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The Best Medicine

We came home from work this afternoon & inside the house, we could see...
 Flea sitting in his favourite spot - the plant pot in the window! 

Last night's dinner - cottage pie...

Made from green split peas, chopped walnuts & mushrooms.
Topped with Sime's mashed potatoes & served with steamed broccoli & carrots.
All organic & we added a couple of dollops of miso to the mixture, before putting it in the oven.

A regular event at meals times - Hugo & Sime end up in hysterics...
Can't remember what they were talking about, but Sime just lost it...
He carried on...
And on...
And on... (He's just a nut case, but a happy nut case)!
A more serious chap today.
He's been practising band #2's music, ready for his second rehearsal with them tonight!
Although he's a bass player, he finds it easier to use his acoustic guitar to play along to the band's CD.
So I was serenaded, while making food for the freezer...

Forgot to take photos, but made a big tub of tofu & vegetable pasta sauce, another big tub of spicy parsnip & coconut soup. Also steamed some broccoli & cauliflower from today's veg box & froze them too. Then finished off with another batch of cookies to take on our journey up north - one of my odder concoctions: chocolate, peanut butter, banana & cinnamon - though they do taste good! 
(Nana Stip-pep - we'll bring some to yours tomorrow. xxx)!

So yet another early start tomorrow & Hugo's coming too - which is lovely.
 Aiming to get to Cribbs Causeway, just north of Bristol for breakfast!

Not looking forward to my Uncle's funeral. 
But am glad we're managing to do it & that we have an opportunity to say goodbye.
It will be the same place that my Uncle & I sat together & held on to each other at Nan's funeral 18 months ago, so sad memories...

We're planning to just sit at the back & disappear as soon as it's over - hopefully, without any fuss!

See you in Stoke.

Kay :)

Comments

Anonymous said…
Kay,
I will be thinking of you. I know it is going to be a difficult day.
Best wishes.

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