May Bank Holiday Weekend

I seem to be losing track of the year and the public holidays so far.  This one crept up on me suddenly. 

Friday evening we invited our friends over for a takeaway supper. One couple volunteered to pick up our orders on their way over and we were all ready and waiting, beers and bubbles in hand, when the food arrived.  We provided a cheese platter and a fruit salad in case they were still hungry afterwards.  It was a lovely evening with lots of interesting conversation and good humour.

Today (Sunday) I met three of the girls for a walk. It was dry  bright and sunny but with  a cool breeze. Just right for walking.  We walked up the steep lane to Slieau Whallian  then followed the old railway trail back to St John's.

It was only an hour and a half walk but I have been suffering recently with my hay fever so my lungs were a bit congested and couldn't manage any more steep climbs. I managed coffee and cake afterwards at Green's though.

P is taking part in a fell race this afternoon so I have showered and am enjoying a few peaceful hours of solitude .  He had already left before I returned home so I had a brief wander around the garden, checking on the progress of the bluebells and pansies. (Excuse the rubbish photos. I am tired).





I am making a pork and apple casserole this evening which should be quick and easy to prepare. Another "bung it in a pot" meal.

Wake me up when it's time to go to bed.

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  1. Might have been better to have the coffee and cake before the walk, and get supercharged.

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    1. Before AND after. Now there's an idea.

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  2. Glad you had a nice time. I love the photos. We are just barely turning green here so any colour, aside from green, brown or white snow, is most welcome.

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    1. Everything seems to be late this year. I think our long cold spell has put our flowers to sleep!

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  3. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I may have to buy some pansies - those are so pretty!

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    1. I love pansies. They are so cheerful.

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  4. Love the pansy pot. I have violas in the two tubs outside my front door - I have never known them do as well as they have this year.

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    1. Strange, as the weather has been awful hasn't it? You would think they would have suffered.

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  5. Your bluebells are lovely. A meal with friends is the thing that stood out of your weekend for us. We are now officially into our 7th month of lockdown (although people have largely given upon observing the rules) and the thing that most folk I have asked want to do when free is eat out with friends.

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    1. We are all sociable animals aren't we?

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  6. The photos are beautiful. Dreary where I am today so the luscious colors lifted my spirits!

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  7. Great photos. Think it's batten down the hatches again tonight.

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    1. Yep. Gales and heavy rain for tomorrow. Hey ho.

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  8. I rather like 'bung in the pot' meals - I bet the french have a fancier phrase for it - lovely on a wintery day too.

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    1. Everything sounds fancier in French, n'est-ce pas?

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  9. Still not able to socialize here apart from bubble buddies (I have one). That will be my first thing once we come out of lockdown.

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    1. There will be huge parties everywhere then!

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  10. I was going to yell at the top of my voice, "JAYCEE WAKE UP LASS! IT'S TIME TO GO TO BED! I HAVE MADE YOU A MUG OF HORLICKS!" and then I remembered the nature of your disability.

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    1. Damn. I had just nodded off. Ah well. Thanks for the Horlicks YP.

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  11. I can think of nothing worse than a 'FELL RACE'. I wouldn't even make the first twenty yards. I hope he won (or finished).

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    1. He says it was tough. 10K and all very steep. He was very pleased to have finished and with a good time.

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    2. Is a fell race where you have to fall down every so often as in: "Oh look! Lord Peregrine just fell again!"

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    3. Oh, there would be an activity I would excel at!

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  12. Isn’t it amazing how we can still manage the coffee and cake after any exertion 🤣😂🤣 !!!!!! Well done P and well done you .... I hope the hay fever wasn’t too bad after your walk ? XXXX

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    1. Not too bad. The coffee and cake must have helped 😁

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  13. Coffee and cake is the only way to finish a walk, JayCee! It's the law...
    xxx

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    1. Phew.. well that was lucky for me then!

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  14. Bung in the pot meals are about the only kind I feel like making these days. Assume you may be as tired of making meals as I am.

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    1. Sometimes I just can't think what to cook, but at least I should be grateful that we do have food in the house. We won't starve...just die of boredom!

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  15. If I can make a gravy with it, Tim is thrilled to death. I serve it over mashed potatoes. He's never been unhappy with that. Tonight, swiss steak. Mashed potatoes. Green salad.

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    1. That sounds good to me. P would turn his nose up to any form of salad though!

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