Upside Down Day

Yesterday was a bit of an upside down day for us.
No, not that the boat suddenly turned turtle and tried to tan her underside,
just that everything went to pot after about midday!

upside down

We’d gone out for some basic shopping and to check the bank account (still in the black!), and my plan was to cook a chicken curry for our main meal. Apart from the meat, I had the ingredients, so I was able to put the sultanas and garlic to soak in the curry mix, though I didn’t want to prepare the onions, peppers, carrot and mushrooms because they could well go dry before I was ready to arm myself with the saucepan.
It was just as well, as around 4pm, just when I was about to start it all off, there was a knock on the side and it was our friends we’d been unable to meet up with on the way back from Stratford.
We thought we’d missed them this time, so were extremely pleased to see they were still here when we got back from MOH. I put the kettle on immediately and we caught up with all the news.
Being in their seventies, they found one particular set of lock gates too heavy for them, and decided to wait until another boat came along so that they could do it together.
The couple that arrived were older than they were with serious mobility issues, so they waited for the next one. This happened to have aboard what was described as a contestant for the World’s Strongest Man who closed and opened the gates with ease for both of them!
worlds strongest man logoWhilst we were chatting away, there was another knock on the side and it was Tuppy and her mummy. More cups of tea and more chat and after Tuppy had sampled what was in Maggie’s food bowl, the two dogs settled down and were soon giving it ZZZZs.

Our visitors left just after 6pm, so we had a late dinner. The flavours had all mingled nicely and it was one of the best curries I’d made. Even better was that it was a good recipe of Free and Speed foods, so hopefully I’ve given the diet plan a little boost.
curry 1 6Photo from June prior to starting SW weight programme. Yesterday, mine had a side salad with extra cherry tomatoes.

We were just polishing off our dessert (4 syns max) when the phone rang and it was Maggie’s surrogate Mummy. She asked if we were eating and if she could come down. We said we were just finishing our meal as we were running late so she decided against it.
We dropped in to see her this morning just to make sure everything was OK, and we are on for a game or two of Scrabble tomorrow night.
I anticipate getting absolutely hammered as she is a very intelligent lady, but hopefully will learn a few new words to use as ammunition against MOH next time we play him!
scrabble board


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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