Winter’s log, earthdate 201609.15

05.23 pm

Right, I’m starting quite a bit later than normal – the truth is, I was just having so much fun working through colour sets and backgrounds for the blog, I just let the time run away from me! I know everyone liked the fishy background, and it’s not gone for good – I just like to experiment sometimes! 🙂

I’ve actually been playing WoW for most of the day – this morning Julian and I played with Wynterthyme and Demelza, and after lunch I played a bit with my new(ish) Undead Warlock called Mychal. Mychal (spellings vary!) was the daughter of King Saul, and also King David’s first wife – Avishag was the name of the woman who was chosen to “warm his bed” in his old age – my character Avishag was the first character I created on Saurfang, and is meant to be a (sort-of a) “pair” with Mychal, who will hopefully be the last character that I create on Saurfang – though I don’t think anyone really believes that for an instant – not even me! 😉 Anyway, we had a good time this morning – I died a couple of times on the quest to get our second “Special” weapon – I just got overwhelmed! I think I told you about having to go and get our “Special” weapon, where we also got our second Pet, Hati? Well, that particular quest and its very Special weapon (an ugly looking gun :/ ) was the Beast Master Hunter quest. We’re now level 103, and had the option of going off and doing a second “Special” quest to get the Marksman’s Special weapon (a rather nice looking bow!) You don’t have to go off and do this quest, it just gives you extra options in case you ever want to switch between fighting as a Beast Master Hunter, or a Marksman Hunter. F’rinstance, Marksmen get some really cool Shot abilities and rather nifty Targeting abilities. I’m not sure if you keep your Pet or not (obviously you don’t have Hati, your second Pet, because Hati is sort-of part of your Special Weapon!) However, we did the special quest, I died twice, and Julian didn’t die at all (and once again we were unable to fight as a team!) but we finished it, and claimed our “Special Marksman Weapon”, which is now putting its feet up, as it were, and idling around in our personal Bank Vaults! There will be a third “Special Quest” to get the final possible Hunter Weapon – the Survivalist one – personally I’m not at all interested in swapping out to play a Survivalist Hunter, no matter how handy or nifty their Special Weapon turns out to be – Survivalist Hunters do fight completely on their own, and have no Pet to act as a Tank for them – they have to rely on their wits, their fancy footwork, and a fair number of Traps and other special attributes to see them through – and quite honestly, I’ve never been any good at all, at setting Traps, and dancing agilely out of harm’s way with fancy footwork! So I dunno – maybe we’ll leave the last one alone… or maybe not! Perhaps we should do it, just for completeness sake, and to thumb our noses at everyone and be able to say that we’ve completed all of the Hunter related quests! And after all, death is so transient in World of Warcraft! 😉

Now, as I said in my opening paragraph, and as you’ve no doubt noticed, my fishy little… no, hnag on, that should be little fishy background – has been changed – at least temporarily! I really like experimenting with different colours and backgrounds, and I did pick up quite a lot of rather nice ones this afternoon – so watch out for a few graphical “surprises” over the next couple of days! I also bought a couple of new fonts – in fact the one you’re seeing on the Header today is one of the new ones, called “Lettres Douces Font Family” (“Lettres Douces” is French for Soft (or “Sweet”, because “douce” also means “sweet”) Letters) I might use the other one next time… 🙂

And now that I’ve finished telling you all what I’ve been up to today, it looks like I can get on to all the “good” bits now, doesn’t it! 🙂

Food stuffs. Last night we had those yummy sausages with the Bush Pepper and Shiraz wine again for dinner – grilled to perfection! Strangely, the grill seems to be somehow gentler on the sausages than pan-frying them, but once again they were excellent! We had chips, our usual half a tomato, and some steamed green beans with them, and just a small dab of the Perinaise mayonnaise. For dessert I had my last Jazz apple (I still have one Eve apple left though!) and, funnily enough, an Apple Le Rice 🙂 Yes, we had another Seeded Sourdough sandwich for lunch today, with sandwich-sliced cold roast beef, Halloumi cheese, a smidgen of the Beerenberg Hot Tomato Chutney, and chopped lettuce, and it was delicious! Julian had been going to have some smoked salmon on his seeded sourdough slices, but he decided that my sandwich looked so nice that he changed his mind and made a second sandwich for himself instead! That bread is really, really nice! In case you’d like to try it, it’s from Baker’s Delight, and it’s called “Seeded Sourdough” – if you can cut straight, buy it unsliced, and cut it whichever way you like – thick or thin – yourself, but if you’re like me, and your slices of bread look more like a dog’s hind leg, get them to slice it for you in their slicing machine! Tonight for dinner we’re having the marinated chicken breasts, pan-fried, as they’d probably burn in the griller – on a bed of plain steamed rice with finely chopped spring onion mixed through it. For dessert, I’ll either have one of my other Corella pears, or one of my mandarins, before they get over-ripe, and a small tub of my Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt.

Weigh-in this morning. Still surprisingly alright! I am still exceedingly amazed! I went from 65.2 kg to 65.4 kg this morning – up two, but still within the “comfort zone” – but I’ll probably go up again tomorrow morning, and then I won’t be in the “comfort zone” any more… but we’ll just have to weight and sea…

Tomorrow is Friday, and our new outside blinds for the west-facing windows will be installed – sometime between 08.30 am and…. late? Who knows… Apart from that though, I have no idea what’s happening, so my bet is that I’ll be head down, tail up, getting Mychal up to level 15, and then working on the three Mages – in no particular order, as they all have to level up – and that brings me back full circle, to tell you all that – that’s about “it” from me for this evening! However, do drop in again tomorrow night, to find out if our blinds have been installed – and what they look like, what my weight did, and how Flipper (who ate her last night’s dinner for breakfast this morning, but Julian has just come in to tell me that she has eaten her dinner tonight, so we’re both well pleased with her! 🙂 ) and Auric and Dapple are, and what else we got up to, if anything, after the blinds had been installed. But until then, please try to bee good, remember that there are no original ideas, there are only original people, and don’t forget to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep warm and dry in this terribly wintry weather… but most importantlyplease don’t forget to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂

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