Thursday 6.10.16

Glass flowers by Amber Cowan


72 responses to “Thursday 6.10.16”

  1. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    All the best, Clocks, hope they get to the bottom of it this time. And glad you found a doc you get on with, I’ve found that v important. xx

  2. interiorbc says :

    I have four days off for Thanksgiving, which in Canada is always early October.

    “Thanksgiving isn’t just an American holiday. Canada celebrates Turkey Day, too — and it was the first country to do so. Canadian Thanksgiving, which falls on the second Monday in October, was first celebrated by the arctic explorer Martin Frobisher in 1578 — more than 40 years before the Pilgrims arrived.”

    Right after the harvest, and before Remembrance Day, many people have turkey, some roast pork, some roast beef or venison.
    Since no one has gotten a deer yet, we shall be having either roast beef and Yorkshire’s or the mr will make his special grouse recipe.

    We will have autumn roast veggies, mashed pots, and of course, pumpkin pie, my version of which is ‘rum-kin’ pie, LOL.

    So, wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving from Canuckia 🙂


  3. Paul says :

    Canada celebrates Turkey Day, too

    So Inty do Canadians also expect a good stuffing when celebrating Turkey Day.?

    ps enjoy your break. 🙂

  4. Paul says :

    I hear Turkey Day can be quite lethal so be careful Inty.

  5. Sleepychow says :


    I check in and the first thing I see is a big ole peachy bum.

    At least I know I’m in the right place.

  6. Sleepychow says :

    Pooter probs here too.
    Tried to restore to an earlier date but the option wasn’t there as far as I could see.
    Did some kind of restore anyhoo and it’s creaky but w**ks occasionally.

    Could be worse.

  7. Sleepychow says :

    Only took ten mins for ^that^ to post.

  8. interiorbc says :

    Laughing Paul, laughing…”enjoy a good stuffing”, lol, yes many of us do.
    I couldn’t play that here Paul, so had to look it up on you tube, very funny!

    Yup, sleeps, right place 🙂

  9. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Yay I actually made a decision and a booking for going to my cousin’s “do”. My nurse specialist said I won’t have the next op for a while and I’ve been not making decisions based on I didn’t know when that would be but, knowing now it won’t be for a while, I’ve gone and made some plans. It has been a very odd year, learning as I went, knowing nothing until it happened no matter how much I read. All I have to do now is make it back down here from Yorkshire, got a night en-route booked, a night there booked, just not yet worked out the getting home bit.

    Inty, have a fab long weekend, and what exactly is in a “rum-kin pie”? x 🙂 x

  10. interiorbc says :

    Good for you polly, I am sure it will be fun in beautiful Yorkshire.

    Pumpkin pie is traditional at Thanksgiving polly, I can send you the recipe if you like for my ‘rum-kin’ version.
    Basically a couple of tablespoons of rum instead of vanilla, just a slightly different taste, plus I use a number of autumnal spices : cloves, nutmeg, allspice as well as cinnamon.
    Can put rum in the whipping cream as well for extra oomph 🙂

  11. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Inty, it’s me, not Polly. You see, here, pumpkin pie is not a “thing”, even though we do pumpkins for hallowe’en (I personally could never “do” hallowe’en because I was always told as a child that it was the saddest night of the year, when the souls who could not find rest wandered …. So, my kids, nope, no trick or treating, sit indoors and eat toffee apples). But, back to the pumpkins, I only ever put them in soup, so did everyone else I know.

  12. interiorbc says :

    sorry 51, I did know it was you, especially with the Yorkshire bit, apologies for the brain fart.

  13. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    We all have them, lovely, mine has been mostly custard this year! xx

  14. interiorbc says :

    I grew up with the more Gaelic version of Hallowe’en which was that the faeries could more easily cross over on All Saints Eve and could be placated with food and drink as they visited their families on that night, and then of course the next day is All Saints Day, when it was said they went back to rest.

    A mish mash of Gaelic / Celtic and some more modern religious beliefs I suppose.
    It’s always been one of our favourite times of year, and we did it up very big.
    Still do, I’ll tell you more as we get closer.

    A good pumpkin / rum-kin pie may be an acquired taste, as treacle tart would be for us perhaps.

    Have a good weekend xox

  15. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    See, I like your faeries more than my lost souls. I blame the parents, well I think it was more the church, well it was someone! x 😉 x

  16. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    One v small thing driving me nuts now. Way back in the chemo days (last winter/spring/early summer) some of it I couldn’t be here because my fingers hurt too much, I thought the nails were popping off. They didn’t but it’s not unheard of. But they grew ridged and now the ridges are growing out and the nails all splitting as they do. They ridged horizontally, across the nail but as each ridge reaches the end of the finger, they can’t hold on any more and break off. Just another fascinating bit. I have found this whole thing fascinating, what they can do, what you can take, they always stop just short of you giving up the will. They are sodding fantastic.

    I reckon 2 more millimetres and it will be all grown out.

  17. Paul says :

    Laughing Paul, laughing…”enjoy a good stuffing”, lol, yes many of us do

    I don’t know what’s happening to this place but it’s going right orf what with Sleepy’s potty mouth and Inty’s filthy mind.

    Here’s Granny Mae from the deep south of the good ole US of A giving her recipe for a good thanksgiving stuffing.

  18. Paul says :

    I reckon Granny Mae’s teeth got mashed up somewhere in that stuffing/dressing.

  19. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    Cyan, if you drop in, I replied to you just now on yesterday’s. I don’t want just chapters, I want verse too 😉 ! Fab if off the wall thing to do. And I never knew anyone who actually got one of those flights (closest thing I ever did, Mum bought the Sun a few times, swears she never read it and we had a couple of cheap hols on them, West Wales and Somerset, though), so well done on all of it! xx

  20. Paul says :

    Typical menu for a Thanksgiving dish here in Blighty.

    Needless to say both cooks featured are no longer with us.

  21. fiftyoneandabitmorenow says :

    V v funny, well edited, Paul. No longer with us? Can’t think why.

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