Years ago back in the 1950s (when I was very very young 😊) there was a show on BBC tv called ‘Animal Vegetable Mineral’ where experts would give one of those names to various articles presented to them. Most of it went over my head but I do remember they didnt always agree on the classification.
Our Sandwich Maker went on the blink, well it was more a case of the teflon coating wearing off and things sticking to the cross beam that cuts the bread. Because there are so many things out in our garage that have been upgraded one of us said ‘if we get another one we won’t need this one and even though it still works it’s going in the bin’ (Not me!) Down at the Good G’s place one of us made the decision to buy a model that didn’t cut but just marked the toasted sandwich so we could leave it as a whole slice or cut in half as we wanted (Not me!) Discovering that no matter how much butter is put on the outside of the bread it comes out dry, over cooked and ‘flattened’ with an undercooked filling did not go well with one of us ( that’d be me) Consequently it looks like we need to experiment’ with cooking time!
* Surprised Annoyed Or Disappointed – doesn’t matter which one I choose I’m still mourning the loss of my old one that gave me nice plump toasted sandwiches cut in two!
A few years ago I discovered a ‘new to me’ author Tracy Chevalier and wrote about this find in 2013 , since then I’ve been reading and enjoying all her books and eagerly looking forward to each new release. I knew there was another being released some time this year so when my ordered copy arrived at the library the other day I was down there like a shot. Note to self – keep in mind all those little snippets you read about authors.
I vaguely remembered something I read a while ago about modern authors being involved in a project where Jane Austen’s books were being ‘rewritten‘ – and it seems something similar is in progress at the moment using Shakespeare’s works. Tracy Chevalier’s latest release is her take on Othello – a thin book of only 188 pages about a play I didn’t study at school or have any real knowledge about the storyline.
* Surprised Annoyed or Disappointed – makes no difference because I’ll still read the book even though I would have loved it to be a ‘real’ make believe novel.
Do you remember Doug 2, the big teddy I was/I am making for the Gt Grandson – well I mentioned it to his mum when they were here and how I hoped he’d love it. I knew all about her recent problems but didn’t expect her reply. ‘Grandma, he’s not really into soft toys and I don’t have anywhere to put it. Might be better to give it on his second birthday’ I just smiled and said OK.
* Surprised Annoyed or Disappointed – no matter what, Doug will be made. Perhaps a little more leisurely because there’ll be more time to do so; more time to think about the little lad who will receive it. Much more love put into it 😊😊
Well, it’s Monday, can’t sit around musing all morning.
Bed to be made, dishes to be done, washing put on Oh heck I lie, I’m going to have a lazy day reading a new book with possibly a nice cheese and ham toasted sandwich for lunch and maybe do a bit more sewing on Doug this afternoon. His head needs fixing so he can think more easily 😊😊
How’s ‘your‘ Monday going?
Are you reflecting on anything that happened recently?
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MicroBlog Monday is found at Mel’s blog