Today is Saturday, 30th January

And it’s a cold one!
The wind is fierce, nearly blowing me off my feet this morning on our walk, but it’s dry and if you can keep out of the wind, actually quite mild.

Temperatures plummeted around 4.30 this morning, waking Hubby up in the process.
Old volcano chops here was sweating profusely and had thrown the covers off on my side, but Hubby was cocooned in the duvet, so I hadn’t inadvertently stripped him sotospeak.
He got up to get himself a drink and checked the thermostat, which showed 14º C (57.2 F), so he flicked the heating on. Meanwhile, Ms Vesuvius rolled over and went back to sleep.

The extreme changes in weather one day to the next is confusing. Rain is forecast later and until the early hours, so getting out for walks is going to be hit and miss. Not that it would be a problem really as we have our yellows which keep out the wind as well as the rain. If necessary, we have the leggings to match so can do our banana split impression walking up the road. People laughed at us when we were on the boat, but although our faces might have been chilled, the rest of us was warm and dry. Maggie had her own little jacket with a black waterproof pop-on that Hubby had made which you can make out in the left picture. It lasted well, and when we moved here, she had another pop over in her yellow jacket upon which we had stencilled DEAF and later ANXIOUS when her peripheral vision started to fail.

Lunch today is toad in the hole. The last one I remember making was in the bungalow when we had an Italian student staying with us and he wasn’t too keen. When he saw what it was he laughed, and announced it was ‘no frog’, and wanted seconds. Happy days.

Have a good day and keep safe everyone.


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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22 Responses to Today is Saturday, 30th January

  1. Liz says:

    I have not ventured out. My plan was get out of bed when I felt like it, as I knew I would have no energy. I woke up just after 9am. Still in PJ’s but shall get in other clothes soon.
    Nothing planned than reading.
    Lunch, may be a bit of a mux. Not quite sure what I’m having.
    Then I will be with my support bubble in afternoon.
    One half of support bubble wanted me down for luch, but I said I would be there in afternoon and depending how I feel, I may stop longer and have sandwiches.
    I have, as I have blogged this year, feel having weekends to myself are more precious than before. Just to switch off.

    • I think ‘me’ time is important, especially if you are busy throughout the week. It’s nice just to have a ploddy day. Ours are nearly all ploddy and the only thing we try to do every day (other than eat LOL) is go for a walk.

  2. quiall says:

    I had toad in the hole a lot as a child and I loved it! Great memories. Now I’m hungry. Have a good day.

  3. It is bitter cold here. Coldest so far this winter but it’s the wind that makes it really brutal. Yesterday’s high was 25 degrees F (-3.8C) with winds at 40 mph. I didn’t want to go out!

  4. I have the window open even if the furnace is going, the heat is to dry for me. And what is a Toad in the hole?

  5. Yes, the weather has been strange all over we are expecting a mild weekend but SunValley got so much snow, the ski runs were shut down because of the danger. I still have hot flashes or night sweats as they called them at my age but they feel the same. I got a notice from the hospital to made an appointment for the vaccine. Pumpkin is going to be a cat with special needs. Have good walks and stay safe.

  6. murisopsis says:

    Hmm. Is toad in a hole an egg in a slice of toast or is it a sausage baked in a pudding? I don’t think I’ve had either but it does sound intriguing. We are bracing for a lot of snow here. Stay warm!

    • Sausages in yorkshire pudding Val. I like the sound of an egg in the toast though! That would actually be quite a good snack/final meal of the day for me as eggs are free and I could have the bread as my 2nd B option.

  7. I’ve always wondered what “toad in the hole” IS. I’m sure it’s not an actual toad, and I’m also sure that someone has told me, but I didn’t retain the knowledge. So can you enlighten me? As to the weather, it was raining here yesterday, really streaming down. It felt like spring and I just hope the plants know the difference, as we’ve had the peach crop up here ruined a few years due to early budding and then frost which kills the buds. No peaches for us! But when I got up this morning, there were at least two or three inches of snow on the ground. Ziggy was not best pleased and is stretched out now in front of my fireplace, warming his belly. The sun has been fitful, peeping in and out of the clouds, but it’s mostly overcast. It’s not that cold all the same. And thank goodness the wind has died down. That moans around my house, and rattles the windows and freaks Ziggy out. I hope you get a good walk in!

    • Hi Melanie! Two walks so far, one round the park and one round the estate.
      Toad in the hole is sausages (‘toad’) in yorkshire pudding (hole). I cooked the sausages first, then made up a batter mix of flour (plain is best but I only had self raising), an egg and some milk, then poured that over the sausages and put it back in the oven for about 20 minutes.
      The wind is blowing madly and is bitter, but we enjoyed our walks and had hot soup when we got back from the second.
      Hope Ziggy is suitably toasted.
      Oh it must be wonderful to pick a fresh peach off the tree! We miss our apple tree as we could do just that for apple sauce or crumbles. Nothing like it.

  8. I had to look up the recipe for Toad in the Hole and that sounds really good.

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