Sunday, 25 November 2018

Lunch

Out to lunch as usual for Sunday.   Only three of us today as our old friend in her nineties was doing something with her family.  Following on from yesterday's post, all I can say is that we are so jolly lucky to be able to go out to lunch every week.   Most weeks we all have salmon on a bed of spinach with vegetables and it is consistently delicious. 

Now back home, dog-walk finished, dog to feed, cup of tea to get for me and then it is downhill all the way to bedtime.   The nights have drawn in so that now it begins to get dark at about half past two.   At present there is a raw cold in the atmosphere and it is lovely to get inside and get wam.   It is on days like today that I miss my Aga and my woodburner.

19 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

Keep warm.x

Anonymous said...

I always love your description of the night drawing in. I am so surprised it is so early. Must be much nearer the arctic circle than here. I'll have to look at the globe to see which parallel you live on. Donna@gather PS - I waste so much food I didn't comment before.

Derek Faulkner said...

A pretty awful day here on Sheppey which begun with me and the dog getting caught in a cloudburst of heavy rain at 6.30, that I couldn't see coming because it was still dark. I then spent five hours on a cold, gloomy and damp day, driving my ex-wife round on her courier job, because she'd hurt her leg, delivering 116 parcels to all these people that have nothing better to do than order loads of stuff on-line because Black Friday has convinced them that things are cheaper, which they aren't.

Red said...

Hey , it's lunchtime here right now! I'm having tomato soup!

angryparsnip said...

Your Sunday Lunches always sound so wonderful.
It is finally Fall here, The weather is cooler and the few trees that turn colors have started,
I had some Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch. Just the best.

cheers, parsnip and badger

Bovey Belle said...

That sounds like a very healthy and satisfying Sunday lunch. We were at the Fleamarket, so ours was just a filled roll and some home-made cake (made with homemade Mincemeat, the last of 2017's). I did notice how early it is getting dimpsey though (Devon word for dusk) - we got home at 4.30 and had to unpack the car and only just got it done in the last of the daylight.

I hope you had a nice unwinding to bedtime. I need to go and be a Cat Comforter to one of our cats who used to be SUCH a Thug but now he is neutered is bottom of the pecking order . . .

Joanne Noragon said...

I do not have an Aga or a woodburner to miss, but I do miss natural gas heating, which is warm and consistent. But, I have heat...

Cheryl said...

You might look into the oil filled radiant electric heaters. I have one in my living room which is a fairly large room and it keeps us very comfortable. The radiant heat it puts out really takes the chill off. It is small enough to store away in a closet when not needed.

Bonnie said...

I'm glad you were able to get out with a couple of your friends today. The days sure are getting shorter and colder! We are in the middle of a snowstorm here in Missouri now and with the cold temperatures and wind blowing they are calling it a blizzard. I'm just grateful I don't have to go out in this mess. Stay warm and give Tess my love!

Gwil W said...

Lunch out today (a la Pat!). Just 4. Two will have goose and two will have something else. It's a grey wet day.That's all I know.

As we say over here 'Mahlzeit'.

Librarian said...

A regular lunch of salmon, spinach and vegetables certainly contributes to your and your friends' health - well done!
Sunday was another sunny, beautiful day here; I went running with a friend in the morning and spent the afternoon with my parents. It was strange having a weekend to myself, without travelling the 150 km to O.K.'s or having him staying at my place. We'll be back in travelling mode from next weekend onwards.
Oh, and I am so happy to report that it has been raining for a couple of hours this morning - hooray!!!

Heather said...

In one of our moves around the country I was lucky enough to find an Aga already in the kitchen. I was scared of it at first, never having 'met' one before, but soon came to love it and was sad to be moved on again in only 3 years.
Could you have a log burner installed in your new home, I wonder?

Rachel Phillips said...

To be free of logs at 86 would be my idea of heaven. Log deliveries, log putting away, log taking indoors, cleaning up ash and dust, is not something to be doing forever. A gas fired one would be nice.

Derek Faulkner said...

Yes, a log burner sounds idyllic until you weigh up the installation costs first and then the daily chores that Rachel mentions. Can't really see Pat carrying in baskets of logs on a regular basis. Putting away a ton of logs that are tipped on the drive is a back breaking job as I find every time my 87 yr old ex-father-in-law gets a delivery.

the veg artist said...

I'm with Rachel. I presume your Aga was oil fired, though. I've lived in houses with mains gas for 30-odd years, and would not like to be without it now. Grate cleaning and laying was my job as a child, and I'm good at it, but I well remember the freezing cold hands first thing in the morning, going out to get sticks from the shed - and the winter of 62/63 when we opened the back door to a wall of snow. We'd just moved into town, from a house with a range which was kept in all year, and I was really not impressed with town living!

Rachel Phillips said...

I took 3 cu metres of logs in the summer. It nearly killed me.

Jayview said...

Here in southern Australia the late Spring has been cooler recently but this afternoon was a gloriously sunny one for us to wander around the Collingwood Children’s Farm andceat at their indoor/outdoor café. It’s a delightful little taste of the country in the city. Unfortunately up north in Queensland there are some ferocious bushfires raging. And yet that state wants to permit several new coal mines! The school kids are going on a Climate Strike this Friday and they say “ what’s the point of learning facts if the politicians ignore them!”

The Weaver of Grass said...

My Aga was oil-fired. The wood burner was, of course, used for logs off the farm. The farmer dealt with all that, luckily.
Thanks everyone.

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