mochi mochi

My Ocado ShopChock-full of ice cream mochiJust the essentials. No, but it’s terrible that a) there are only six in the box and that b) there are no coffee, tiramisu, or mocha options. I don’t like ice cream in cones, or bowls, or large portions. However when you wrap it in a mochi skin and……

in the pot, nine days old

I live too far south for pease pudding. Growing up I didn’t realise that could be a thing. But here I am south of darlington and If i’m lucky there might be the tinned stuff in the big supermarket. Word of the day : Abomination No, but really. In a tin.

This mini is too small

Wednesday is in for her MOT, so I have a loaner from the garage. I HATE IT Objectively there’s nothing wrong. It’s a 70 plate mini cooper s, 3 door automatic. It zooms pretty well. But it’s so small compared to my Clubman. It’s narrower, not as long and , my head is closer to……

Hi ho hi ho

I have achieved GOLD. Or at least Gold status with the Starbucks rewards app. During lockdown. In the before times I hadn’t achieved this for a couple years, despite working in the city centre, surrounded my stores and having a caffeine habit. I got my coffee fix, but it was usually at a cosy independent,……

They do this for fun you know

@Peskyzombies runs Ultramarathons. He started with a boring 2012 London Marathon and apparently thought :‘Meh. This isn’t far enough. Also, it’s flat, I’m not caked in mud, and I can sleep if I want to.’
After which he took up Ultramarathons.

Reading Challenge 2019

My reading challenge in the past has been to put the damn book down and get on with what I’m supposed to be doing. Cataloguing my books never ends well. Unless the definition of success is to surround myself with a heap of books and start reading them. ** Note to self: order that custom……

Friday’s child is full of woe

3 small notebooks

“Of course if you don’t make your own Seratonin, store bought is fine” It’s been a bit of a year, 2018. I picked up a couple new hobbies ( bookbinding, reverse KonMari ), gave myself a severe undercut ( shaved the right side of my head ) and thoroughly delved into the joys of perimenopause.……

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There be castles…

Brodie castle

Brodie castle It is not a surprise that I like castles. Turrets, dungeons, little windows for boiling oil, portcullises ( or is it portculli ?) what’s not to like? It turns out that the answer is spiral staircases. That whole wedge shaped step, getting narrower and narrower as one gets higher, is less than practical.……

farm shopping.

Drove in long spiral Following ‘Nearly there’ signs. to be underwhelmed There are several farm shops close to me, specialising in fruit & veg, or meat, or both. Today I tracked a little further afield, and went to rothwell, where I keep passing signs for a specific farm shop. so I followed them. For 3……