Thursday, August 08, 2013
Well, am I relieved! It turned out that the pipe is effectively an overflow for the boiler in case the pressure becomes an issue. Although it looks as though the pipe goes back into the wall, it doesn't. It is just angled towards the wall so that it doesn't spit hot water on anyone.
It was a matter of a minute for the guy to adjust the pressure, explain what was happening, and he said that if the pressure drops again to let them know and they will put a new valve on it.
Of course, it doesn't explain the damp, and at some point that will have to be explored, but that will hopefully just mean injecting some damp proofing into the wall or something. Always assuming it is actually a fairly straightforward job.
So, I'm sitting here digesting a late supper with the first series of As Time Goes By playing in the DVD player. Been very active today, largely thanks to various challenges on SP. Spent an hour or more walking around the house playing Step to the Beat to buy 15 Luxury Houses for one challenge, and walked with Leslie Sansone for two more challenges.
I've really been pushing myself lately, and I have run our of oomph tonight. I'm trying to think of something witty to say, but my brain has deserted me. And now I'm yawning. Time for bed, Zebedee!
Going to have a day of dodging rain and storms in the garden tomorrow, tidying it a bit ready for a visitor on Saturday. I think I'll slot in a nice soak in the bath as well. I went into Lush yesterday to buy something to show my support for their stance against Fracking. I figure that if they are willing to help fund the fight against fracking, the least we can do is pop a bit of cash in their coffers. Anyhoo, I got a Honeybee bath thingee for Tara and a Comforter bath thingee for me. They smell scrumptious!
Hope we never have to face tap water that can catch fire!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
It weighs 1 1/2 kilos, is padded, and has nobbles on the inside that apparently aid toning and so forth. The truth, though, is that it hurts to use it at the moment, so I'll tuck it away until the winter. I reckon I need to learn how to use it when I am wearing some decent layers of clothing as padding! :-)
The few times I tried I could at least see where the benefits will lie if I can get to grips with it. Going to be fun making the neighbours stare when I'm out there in the winter on the patio, hooping for all I'm worth. LOL
So, I looked online and found a lighter one (600g) which will be better to start with, I reckon. Should be here in a few days. :-)
In the meantime the 'almost noms' are coming along very nicely in the veg beds.
Courgettes are swelling. I hope that I'll be eating my first ones within a week. :-)
I spent today ripping out leaves that were overloaded with teeny little caterpillar things munching away. Cabbage whites, I'm guessing. Been cleaning off butterfly eggs as well. I just hope the affected plants survive. Be a shame if I lose them. Lost a few parsnips as it is.
But on the plus side flowers are appearing on the runner beans and tomatoes, so all is not lost. :-)
And it has been substantially cooler today, which has been very pleasant. :-)
Wish us luck tomorrow. We have someone from the council coming round to check a leaky pipe. Could explain the damp smell in the corner of the kitchen. Just hoping it isn't anything major!
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
The title is one of my favourite sayings, and as far as I know it is specifically of Cornish origin, where I woz brought up. Of course, if you know different, I'm all ears. :-)
I use it a lot, which gives you some indication of how well organised I am these days. LOL
Anyhow, that was yesterday, and I gave up playing catch-up and losing, so went to bed blogless.
But this is now. :-)
Am I the only person who is finding the days shooting past faster than the speed of light?
Yesterday was cool and delightful. Today is sticky and very much not delightful.
Aside from the tasty noms from Waitrose.
They are very delightful! :-)
I came home with doughnut peaches, and sliced melon, and all manner of tasty freggie treats, and for lunch I popped some cold smoked rainbow trout fillets on my plate, along with some beetroot, and I baked little courgette buns to go with it. Yummy!
Ok, hold the phone...
That's what I said, yes. :-)
What are they? Well, they are sort of baby baked omelette buns really.
You simply set your oven to 200C, 400F, gas 6, and lightly grease four sections of a fairy bun tin or a muffin tin. Then you grate up a medium courgette (or about 4 or 5 of those baby ones) to about 100g or thereabouts, pop it in a bowl, add one egg and about 25g (more or less, your choice) of grated parmesan or other Italian cheese (I use a blend of Italian cheeses already grated so dead easy to measure out) and stir it all together with a fork. Spread the mix between the four greased sections, packing it in and gently firming it down. Then you pop it in the oven for 15-18 mins until the edges are golden. Pop on a plate and they are ready to eat. Really delish! And they have to be one of the easiest things I've ever prepared. Didn't even take five minutes to sort out.
I'm loving being back on Spark more regularly. I've even started to organise my team challenges so that this month I might actually manage to keep up with them! There is a lot of walking involved, what with the Step to the Beat team and the Leslie Sansone Team :-)
Well, better brave the heat and water the veggies. They must be feeling parched!
Hope you are having a great day!
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