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23 June 2017

Loving The Grey!!!

Absolutely loving the grey cloud and the cool breeze. No rain to speak of although I have just noticed a puddle on top of the little tool shed so it must have rained in the night. I didn't hear it....I slept like a log with it being cooler.

I must thank Marlene at Simple Living for her meal suggestion of the bacon and egg salad. We had it last night and it was absolutely gorgeous....a big hit with us all.
I did glaze the bacon with maple syrup before grilling it and made a mustard mayo to drizzle over the salad.
We will definitely be having that again.
For tonight I have pulled some portions of leftover Lasagne out of the freezer which we will have with salad and some rather nice Red Leicester Mature Cheddar and Balsamic Red Onion flatbread.
I will also be getting a head start on some Jerk Chicken for our tea tomorrow as DD and I are going to have a ride out to Trentham Gardens in the morning and the chicken can be marinating while we are out ready to pop in the oven when we get back.

Just waiting for Andy to get up before I start on the Friday clean to get the house ready for the weekend. He came in at 4:30am this morning so I had expected him to be up by now but he must be sleeping well with it being cooler.....so I'll have a late coffee and hopefully he will be up by the time I have finished it.

Have a happy weekend.
Sheila-x-

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  1. Trentham Gardens...you lucky thing...Sonshine's graduation was there...on a very hot day! x

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    1. It's such a lovely place.
      We like it when we want to go out but not go too far.
      Hugs-x-

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  2. I've had to reach for my cardigan today. It's very grey out there but it's not raining so I've chanced putting some washing on the line.
    Enjoy your day at the gardens. X

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    1. Blissfully cold feet again today but I do have my fluffy slippers on.
      Looking forward to our vist to Trentham-x-

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  3. We lived in Trentham for years before moving to Orkney. Its funny seeing it mentioned in blogland. You've made me feel a bit homesick now! Lol.

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    1. Awww bless you Wanda.
      Did you live in Trentham before they made the shopping village?
      We love it there....especially at Christmas-x-

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    2. Yes, it was quite neglected in the 80s and 90s when I lived there. We left before the big transformation. When I was a child though, it was still a Big Day Out for for those of us from The Potteries. I remember the Art Deco outdoor swimming pool and the little train, the Italian gardens and the lake. And as a teenager I went to gigs in the ballroom. I expect I wouldn't recognise the place now!

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    3. We used to take our kids there in the 80's and 90's for a ride on the boat things they used to have on the lake and yes it was very neglected.
      The transformation though is amazing. We go there quite a lot as it's not far from home so next time we go I will take my camera....I forgot it today....and I'll take some photographs for you and post them on here-x-

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  4. I am so glad you enjoyed it Shelia, we are actually having it again tonight, I have just boiled the eggs. Simple meals are always the best. x

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    1. It was smashing Marlene and not something I have ever thought to do.
      Simple meals sure are the best-x-

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  5. It is so much cooler isn't it, easier to get things done. I saw Marlene's salad, I think we'll be giving it a go too xx

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    1. Yes!!! I've got me fluffy slippers on and I may have to grab a quilt when we settle down later.
      I hope you enjoy the salad it really is yummy-x-

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  6. Glad to hear the weather has cooled down a little for you and you are more comfortable. Enjoy your trip out.

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    1. Thermometer creeping up again today unfortunately so the trip out was lovely but rather warm-x-

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  7. I hope you'll share pictures of your trip to the gardens! Sounds like a lovely place to visit. Hope you have a good time. Glad it has cooled down a little.

    It was nice to be able to get away to cooler temps. I actually wasn't too cold sleeping out in the tent either!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. We didn't visit the gardens today Sharon....just the garden centre and the shopping village but DD and I are planning to take a picnic to the gardens next month when she is on annual leave so I'll take some photos then for you-x-

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