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Personal training

Personal training

A very dear friend of my mine gave me two books for my birthday after hearing about my 365 mission and my aim to stretch my ‘writing muscle’. With personal trainers like these two, I feel now my ‘writing muscle’ is in very good hands.

Cafe Culture

Cafe Culture

Today the children,Sophie’s friend and I met up with the children’s Grandparents for a spot of lunch at Jaygo’s favourite cafe on Leeds road. Even though the children were well behaved,  it was very brave of them to meet us all for lunch.  A trip to the park to burn off some energy was our first mission, then to the… Read more →

New printer

We bought a new printer today. It sits in the front room by Felix’s favourite sofa. Because it’s wireless you don’t need to be attached to it to print something out. In fact, apparently you don’t even need to be in the same house or even the same country to print (although I do as my phone doesn’t support cloud… Read more →

Birthday

Birthday

Today is my birthday. I have come out of hiding today to walk to Ripley and eat icecream for breakfast and eat tapas with Matt for tea. I also lucky to share my birthday with some lovely friends and wish them all a brilliant day too.

Happy Valentine’s day

Happy Valentine’s day from everyone here at Dragondrop. I hope you all are having a wonderful day and someone out there has made you smile.   Here is a note of 8 things that happened on February 14th in history; 1. 270 – St. Valentine is beheaded 2. 1895 – Oscar Wilde’s final play, The Importance of Being Earnest, opens at the St. James’ Theatre… Read more →

Sightseers

Matt and I were trawling through the many offerings on Lovefilm and Netflicks trying to decide on what to watch. Nothing seemed to grab us until I spotted in the comedy section ’Sightseers’ and Matt clicked play. Now I don’t know who categorises these films but I wouldn’t necessarily put Sightseers in the comedy section, well not in the conventional sense. More… Read more →

Windy day

Windy day

It is so windy outside. I looked on a weather map and Harrogate is invisible due to a thick noxious green cloud indicating severe rain and weather. I am so glad I am not outside neither do I have to venture out today. Pi is poorly. I phoned school to let them know she wouldn’t be coming in. “Ahhh,” came… Read more →

Rice flour muffins

Rice flour muffins

I have a friend coming over tomorrow who is coeliac so I thought I would bake some rhubarb gluten free muffins. It’s hard to find off the wall recipes using British measurements so armed with my only American measuring device, a half cup, I set out to follow the recipe. Everything seemed to be going well. I made 14 as… Read more →

Vampires

Jaygo has recently started reading Darren Shan Vampire series. I am pleased he is reading even if it is vampire novels. In fact as a secret vampire novel reader myself I now have even more that we can chat about together. I am amazed at the differences between vampires and their habits from one book to the next. Generally the… Read more →

I went to Specsavers

I bought some new glasses last week. Yesterday attended my appointment to collect them. Sitting in the chair waiting for my receipt, I gazed at my new glasses in the little hand held mirror. The first glimmer of a doubt entered my mind. Was it me or did they not look quite as great on as they did when I… Read more →

Poor Annie -Mo

Little Annie-Mo is all out of sorts. Bright red cheeks, poorly nappy, raised temperature and lack of appetite, lead me to believe she is teething. I feel so sorry for her. I think today we will just snuggle and hopfully she will feel better soon.

Happy guinea pig

Happy guinea pig

Today Annie and I cleaned out Snowy’s hutch. I love how happy he acts when I have finished. He gets a wonderful little skip in gait as he trundles back to his house to sit in peace and nibble the fresh hay. If I squeak at him he nearly always returns my call. This is much to Annie’s amusement as… Read more →

Dehydrated food results

Well the results are in. The banana turned out beautifully. The individual slices turned into banana crisps, naturally sweet and tasty. The beef also turned out well. Perhaps could do with a little more flavour and tenderness. Matt has had some more beef marinading in the fridge so we will try that tonight in the dehydrator along side some mango… Read more →

Dehydrator

Dehydrator

Our friends have gone holiday leaving their Dehydrator in our care. I have been experimenting with dehydrating food in the oven but this has inevitably resulted in charred offerings. I am too impatient and just haven’t perfected the technique yet. A Dehydrator takes the guess work out and preserves food with the nutrition and enzymes left relatively intact. The food… Read more →