobody is ill?
The four pounds was well worth it. The filling was delicious. And no, we didn't share!Delete
(My fruit is in a basket in the kitchen - even when nobody is ill!)
My good lady wife and myself often share a egg and cress sandwich for a Euro from Lidl. How the other half live.ReplyDelete
When I lived in a shoebox in the middle of the road, I'd have given anything for a bit of cress from your sandwichDelete
Shoebox? God, you were lucky JayCee. I grew up under some old chip papers and breakfast meant lapping like a dog from the nearest puddle. Aye, those were the days.Delete
I had to google "bap" as I did not know what it was. So I am assuming that it is not a South Korean boy band nor a cooked rice dish so I am going with a soft bread roll! I thought it was some kind of sandwich because of your description of the filling. Sounds yummy!ReplyDelete
Soft bread roll it is Ellen! These darned English regional words 😊Delete
Thanks - I was just about to google it myself!Delete
In my southern part of NZ we used 'bap' to describe a bread roll made with oat flour.Delete
Sounds like the same thing, Tigger.Delete
New restrictions to limit non-resident travel to the island? Would that be mines and anti-jet-ski nets betwee Whithorn and Ramsey?ReplyDelete
Yep, land mines on every beach and gun towers in strategic locations. We shall also be using small boys to launch bonnag at any incomers.Delete
So, now you have to explain "bonnag" to us non-islanders.ReplyDelete
Ha, sorry Chris. Bonnag is a traditional Manx sweet bread, usually made with sultanas. If I tried to make it you could probably use it as cannonballs.Delete
I think the whole world is ready to see this virus end.ReplyDelete
Amen to that Debby.Delete
In Brighton the planners thought fit to put the huge marina 'out of town'. What an opportunity they missed, it would have been wonderful to have had a Monaco type environment right on our doorsteps.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is rather tucked out of the way isn't it.Delete
Boats are a traditional Xmas decoration here in Piraeus (possibly all Greece) symbol of luck I think (as are blue eyes, horse-shoes, pomegranates.....dozens of things ...I digress) I set out to say your boat photo was seasonally well timed. Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you too xDelete
They accidentally sent a second team of people to come into your house? At a time like this? Sounds like you're the ones who had a right to be annoyed.ReplyDelete
That museum... I've a feeling I've walked past it at least once on my two trips to the IOM.
If you had been in Peel, the House of Mannanan is the Viking & Celtic heritage museum on the quayside. Right opposite the Creek Inn, which is handy!Delete
I like the sound of those baps!ReplyDelete