A Bacon Sandwich

I had a real treat today.

We caught the bus into Douglas this morning as we had a few errands to run. Well, when the bus eventually arrived 20 minutes late, that is.  There was a bus inspector on board who greeted us as we boarded and apologised for the delay. Amazing.

The delay meant that we had to shuffle our schedule a little when we arrived but as we are only old fogeys with nothing important to do that was not a problem.

First, we met with our Advocate in order to sign our part of the house sale contract, ready for exchange next week.  If all goes well we may be able to complete on the sale at the end of next week.

Next was the letting agents to deliver proof of identity documents and complete a bank reference request, to prove we had some funds to pay the rent (even though we are paying the full 12 months rent in advance!).  We have to meet the landlord tomorrow so that he can make sure he approves of us as tenants.

By then it was time for P to go for his second vaccination appointment so I waited in the nearby shop as it was a little cool and windy outside. He was only 5 minutes, which was pretty impressive.

Next was my treat. A smokey bacon bap and a flat white in the coffee shop. Heavenly. I only eat bacon once or twice a year so this was a real treat for me.

A brief detour via Boots for some "Lady stuff" then another shop for some more packing tape (we are going through that by the bucket load at the moment) then it was time to catch the bus home.

Boy. That was an exciting post wasn't it?



 

27 comments:

  1. Yes it was JayCee. Life on the wildside. I am intrigued to learn what "lady stuff" is. My wife just suggested it was probably face powder, cotton wool, anti-ageing cream and those mysterious things with wings. Lord knows what they are for.

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    1. Those mysterious things with wings are called sparrows, YP. I don't think you can buy them in Boots though.

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  2. There are few things more exciting than smoky bacon in a soft white bap... We might even be prepared to kill for one of those right now.

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    1. A fight to the death over a bacon bap.

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  3. "Lady stuff" is Hoover bags, the Lady Magazine and a Lady Shave. 😊

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    1. I didn't think that Boots sold knitting patterns.

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    2. They sell nearly everything else though.

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  4. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day before the madness of moving begins! x

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  5. Lady Stuff: Secrets to Being a Woman by Loryn Brantz. Home manicure tips, awkward seduction techniques, scoping out the snack table, and — most important — prioritizing naps: Lady Stuff reveals these womanly secrets and more in sections like "Grooming and Habitat Maintenance," "Mating Habits," and others.

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    1. I wonder if they have this in our local library? Sounds like a good read.

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    2. I might read it myselfs. Prioritising naps sounds invalu---zzzzz

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  6. Only eating bacon once or twice a year is positively saintly! I don't drink, I don't smoke , but to give up bacon sarnies... just couldn't!!!!

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    1. Willpower and strong resolve. Plus accurate bathroom scales help.

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  7. A lovely productive morning. Glad things seem to be moving forward for you and Mr. P.

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  8. Snap - I made myself a smoked streaky bacon sandwich for my tea. Sheer indulgence.

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    1. There is nothing else like it for comfort food.

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  9. Years ago, in Brighton, I used to buy vacuum packs of smoked bacon offcuts (Sainsbury's?). The bacon came in all shapes and sizes, and made the most outrageous bacon sandwiches you can possibly imagine; 4000 Calories a go!

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  10. I had to google "smokey bacon bap and a flat white" so I could picture what you were talking about exactly. Sandwich sounds yummy - do you have brown sauce or ketchup or cheese on it? Or just bacon on a bun? And is brown sauce like beef gravy?
    I don't drink coffee -is a flat white strong coffee with milk?
    You got lots of errands done. When will you move to the rental?
    Hope the move goes smoothly.

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    1. Hi Ellen. Yes a flat white is a strong espresso with foamed milk. A little bit like a latte but with less milk and a higher proportion of coffee. I don't have any sauce with my bacon, I prefer it without.
      We are signing the lease for the rental tomorrow and should be moving next week. Busy, busy!

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  11. Yay! You are actually moving out and renting? Good idea. The packing up for a house move is awful; I'm not sure I could cope with it if I was moving/ The thought of it alone fills me with dread.

    I've tried to stop eating bacon and ham but sometimes it's too much to resist; your bap sounded delicious!
    xxx

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    1. Bacon baps are just too tempting to resist!

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  12. I have two cafés that I often used to frequent for breakfast after my morning walk. Rarely could I forego the bacon roll.

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    1. I think it is compulsory after a walk.

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