Out of Krispies

This morning, I decided to do ham and eggs for breakfast for a change as I had some mushrooms to use up and two ripe tomatoes that were just going soft.
breakfast-22-9All good for us, and the egg was done in water not oil, so no syns!
Hubby however was still hungry and so reached for his cereal to discover he was nearly out. I wasn’t surprised as he has a bowl sometimes in the evenings and tends to lose track until it’s too late.
We were in this particular supermarket yesterday but he said he didn’t need any, so today it seemed rather an expensive exercise to drive there for just one item (or maybe two or three) so we decided to walk.

We’ve done so before, and it exhausted all three of us as it’s almost one and a half miles each way, so at that time too far and we took several days getting over the experience.
Today we decided to take our time, knew where we could stop for rest breaks, and on the way back would visit the Abbey, then have a coffee on the last leg.

I went into the supermarket and left Hubby sitting on the triangular fence outside with the dog. It’s not all that comfortable, and even less so now that we both have less padding, but it meant Hubby wouldn’t have to stand in the queue which makes his legs ache.
triangular postI spent the small fortune of £3.97, buying 2 boxes of cereal, some cherry tomatoes and salad tomatoes, some cheap luncheon meat **, paracetamol and 6 kiwi fruit.
At the checkout, it didn’t all quite fit in the rucksack, so I took one lot of cereal out of the box, and it zippered up nicely. The guy at the till said he liked my style!

lady chapelIn The Abbey, we were able to light our candles in The Lady Chapel, placing them on the back row. It was extremely quiet and peaceful there today, and we think the Dads were feeling melancholy as their flames didn’t flicker very much for a while. Then they started to lean towards each other as if in conversation, so we felt they were with us.
I remembered that it’s my father-in-law’s birthday tomorrow, and he would have been 95.

On the way back up the High Street, we saw 2017 diaries in a card shop for £1. They are the perfect size for my food diary next year and a definite improvement on what was on offer in the market yesterday, so we bought one rather than wait until nearer Christmas when they would probably have gone up.

We got our latte coffees (that weren’t, new girl, but the price is all the same and it was still nice) and sat on the bench by the lights to drink them. I also got a piece of lardy cake for Hubby who needed a sugar fix, and broke off a small piece for me. Maggie was looking intently at him and his hand, waiting for a bit to come her way.

We got back to the boat at 2.30 pm so were out for over two and a half hours!
Tomato and green pepper pasta with herbs and garlic for tea, and a real treat for Hubby for afters, one of my spotted dicks aka stodge.
This is a simple dessert done in the microwave with no fat, just flour, sugar, an egg, and some sultanas for the spotty bit. As he had it all to himself, I served it in one of our larger bowls as an island (about 10 syns) surrounded by a yellow sea of custard (7½ syns).
I had a peach!
sleepAll in all, it’s been a good day, and we should all sleep very well tonight.

** The cheap luncheon meat is not for us. Hubby has separated the slices and frozen them individually.  Wonder if you can guess why.


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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6 Responses to Out of Krispies

  1. What a beautiful chapel ! And you had one of my favorite breakfasts…I make this 1 egg omelet, with a lot of mushrooms, tomatoes, sweet onion and a slice of sharp cheese, oregano. ☺

  2. Bernadette says:

    A satisfying day.😊

  3. lbeth1950 says:

    I love hearing about your life.

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