Winter’s log, earthdate 201610.20

04.32 pm

You know those days where you just can’t seem to get started on anything, you feel really blah, where you can barely find the energy to keep your eyes open – and all you really want to do is curl up and sleep? Well, that’s what I’ve been like all day – not ill or depressed, not tired, or even genuinely sleepy just… “blah!” So I haven’t really done anything today – oh, I twiddled around in WoW for a bit, and then decided that I couldn’t be bothered with that, and that maybe a bit of graphicing might perk me up a bit, so I sort-of puddled around with that for a while but ended up giving that away too – I couldn’t get no inspiration – if you know what I mean! 😉 (actually, that sounds like it might make a good song – lessee… “dum da da dum da… I can’t get no… inspiration… if ya know whateye mean…da da daaa…” – oh, it’s already been done!? Damn! *sigh* There goes another great idea! *sigh*) Anyway, I reckon it’s the weather that’s stuffing around with our physical and mental energies! One day it’s cold and pouring with rain, and the perfect day for staying inside and keeping warm – then the next day, it’s sunny and bright and far too warm for a cosy winter jumper and a big mug of steaming hot chocolate, and I find myself forced into a low necked, 3/4 sleeved summer top before I’m ready, caterpillar-like, to emerge from my snug and cosy winter cocoon! The Clerk of the Weather certainly has a lot to answer for! *scowl*

As I said, I twiddled around in WoW for a bit, but didn’t have the energy to really do much with Shamena, so I did what I always do when I can’t decide which character to play – I started a new one! Well, actually I didn’t so much start a new character, it was more that I re-rolled an older character. I counted up all my girls on Saurfang, and found that – in my opinion anyway – I had one too many Gnome Hunters – so I re-rolled Ellevienne (colloquially, “She comes”) one of my Gnome Hunters, as Ellrevienne (colloquially, “She returns”) a Draenei Hunter! I set her up, and immediately ran her off to Stormwind, to visit the Transmogrifier, and after that I took her down to Northshire Abbey, so that she could grow up questing in a Human environment. She’d just finished the first two baby quests when Julian arrived home from his visit to the Dentist, bringing our lunch with him – so I logged out, and I haven’t been back since, because after lunch I thought I’d do a bit of graphical doodling. Now he’s gone out again, because he ran out of onions to use in the stew he’s making for our dinner tonight – and I don’t have any fruit to have as part of my dessert tonight, because it seems that the only fruit available in both the supermarkets and the greengrocers, are apples, bananas, a few mangy pears, and a couple of kiwi fruit and mandarins! He’s just arrived home again, bearing onions for the stew, and I’m enormously pleased, because he also managed to find some “ready-to-eat-now” peaches, plus some “ready-to-eat-in-a-few-days” white nectarines! Thank you, sweetheart! 🙂

So what else did I do today? Lessee… I renewed my subscriptions to both Taste magazine, and Delicious magazine – and if you scroll right down to the bottom of the Delicious link (above) you’ll see that I’ll also be getting – as part of the “new subscription” deal – a copy of their new (hardcover) Cookbook, “At Our Table” – which I saw advertised as a “special” in a QBD email I got this morning, and was planning on getting for Julian as a surprise Christmas present from Flipper! Small world! And just as a little aside here – if you mostly read “real” books, and not just ebooks, QBD is a fantastic bookshop! They have all the latest titles in just about every genre you can imagine, and their prices are extremely reasonable! I used to practically live over at QBD in Doncaster Shoppingtown – before I got my kindle, and when I was over there every couple of days – and I don’t think I ever left empty-handed! Their gift vouchers make excellent gifts, too, especially if the person you’re thinking of reads a lot, and you have no idea what they might have already read! Just sayin’!…. 😉

Anyway, that’s brought you all up-to-date with my day, so I’d best get on with the “good” bits! 🙂

Food stuffs. Last night we had the marinated “Lamb Eye of Loin”, which was just as good this time as it was the first time we had it! Absolutely delicious! Once again we had it on a bed of plain, steamed rice that Julian had mixed with some finely chopped spring onion, and it was so tender, and so full of flavour… a really lovely meal! For dessert I had one of my Corella pears – which if anything was on the verge of getting a little too soft and ripe (but it still tasted lovely!) and one of the new (to us!) Guava and Blood Orange CHOBANI yoghurts – which was actually a little disappointing! I don’t know if the guava toned the taste of the blood orange down too much, or if there simply wasn’t enough flavour in the guava and blood orange to counter the sharp yoghurt “tang”, but as I said, I was disappointed, and I won’t be getting that flavour again. The best one of the CHOBANI yoghurts that I’ve had has been their cherry one, and luckily I was able to get a few more of them yesterday! Today for lunch was a “Baker’s Delight” one – we had one half of two different savoury rolls each, and one, lightly buttered, fruit and white chocolate scone each. Absolutely wonderful! I can hear the scales rubbing their tiny little paws together in glee, at the thought of teasing me tomorrow morning when I go for my weigh-in! Tonight we’re having a reprise of the yummy beef stew we had the other night – only this time we’re using chicken instead of beef, and I’ve told Julian to try adding a tin of crushed tomatoes to the mixture, to make a sort-of a modified “chicken cacciatore-slash-beef stracotto” (as I remember beef stracotto from my childhood, only tonight we’re using chicken, instead of beef!) I’ll let you know what it was like tomorrow night! 🙂 For dessert I’ll be having one of my new peaches wot Julian was able to find for me this afternoon, and a Vaalia Lemon Creme yoghurt.

Weigh-in this morning. Gave me a real sense of déjà vu, and also a bit of a shudder up my spine! Once again, I went from 66.5 kg yesterday, to 66.6 kg this morning! Back to the number of the beast! 😯 I hope my body isn’t trying to tell me something! 😉 Oh well, after that naughty lunch today, and what I hope will be a truly scrumptious dinner tonight, I’ll be more than a little surprised if I’m not up over the 67 kg mark tomorrow morning! :/

Flipper has just been fed, and allowed out of her dining room – and has hardly touched her dinner :/ Still, we’ve removed her pussy biscuits, and we’ll shut her in with her dinner again for about half an hour later this evening – she seems to eat a bit more then. Auric and Dapple are both good little fishlets, and – that’s really about “it” from me for this evening! As usual, I have absolutely no idea what’s happening tomorrow, so you’ll all just have to drop in again tomorrow night to find out what we’ve been up to over here! I’m sure you’re all anxious to know whether Flipper ate her dinner later on tonight, how the “Strange Stew” turned out, and just how much my weight went up after all the carbs and sugars I managed to ingest today! Until tomorrow night though, please try to bee good, don’t forget that if it’s good, well, that’s wonderful; If it’s bad, well, that’s experience – and remember to look after yourselves, to always drive carefully, and to keep warm and dry, because you never know when a cold change is coming… but most importantly, please remember to stay safe! 🙂 ciao, all! 🙂


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