Well another month bites the dust and we are into July and still no sign of me moving. I am just trying not to think about it.
My day out yesterday made a pleasant change and did me a lot of good. We were unable to go our usual way past the Ribblehead viaduct because the road was closed so we had to go and return on the same Sedbergh road.
Lunch, as usual in Avanti, was perfection. I had prawn and chorizo risotto - the others had blackened salmon, Caesar salad and plaice with Mediterranean vegetables and potatoes. Their standard of cooking is marvellous.
This morning I did several jobs really early - taking a load of old towels and an old duvet to the tip was the first. Did you know that duvets go into Landfill? I thought this was sad when I think of all the homeless people there are. But of course they would not wish to cart a duvet around with them. Then Tess and I had a walk, although it is so windy that I found walking difficult, so it was only a short walk today. Several items went to the Charity Shop and then it was on to the Village Hall for the Coffee Morning. Finally home for a lunch of salmon steak with Jersey potatoes and mixed vegetables, followed by fresh strawberries and coconut yoghourt.
Has anyone else in the UK noticed just how long the strawberry season has gone on this year and just how absolutely delicious the strawberries have been?
This afternoon the lady who is swopping homes with me came round and we went over one or two points and took out the tape measure to one or two alcoves. Now we are just impatient to get on with the job.
Another walk with Tess ensued, then tea and now settling down for the evening to sew up the jumper I have been knitting.
For tea I tried to replicate a recipe my mother used to make when I was small - a sandwich spread which she always called 'mock crab' (although I can't for the life of me think why.) I cooked and finely chopped onion in butter and then added some chopped tomatoes and cooked those. Then put in a lot of grated cheese. When the cheese had melted I poured in a beaten egg and immediately took the pan off the heat and stirred the mixture until it was cooked. Then I left it to get cold. It was my best attempt yet but I still haven't got it to taste as I remember it. Does anyone have a recipe which fits this description? Maybe the cheese wasn't strong enough.
Well, tomorrow is another day - dare I hope that the move will take place in July?