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01 August 2017

Listening To......!!!

.....the gentle humming of the fridge freezer and that is the only sound here at the moment. 
After the hustle and bustle and busyness of yesterday it is a very welcome quiet day. Andy has gone to put flowers on his Mums grave and he will be out a good while as it is a fair distance away across the border in Derbyshire.
While he is out I will be cobweb busting......funny because I rarely see a spider but there are always cobwebs......and I'll have a tootle round with dusters and the hoover.
Tea is simmering away on the stove.....a piece of gammon ham which we will have with some salad and crusty rolls. The stock will be frozen and used for pea soup later on when it gets to soup weather. 

The shelves in the kitchen cupboard are finished and some decluttering has gone on. I have managed to fit all but two saucepans in there and got rid of the pan stand I had in a corner on the worktop. The breadmaker also has gone in there to free up another bit of worktop and all plastic containers are now all in one place with room for more if needed.
Now I just need to find a spare drawer for all of my dishcloths and dusters which were in hanging bags on the back of the cupboard door......the door won't shut if I put them back there.

I cleared everything out of the bathroom this morning ready for the plumber in case he came today but no show so he must be coming tomorrow.

It's a lovely sunny and breezy day and there is bedding to wash so it can go on the line today. I will enjoy the sight of my red and white spotty duvet cover dancing in the breeze......simple things and all that...lol.

Hope you are all having a lovely day.
Sheila-x-

10 comments:

  1. The only things dancing in my garden will be the raindrops, we have another blustery wet day ahead of us. I will be busy though, housework is always there.

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    1. We only got a few spits of rain even though the clouds looked very ominous. I played safe and dried in the tumbler-x-

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  2. It's cool with a lot of cloud and the occasional brief sunny spell here, showers forecast for this afternoon. It's nice when you get quiet time to yourself isn't it....something I don't get much of now OH is retired! Will have to send him out on errands more often lol. Enjoy your gammon tonight....I love gammon, must get one soon, not had it for a while.

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    1. The gammon was lovely Sooze and ther is enough to have it again tomorrow with the addition of a bit of cheese and some hard boiled eggs-x-

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  3. We have a gammon joint to cook tomorrow. What do you do with and put in your stock? xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl
      When I cook a gammon joint I add a quartered onion, a large carrot cut into four pieces and a couple of bay leaves. Once the gammon is cooked I pour the stock into a large container minus the veg and bay leaves and leave to go cold, skim of the fat and then pour into soup bags and freeze. I then use the stock with dried peas and extra seasoning to make a soup.
      The gammon...I strip the skin off and some of the fat if it's really thick then I glaze it with honey and place in a 180 oven for half an hour.
      Enjoy your gammon-x-

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    2. Thank you Sheila, stock made alongside our gammon xx

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