Laurie managed to cut her lip when she dropped her iPhone on her face. We have both accidentally punched ourselves in the face when pulling an arm out of a sleeve and a few weeks ago I managed to poke my index finger up my nose when I was washing my hair in the shower and stab my nostril with my nail. Today I bit the side of the back of my tongue and there is a little bit flapping about and it wouldn't stop bleeding for ages. Now it is swollen and I feel all lopsided. I wanted to say it's a wonder they let us out of bed or the house, but then I realised all these accidents happened at home!!!! To top it all off I fell over a slab of concrete painted yellow in the car park this morning and grazed my knee: my pride hurt more than any actual injuries though my wrist, thumb and knee are boogelly. A kind man came to see if I was OK, isn't that nice and faith restorative?
I have added up the time I have to wait for the 13 books I have on hold at The Library: 2 years 5 months and 2 weeks. Not counting the book still on order.
Look away if you are offended by the KFC ad or red hair: look away now.
I think it is very strange that an ad about being the lone supporter of a cricket team, in the stands, in midst of the opposition, and then currying favour with fast food should be banned. It could have been a Hawthorn supporter in an Essendon crowd. It is about the culture of cricket, not whether we think West Indians should eat KFC, or not. KFC is a cricket sponsor and we're playing the WI soon. And while I am being controversial, the UK seems to be obsessed with discrimination against 'gingers', people we call 'Blue'. I have those wodges of colour in my hair every Winter and I have red. Really red red. I suppose I should thank my lucky stars I don't live in Tabloid Newspaper UK or YouTube America!!!
MrsValley and I had a long and leisurely lunch today in air-conditioned comfort. Who knew that time could fly so fast and that we could be so lovely and cool? MrsValley has wallabies and kangaroos and various parrots that come and visit her every day. They like to look at her through the window as she eats breakfast and make starving eyes at her. I knitted her a facecloth with a kangaroo on it. It is a little hard to see because I chose a variegated kangaroo coloured bamboo soya. It's Skippy the Bush Clotheroo. Squint.
Ms ClickertyClick has made a dress from an Enid Gilchrist pattern. I, of course, have made no dresses yet. Only a bodice with an illusion of a waist. I am now haunting on line auctions in hope of finding that pattern book, but in the mean time I have bought another:
Now we have the obligatory Labrador photos. We have all recovered from the birthdays and thank you for all the kind and happy birthday wishes. There are lots of treats to be doled out. It is very warm, and we are hiding from the heat. Harki has lost a tooth. You can see very clearly in this photo that she has a gap!! The tooth has been wobbly and fell out sometime yesterday. She's looking so cute because she wants some of my breakfast!!
Peri is demonstrating her exceptional ear skills again. She's running to me at the dam, and I just love the way her ears have curled and almost meet at the top. Peri is the happiest of all Labradors. The grass is straw yellow. If we have some rain everything will green up overnight.
Here's a recipe inspired by Martha. It is very healthy, but it tastes delicious.
Blueberry Pancakes-makes 4
- 3/4 cup wholemeal self raising flour
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tbspn melted butter
- oil for cooking in the pan
- 2 cups of blueberries
- 1 tbspn honey, golden syrup or maple syrup
- zest of half a lemon
This isn't a fine, genteel pancake. In spite of the wholemeal flour and lack of sugar, it is rather delicious when smothered with the blueberry sauce. That's why Harki, Peri and Lorelai Gilmore were so interested!!
Look at the three silly goats at the dam. They were making a terrible bleating noise, but it apparently meant 'we are having a lovely time here, look at our death defying feats'.