Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Busy Day

Today friend W and I did our final run to top up on all things Christmas - food I mean.   My freezer is now full to bursting and apart from fresh vegetables nearer to the big day I have nothing left to do apart from one last cake to make, and I intend to do that in the morning.

After our shop we called on the way home at a restaurant we know and had fish, chips and mushy peas with our favourite drink of lime juice and soda water.   We are conoisseurs of this drink and rate it out of ten - this one was up there with the tens.   You would not believe how they vary from ultra weak to ultra strong and everything in between.   Similarly they vary greatly in price from around 65 pence to well over and £1 .

Our journey to the  shop on our large retail park was in sunshine but by the time we returned we ran into rain again - it has rained here for days and it is getting very depressing.   Now I am off to finish writing my Christmas cards.  See you tomorrow.

14 comments:

donna baker said...

Pat, your post just reminded me my pockets are bulging with limes from the greenhouse plus a ginger root I dug up. I need to empty them out. Rain does that to me too. I can take it for a day, start getting crabby the second day and am hopelessly lost by the third day. Wish I liked it, but I don't. And that drink sounds delicious and healthy.

angryparsnip said...

I love lime juice with sparkling water.

I am folding and glueing the overseas cards today to mail Thursday or Friday.
I hope they will get to everyone.
The ones for here I need to finish printing, cutting and glueing then will send them out
for everyone in the States.

cheers, parsnip

Dawn McHugh said...

we managed one and a half days without rain then it came down again, the fields are swimming in mud, we still have more to come nothing we can do about it just have to grin and bear it :-)

Terry and Linda said...

I'm a fan of club soda with a twist of lime, myself!

I'm done Christmas shopping! I only have the food to purchase! YAY!

Linda

Heather said...

We received our first Christmas card today. I shall have to write ours soon and aim to have them posted by 15th. The gifts are all sorted but I have yet to buy the food for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. It sounds as if it is raining again here after a dry but very dull day, but it is very mild.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Got to think of somewhere for my folks to sort out their food from!

Very partial to vodka and lime myself.

Chris Elliot said...

Are you referring to Rose's Lime Cordial? I put it in beer and it is delicious. In fact I couldn't drink beer without it!

Cro Magnon said...

Tomorrow I shall buy the first of my Turkeys. My butcher has some smallish, free range, Bio, birds, and I shall stick one in the freezer just in case I can't find a fresh one on the 24th. Turkeys are not the bird of choice here for Christmas, the French tend to eat fattened Capons, so I need to be vigilant.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

It has turned from frost to rain here - but we welcome the rain as Washington State is in a severe drought and we need the snow on the high mountains to supply our water during the drier months. I have just barely started my holiday baking - I shall get more done in rainy weather.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Lime juice and soda water? You wild, reckless pair! You seem to be getting the worst of the weather lately; down here in the soft south it's not been too bad at all.

potty said...

Lime juice, Roses of course, was the only low priced drink I could afford when I joined the WRAF some 50 yars ago. Paid as cadets, some of us were in the same bar as those paid as Flt Sgts and Warrant Officers, they could afford real alcoholic drinks. Mind you I don't remember suffering from scurvy! Back in those days women were on 85% of the male salary, later when a friend got married his pay more than doubled with Marriage Allce. So that doing the same job with the same rank he was paid a lot more than me. Happy Days.

Elizabeth said...

You make me quite ashamed at how behind I am!

Linda Metcalf said...

I am getting ready to do my cake loaves this weekend. I too have finished all pressies....a good feeling! We only do most shopping for the little ones and give cash and gift cards for the big people. We enjoy the cooking and getting together more than anything as we remember the reason for the season. I would do well in your area as I love rainy days!

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