Did you say 'White Rabbits' today - you should have done as it is the first of the month. If you forgot, then turn on the spot three times and say 'Abracadabra, Goobledegook, Fiddlededee' each time you turn. Yes - rubbish I know, but I have always done it and shall not stop now.
Also Saint David's Day - a fitting start to the week in which John and Chris (Going Gently on my side bar) marry.
Also these days what the weather men like to call the first day of Spring. Sorry weathermen all, but the first day of Spring for me will always be March 21st and - judging by the temperature outside - the weather feels as I do. There is a sharp, cold wind blowing, the sun is shining and the windows are covered in rain drops. The sky is an angry yellow colour - it is certainly not a day for hanging about.
I succumbed yesterday to buying a spit-roasted chicken from our local Deli so I have now to make an interesting Sunday lunch from it. I shall make a gentle, soothing onion sauce, slow cook a casserole of ratatouille and mash some potatoes - or maybe put them through the ricer to make them extra special.
On the subject of potatoes, which (now that we no longer grow our own) can often be so tasteless - if you haven't tried the Elfe variety do give them a go. I think they originated in Israel, but are now freely grown over here in the UK. Their flesh is golden and they have a lovely taste - and mash beautifully too so what's not to like.
At the Coffee Morning yesterday I bought, from the second hand book stall, Paul Theroux's 'Dark Star Safari' about his solo journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Now that I no longer am able to travel great distances abroad I have become a real armchair traveller (alright, I admit it, I always was) and as the day was miserable yesterday I sat in front of the wood burner, the dog at my feet, and read. I am just about to enter Kenya, the year is 2000, it is pretty scary but not for me in front of the fire. And, of course, I know he survived or he wouldn't have written the book would he?
I suppose John and Chris are beginning the countdown to Friday - I do hope all four dogs are going to the wedding suitable dressed in their tuxedos (Winnie will be bursting out of hers if she continues to steal ham rolls off poor suspecting folk - see Going Gently .
Have a good Sunday.