pen draw doodle sketch

#PhotOctober2023 Day 3: Silence

I knew the good weather wouldn’t last much longer and, today, it’s blowing a gale, cloudy and a bit brisk out there at the moment. Well, at least it’s not raining. So I might yet get a walk in this afternoon.


So this lunchtime’s lively discussion while slurping soup was, do snails slither or do they glide?

The heavyweight debate of the day …

I’ve posted my easy to make beef bourguignon recipe for those of you who love to cook, and are looking for hearty Fall/Autumn recipes.


The In-Laws visited yesterday afternoon and we sat, masked, in the four corners of the room trying to make small talk at a distance (you know, just in case). They came bearing gifts of home-made chocolate cake (iced) and a six-pack of electrolyte drinks (sadly, they were raspberry, my least favourite flavour.)

Some people get brought beer, others a bottle of wine, chocolate even. Me? I got electrolytes. That said, however, I did enjoy a slice of cake later, with my cup of coffee.

Thanks, Mum-in-law.

📺 The Old Man (Disney +) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We finished binge watching this spy drama starring Jeff Bridges and John Lithgow, last night. And thoroughly enjoyed the distraction. A very different kind of spy show for those looking for something different.

Yippie! My 2024 Hobinichi Techo diary has arrived. And what a beauty she is. Now I have to wait till January 1st to be able to scribble in it.

Ha! Who am I kidding …

front of mail packageback of mail packagecontents of mail: hobonichi 2024 diary

Day 28 : workout #mbsept

workout climbing the stairs on the Eiffel tower

Day 27 : embrace #mbsept

jellies embrace

Food for Thought

Just because, and inspired by others doing something similar (Michael I’m looking at you), I’m making good use of a spare domain name I have to create a recipe website. There’s no a lot to see just yet, as I’m still adding content, but if you’re looking for quick, really simple straightforward recipes, then may I humbly suggest you take a look at: Blah Blah Food.

Day 26 : beverage #mbsept

Foam topped home made latte

📝 Week Notes #9

Weekly Highlights of September 18-24: 💉Me and mine booked our triple vaccine date for October, and will get the flu, COVID and RVS shots all at once. At least, that’s the plan. Shame we couldn’t have gone earlier since I was sick most of last week with what we think was my first dose of the Rona! Though, of course, the tests I took were inconclusive. So much for at home testing.

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Day 25 : flare #mbsept

sun flare behind the spire of st andrew's church

Day 24 : belt (ing it down with rain) #mbsept

belting it down with rain

I gave the OH an extremely detailed shopping list (because) and sent them off out this morning to run errands and …

They have been texting photos of just about everything on the list, in a panic … is this what you mean? Do I get this one?

I’m just glad I didn’t list everything by number (1. 2. 3. 4.) otherwise I could end up with 4 baguettes!

Oh, the joys of shopping.

Day 23 : a day in the life of #mbsept

how bagels are made

Day 22 : road #mbsept

road and overhead rail bridge, cap rouge

It’s the little things in life …

vanilla iced donut

Day 21 : fall #mbsept

first day of autumn, red leaves on the trees