Today is Monday, 4th January

It is a miserable day, cold, windy, and we’ve had heavy sleet. Snow is forecast for later in the week, and (son of) The Beast from the East seems to be in full force. We have double glazing, and replaced all the panels in 2019, but can still hear the tuneless wind whistling past us.
The night saw heavy rain and wind gusts of up to 35mph, but we can see no storm damage on our boundaries or properties in the immediate vicinity.

We have some shopping to do, so will be venturing out to the local supermarket shortly.
I’m not looking forward to that, but hopefully there won’t be a lot of people about, and we’ll be able to get what we want in the fresh fruit and veg line. The last lot of fresh fruit available was dire, so we didn’t bother.

Lunch today is cottage pie with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and green beans on the side.
I need to get a few things that Hubby can snack on as most of my ‘For Christmas’ goodies are biscuits or chocolate! That’s a lot of treats for me when I lose something each week at text in, but the best before dates cover it! LOL

Hope your days have all started well.
Keep safe.

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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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12 Responses to Today is Monday, 4th January

  1. Ian Kay says:

    I was eating a bag of Twiglets my wife bought for Christmas and reading the packet, it seems to be a sort of health food – basically fibre and vitamin Bs. So I finished off the packet! 😀

    Usually, I get in a variety of bags of dried fruit and nuts from Lidl and will occasionally lunch on a bowl of these when I’m short of time, or just too lazy to make a sandwich. They’re very good from Lidl: prunes, dates, figs, mango, brazils, almonds, pecans and walnuts.

    • Dried fruit and nuts can be quite horrendous in syns, and I’m not particularly ‘nutty’ anyway (stop laughing). I have apricots on my cereal, and put sultanas in my curry though.
      So far, so good. 🙂

      • Ian Kay says:

        Sorry, Di, I don’t know, what is syns?

      • Sorry, Slimming World gives foods a syn value, so you can eat anything you like, but the ‘naughty stuff’ in moderation as the syn value is higher. Weight Watchers have points I think, but all diets are different in their approach as you are aware. SW has worked for me (in total I’ve lost almost 3 stone since 2016, and it has stayed off for the past 18 months or so, apart from my little gain at Christmas) so I am sticking with it. I am a target member so don’t have to pay as long as I stay within the set parameters which gives me three pounds either side of my target weight.

      • Ian Kay says:

        Ah, I see. Yes, I suppose dried fruit and nuts can contain a lot of sugars and fats?

        I’ve only been on one diet, years ago. It was a programme on the BBC so it was called the BBC Diet. (I think we still have the book somewhere.) You were allowed to eat literally as much of one thing as you liked as long as it was cucumber or celery.

      • Both give me indigestion!! Dried or tinned fruit can be high in sugars so I became adept at reading labels! I love brazil nuts, but they attract 8 syns per 25g, or 6 and half each if covered in chocolate!

      • Ian Kay says:

        Eek! On the other hand, brazils are a source of rare selenium which is good for us men as it supposedly defends against prostate trouble.
        They are prone to going rancid though if not eaten soon once opened, as most oily nuts do.

      • Natural remedies are always the best. Garlic is keeping my blood pressure stable. I discovered years ago that chocolate brazils were a good laxative!!

  2. Sounds like my day from the weather to food shopping, except I always visit the supermarket in the evening when it’s very quiet!

    • We did before Christmas, but I wanted to get a sympathy card and as the shop shuts at 2pm (they’ve changed their opening hour to 8am to 2pm), we only wanted to go out once other than our walks.

  3. murisopsis says:

    We are braving the grocery store today too. I’m looking to get some more veggies as I used up all my broccoli and sugar snap peas and we finished off the cabbage on New Year’s day… I just hope it isn’t crazy busy.

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