Saturday, 25 November 2017


Last night friend W and I,along with a lot of other people, went to an event in the village called 'Food  of the Americas' - there was a delicious array of dishes cooked by local people in the church - all with an American theme (so plenty of chilli to match the very cold night).

W collected me from home as I can't drive in the dark (eye problem).   It snowed/sleeted all the way there (only a couple of miles) and when we came out at around nine o'clock after a lovely evening with nice company the roads were like an ice rink.
Another friend C, who had known the farmer very well (although I had never met her before I had heard so much about her) gave me a lift back to save W making the perilous journey and C very kindly saw me to my front door.   I am super scared of falling on the ice.

This morning is another beautifully clear, sunny morning with more than a hint of frost everywhere.   As my sitting room faces due South the Winter sun is very welcome indoors as well as outdoors.

W c

22 comments:

Jules said...

I do love a good social event like that and I'm glad you got home safely. It's a beautiful sunny morning here but there is some black ice around. Take care if you go out today. X

Gwil W said...

Black ice is the worst thing. Take care. The hospital will likely be busy.

Here it's foggy as it has been for a few days, but thankfully no ice.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Looks a popular event with good things to eat. Take care on that ice when you are out today

Heather said...

That sounds as if it was a lovely social event, and interesting too, not to mention tasty. So glad you all got home safely. I too am scared of having to walk on icy paths.

Bovey Belle said...

Keep warm Pat - glad you have a room facing South to catch all the sun. I think all of us want to avoid ice where possible. I can still remember sliding betweeb my mum's legs on the walk to school in that winter of 62/63! She was NOT amused and thought I'd done it on purpose (I hadn't - on this occasion!)

Your frosty picture yesterday takes me back to childhood when the windows always had ice on the inside. Then in 2010 our central heating boiler broke and we had it all over again - not much fun.

Tom Stephenson said...

Yes - don't fall on ice Weave! Did you know that real crepe soled shoes are very grippy on ice?

Rachel Phillips said...

Cold and frosty and two pairs of socks for me today. I expect you are missing the Aga.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm curious about the rest of the menu that night. They served chili and what else? Slipping on the ice is a hazard here, as well. Lots of places scatter safety salt on walkways and stairs which helps to melt it quickly. -Jenn

Mac n' Janet said...

I was wondering about the rest of the menu too. Do be careful on the ice. I worry about falling even without ice.

Joanne Noragon said...

You please stay in when there is ice out, or on the way.
So, me too. what other "food of the Americas" was on the menu? Corn? That is the only indigenous variety that comes to mind.

Anonymous said...

Ice? You are right to be cautious. There was a lot of it about today. I came across a few slippery surfaces walking around outside this morning.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

You need the attachments for your shoes that enable you to walk more safely on ice - Aldi sometimes have them.

John Going Gently said...

The little hunched guy in the brown jumper looks a good laugh

Gerry Snape said...

Did you have the hail through the night?....it woke me up as it came pounding on the Windows...we are close to the see up on the bay. Stay warm. X

Cro Magnon said...

My memories of American food are varied. 'Grits' are disgusting, but I did once order a steak sandwich which turned out to be a huge steak between two slices of bread, and it cost $1 (in 1979). I hope you didn't get the 'Grits'.

Librarian said...

A nice occasion for meeting old friends and making new ones. How nice that you finally got to meet a friend of your husband's you had heard so much about!
Like some others here have said, I'd like to know what else was on offer, food-wise.

Elizabeth said...

Glad you enjoyed the American feast. I was introduced to pumpkins and sweet potatoes....
You are right to be careful about slipping on the ice!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I am so afraid of falling on ice or anything else. Winter has its beauty but also has its dangers.

Yes, America has a love affair with chilli.

Alphie Soup said...

I loathe the idea of walking on iced footpaths too, though it is a rarity in the part of the world where I live. Thank goodness!

Alphie

The Weaver of Grass said...

Too right Rachel - I miss the Aga every single second.
Si - i have those things which fit under my shoes but unfortunately they are not allowed inside our shops which rather ruins the idea of wearing them.
What else was on the menu? It is hard to remember as I have been to another 'do' since then. There was an excellent fish chowder (not clam, which I adore, although that does vary from place to place.) - remember it was The Americas and not just the US so there were dishes with various kinds of beans, mince, vegetables etc. All excellent and well thought out.

Theresa Y said...

Just checkin' in. Hope you're feeling better.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a fun event - it would be interesting to see what else was made that was American. Just like it would be interesting to see us Americans make a night of English food. Glad you got home safely on the ice.