Saturday, 21 November 2015

While the cat's away...

Yes, two mice, Friend W and I, treated ourselves out to lunch today as the farmer was out with his shooting syndicate.   The weather is very cold, but sunny and clear with a sharp wind blowing.

We went into our little market town, had a look round one or two Christmas displays, decided there was absolutely nothing we needed in the way of decorations (which we bring out for just a few days each year and then put away again).

I left home, leaving behind me a strange beeping noise, which I just couldn't locate.   I returned after a jolly good lunch of scampi, chips and peas - something I would never cook at home as the farmer will not eat any kind of sea food - and the beeping was still going strong.  Of course, the farmer located it in all of a minute when he came in from shooting - it was an indication from the smoke alarm that the battery was running out.

Trifle made ready for my grandchildren visiting tonight, almost time for Strictly Come Dancing from Blackpool's Tower Ballroom - a venue I knew well in my teenage years - and just about room in my stomach for a small helping of trifle after that scampi.

12 comments:

Sue in Suffolk said...

Mmmmmm Trifle and Strictly what a good combination!

Joanne Noragon said...

My sister-in-law makes the best triffle. Perhpas because she's English. It's a skill, like Yorkshire pudding.

Wilma said...

The trifle sounds wonderful, as does the scampi. I believe I owe you a recipe for the apricot tart I made - will try to post it later this weekend, after I make it again!

donna baker said...

It all sounds wonderful.

Rachel said...

I did jobs today. No time for jolly lunch. It is snowing here tonight.

angryparsnip said...

You lunch sounds wonderful along with the triffle.

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

Scampi and chips - delicious. It has been cold here today with a biting wind. No snow yet but I think there'll be a sharp frost tonight.
I have a love/hate relationship with our smoke alarm. It has never experienced any smoke but goes off after I have used the grill and turned the grill off!!

Robin Mac said...

Smoke alarms can be very annoying. My husband and I had an awful time trying to disconnect one in the middle of the night in a room with a 14foot ceiling and we could not reach it. The alarm was beeping spasmodically - definitely inhibiting sleep. Bill finally found a broom and stood on the bed till he managed to bang it open - I was lying there laughing. This was in the days before digital photography so I could not even take a photo!

Cro Magnon said...

I watched that pottery programme last night (BBC 2 ?). I shan't bother watching it again. I left Lady M to 'strictly'; not my bag. Cooler here this morning, I think winter has arrived.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for calling in. No snow at all here and this morning it is just very grey and very cold, so let's hope we have missed it. Sorry you caught it Rachel - hope there was not enough to build a snowman,

thelma said...

Well LS had a shock yesterday afternoon going into the pub next door. Several men had stacked their shotguns in a corner, whilst they ate their sandwiches. All wore cartridge belts round their waists, and one even stood in front of the fire, LS waited for the bang. Country life takes a bit of getting used to;)

Dawn McHugh said...

Our smoke alarms are wired int the mains and just have a battery for back up, when e had the oter ones it was always during the night when the battery run down