31 Jan 2008

"Questions & Answers" by Biffy Clyro

Tagging time! Thanks, Irene. Here goes.......
A- Attached or Single? Attached
B- Best Friend? I have a few good friends. How can you say that one is better than another one?
C- Cake or Pie? Either, but just a little bit.
D- Day of Choice? Each day is wonderous.
E- Essential Item? It has to be my PC.
F- Favorite color? Blue.
G- Gummy Bears or Worms? Yuk!
H- Hometown? I have never thought about having a home town, but if I am pushed it is East Kilbride.
I- Favorite Indulgence? Eating out with friends.
J- January or July? July for the warm weather
K- Kids? Yes please.
L- Life isn't complete without? Family and Friends.
M- Marriage Date? July 1972
N- Number of Brothers and Sisters? I have one lovely younger sister.
O - Oranges or Apples? Oranges every night.
P- Phobias or fears? Spiders, rats & snakes.
Q- Quote? Ok, so far.
R- Reason to smile? Seeing children happy at play
S- Season of choice? Autumn or Fall
T- Tag three friends or family. Lord Celery, Gosia, and anyone else who wants a go.
U- Unknown fact about me? I was Scotland’s Junior champion in cycling a long time ago.
V- Vegetable? I like most vegetables.
W- Worst habit? Won’t say.
X- X-ray or ultrasound? Whatever the doctor recommended.
Y- Your favorite food? Indian and Italian food.
Z - Zodiac sign? Capricorn

29 Jan 2008

"Cook of the House" by Paul McCartney & Wings

As most of my friends already know, I enjoy cooking. Last night I made Mediterranean Lamb followed by ginger poached pear and chocolate sauce. Here are photos of the food. Mmmmm.

I have also included one of my favourite dishes .. Mirin Glazed Salmon with egg noodles.

12 Jan 2008

"I was so much older then" by the Byrds

You can play the music by clicking on the arrow.

I went for a nice, but cold, walk in Glen Tanar today. I was certainly in need of a long walk as it has been a while since I have had the opportunity to enjoy one and I felt like an old man by the time we got back to our car. Got home and had a relaxing, hot bath. Now I feel so much better and fit & ready to do it again. Here are some of the photos that I took in my bonnie Scotland. Thanks Harry R for suggesting the walk & the good company.

This is a drinking well within the Glen Tanar Estate. It reads as follows: "From earths flow, Seaward I go, Refreshing the World on my way, My duty done, My guerdon won, I rise on celestial way."

Guerdon means Prize in this verse.

"Rockin' Robin" by Michael Jackson

I don't know where they are all hiding this year. I found it difficult to find a Robin in our garden this winter never mind photograph one. Today I had my camera to hand while a Robin came down to say 'hello' to me. Not a great photo but Janet "sort of" challenged me to get a photo onto my BLOG. Here it is Janet, just for you.

2 Jan 2008

"Happy New Year" by ABBA

I have been neglecting my blog for a month now and its 2008 already.

Not a lot has been happening except to say that we had a full house at Christmas with all of our family and Ferruccio's Mum and Dad came over from Italy staying with us too. I managed to cook for all of us and not a case of food poisoning in sight. I may have put on a few pounds too but who's counting. It's Christmas time after all.

Bruce had to go back to Glasgow all too early as he was working on Hogmanay.

At our Christmas Dinner Dance

Geovanna makes the REAL Spaghetti Carbonara