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4 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Today I had a coffee and scone date with my GF, got my hair cut and bought a sports jacket and a pair of jeans.  Today is a good day!

 

Sounds like a great day, a move towards normality. I had a haircut too this morning, my wife cuts mine. She makes a good job of it with no risks.

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3 hours ago, NYCat said:

I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I haven't eaten them in decades but when we were discussing french toast I remembered that Annie Oakley's in Lakeside, California would put a layer of peanut butter between two slices. So I bought peanut butter and still haven't done the french toast but I had forgotten how good a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be. Easy to make, too.

 

Paulette

I treat myself to one every so often. Love them. My husband always put peanut butter on his French toast. Then maple syrup. My youngest daughter’s after (elementary) school snack was peanut butter mixed with syrup, then put on a slice of bread. Until she got chubby cheeks, then she cut that out.

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1 hour ago, sb photos said:

 

Sounds like a great day, a move towards normality. I had a haircut too this morning, my wife cuts mine. She makes a good job of it with no risks.

I cut our son’s hair until he was 17, my own and my two daughter‘s. My husband cut his own using a hand mirror in front of a wall mirror to see the back most of his life. He did a very good job.
We saved a ton of money through the years. Other than a very rare occurrence, I still cut my own. I have naturally curly hair and nobody quite understands how to cut it for the best results more than I.  I also groomed (cut) poodles for a few years. :)
Good for your wife.

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Posted (edited)

I’m pretty sure I’m fostering two Monarch butterfly eggs now. I found another one this morning. I took a magnifying glass to show the roundness of them.  They are in a container in my house at the moment.

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7 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

I’m pretty sure I’m fostering two Monarch butterfly eggs now. I found another one this morning. I took a magnifying glass to show the roundness of them.  They are in a container in my house at the moment.

 

That's exciting. The wonders of nature.

 

Paulette

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1 hour ago, sb photos said:

 

Sounds like a great day, a move towards normality. I had a haircut too this morning, my wife cuts mine. She makes a good job of it with no risks.

There's nothing normal in Ireland at the moment - just look for #golfgate on Twitter and all will become apparent! 

 

My GF did an OK job cutting my hair when the barbers were closed, but there's nothing like getting it done professionally.

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I have a new tooth at last! I have been getting a dental implant and had my old tooth removed probably a year ago. I had just reached the point where they put in the new tooth when the lockdown began. The implants take a long time and are weird with a screw being put into your jaw as the "root" but I had one done years ago and it's like having a real tooth but with no nerve to get into trouble. I went to the dentist on the subway and it is still not too crowded in the middle of the day. We are pretty much 100% masked these days at least inside. It can be fun to see what the fashionable young women do. I saw a woman today wearing a beautiful patterned summer dress and she was wearing a mask that picked up a color from the dress. Very stylish.

 

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14 minutes ago, NYCat said:

I have a new tooth at last! I have been getting a dental implant and had my old tooth removed probably a year ago. I had just reached the point where they put in the new tooth when the lockdown began. The implants take a long time and are weird with a screw being put into your jaw as the "root" but I had one done years ago and it's like having a real tooth but with no nerve to get into trouble. I went to the dentist on the subway and it is still not too crowded in the middle of the day. We are pretty much 100% masked these days at least inside. It can be fun to see what the fashionable young women do. I saw a woman today wearing a beautiful patterned summer dress and she was wearing a mask that picked up a color from the dress. Very stylish.

 

Paulette

I have 5 or so masks of my artwork from fine art America on them. I enjoy wearing them. Well...as much as I can...I’d rather not, but I’m doing my part. It’s a mandate here, but I wore them before, too.

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Cycled with my wife to the coast in sunshine and shared a cup of tea (OK my middle name is parsimony - but you don't need those vast card cup fulls). While sitting there we hatched a plan.

 

For many years cycling groups have been trying to persuade the Tyne and Wear Metro system to allow the carriage of bikes during off peak periods. This was recently agreed, (although bikes are still verboten on the underground stretch beneath Newcastle) so we thought we'd give it a go. I cycled to the end of the line and she rode to the nearest station and caught a train. We arrived almost simultaneously.  Photo to follow, if it passes QC.....

 

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Should make it clear that she was wearing a mask while travelling on the train!

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2 hours ago, NYCat said:

I have a new tooth at last! I have been getting a dental implant and had my old tooth removed probably a year ago. I had just reached the point where they put in the new tooth when the lockdown began. The implants take a long time and are weird with a screw being put into your jaw as the "root" but I had one done years ago and it's like having a real tooth but with no nerve to get into trouble. 

 

Paulette

 

I had two implants done with three teeth on them. Luckily the year long process ended in February otherwise I would have had a long wait. It was nice to be able to bite again!! 

 

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2 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

I have 5 or so masks of my artwork from fine art America on them. I enjoy wearing them. Well...as much as I can...I’d rather not, but I’m doing my part. It’s a mandate here, but I wore them before, too.

 

I made lots of face masks during lockdown, donating loads to charity but have kept some for me and family. My favourites are made from silk sari fabric so they are really light to wear. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Bryan said:

Cycled with my wife to the coast in sunshine and shared a cup of tea (OK my middle name is parsimony - but you don't need those vast card cup fulls). While sitting there we hatched a plan.

 

For many years cycling groups have been trying to persuade the Tyne and Wear Metro system to allow the carriage of bikes during off peak periods. This was recently agreed, (although bikes are still verboten on the underground stretch beneath Newcastle) so we thought we'd give it a go. I cycled to the end of the line and she rode to the nearest station and caught a train. We arrived almost simultanesously.  Photo to follow, if it passes QC.....

 

Off to North Yorkshire coast with our bikes in a couple of weeks time. Hoping for good weather......

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Sounds like fun.

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An image useful for many things!

 

Paulette

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Posted (edited)

As I was taking this shot a voice behind said "Be sure to label that photo as Whitley Bay when you publish it"  -  It isn't Whitley Bay

People enjoying summer sunshine on the beach north of Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, England, UK - Stock Image

but compared to the beaches in the deep south (of the UK), Whitley Bay itself wasn't crowded

Families enjoy warm summer sunshine on the beach at Whitley Bay, in north east England, UK - Stock Image

If you look at the full size version of this photo you will see a youngster almost disappeared into a hole that he has dug, you can just make out his hat protruding from the sand in the bottom left of the shot. I didn't notice it at the time.

 
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Cropped and ate the first of our sweetcorn (maize) yesterday, unhealthily coated in butter, but delicious. 🙂

 

But forgot to take a photo 😟

 

Didn't maize save the lives of the first British settlers in the US, when the native americans introduced it to them?  I'm surprised that it grows well in these chilly parts, and even further north in Scotland.

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15 hours ago, Bryan said:

Cropped and ate the first of our sweetcorn (maize) yesterday, unhealthily coated in butter, but delicious. 🙂

 

But forgot to take a photo 😟

 

Didn't maize save the lives of the first British settlers in the US, when the native americans introduced it to them?  I'm surprised that it grows well in these chilly parts, and even further north in Scotland.

You made me salivate. I love what we call corn on the cob. If you do photograph the next batch, use that as a keyword phrase.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

You made me salivate. I love what we call corn on the cob. If you do photograph the next batch, use that as a keyword phrase.

 

Important ingredient of any campsite meal!

Maybe next year.

 

wim

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My good thing is it’s supposed to cool off tomorrow. Today it reached 98F which is about 36.6C. Blistering, and also humid which puts the heat index well above 100.

I can’t wait. 
I tried a new dish today. 
Cabbage Hashbrowns.
2 cups shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion. Whisk 2 large eggs with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper to taste. Pour over cabbage and onion. Mix well. Divide into fourths, place balls of it In a hot skillet, med heat With 1 tablespoon oil. Press down and flatten with utensil. Fry each side about 3 minutes until browned. Not bad (Not wonderful) for limiting carbs and using up that garden cabbage (or whatever you call it in the UK.)

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6 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:


I tried a new dish today. 
Cabbage Hashbrowns.
2 cups shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion. Whisk 2 large eggs with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper to taste. Pour over cabbage and onion. Mix well. Divide into fourths, place balls of it In a hot skillet, med heat With 1 tablespoon oil. Press down and flatten with utensil. Fry each side about 3 minutes until browned. Not bad (Not wonderful) for limiting carbs and using up that garden cabbage (or whatever you call it in the UK.)

 

That’s quite like Turkish Zucchini (courgette) fritters which are really tasty.  They have bits of crumbled up feta cheese in them . And flour to bind the  egg so not as low carb. 

I have at least 8 courgettes in the fridge and more ready to pick, might make some!

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10 hours ago, Betty LaRue said:

My good thing is it’s supposed to cool off tomorrow. Today it reached 98F which is about 36.6C. Blistering, and also humid which puts the heat index well above 100.

I can’t wait. 
I tried a new dish today. 
Cabbage Hashbrowns.
2 cups shredded cabbage, 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion. Whisk 2 large eggs with 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt and ground pepper to taste. Pour over cabbage and onion. Mix well. Divide into fourths, place balls of it In a hot skillet, med heat With 1 tablespoon oil. Press down and flatten with utensil. Fry each side about 3 minutes until browned. Not bad (Not wonderful) for limiting carbs and using up that garden cabbage (or whatever you call it in the UK.)

 

Sounds tasty, might give it a try !

 

We've got red cabbage to lift next week and looking for recipes. Seem to recall frying with onions garlic and apple?

 

Most things taste better with onions and garlic! When I'm in vegetarian mode I substitute onion gravy for meat. 

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3 hours ago, Thyrsis said:

 

That’s quite like Turkish Zucchini (courgette) fritters which are really tasty.  They have bits of crumbled up feta cheese in them . And flour to bind the  egg so not as low carb. 

I have at least 8 courgettes in the fridge and more ready to pick, might make some!

 

Courgettes, they grow like weeds, and if you neglect the plants for a couple of days you have an enormous marrow on your hands. We have had some strange albino courgettes this year, variety Zucchini, they are mostly green, but some almost white. Can't say that I can tell any difference in the taste.

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3 hours ago, Bryan said:

We've got red cabbage to lift next week and looking for recipes. Seem to recall frying with onions garlic and apple?

 

Most things taste better with onions and garlic! When I'm in vegetarian mode I substitute onion gravy for meat. 

 

Red cabbage and beetroot (your favourite!) in this recipe:

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recipes/0/pink-beetroot-cabbage-pickle-recipe/

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57 minutes ago, Thyrsis said:

 

Red cabbage and beetroot (your favourite!) in this recipe:

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/recipes/0/pink-beetroot-cabbage-pickle-recipe/

 

Thanks, interesting but a bit involved ! Fermentation for 10 to 14 days, but stores without freezing for up to 24 months.

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