Welcome to new follower - Katie. I am have trouble with the back office bit of blogger so have not yet updated some of my links.
Temperatures are dropping rapidly here and I felt particularly chilled wearing a dress for the first time in a year. By the time the funeral of our neighbour was over yesterday morning I was chilled right through. Our dark clothes are not new, but tidy and appropriate for formal occasions. We were amazed that some people came in jeans and causal wear - am I old fashioned or has the world just changed?
Came home to make parsnip soup from the undersized ones we dug up yesterday; leaving the fatter ones for roasting later in the week. To cheer it up I added a big spoonful of Korma Curry sauce left from yesterday's chicken curry. There is enough in the pot for 3 more modest bowls for lunches. The good thing about more portion control at meal times is I am making a "lunch" dish for one out of the bits not dished up. Not on the plate, not in the tum - is our new mantra. It is taking me a bit of time to learn not to peal quite so many potatoes etc but at least the husband has stopped offering to mop up the extras! 14 stone and 2 lbs this morning - very near his target.
To accomplish number 10 in my list of things to do in 2016, having my wedding ring mended, I went to look for it! Opps, not where I thought it was. Half an hour of turning out drawers and I had a big pile of "costume" jewellery I have not worn for years and 5 broken wrist watches. Obviously down sizing and clearing out had not been that effective!
But who wears brooches these days? Should I have the "dressy" watches repaired as "heirlooms" for my grand daughters? Oh dear, I fear they have crept back into a drawer!
I put some beads into the craft tin for possible future projects. I discovered that despite not wearing earrings for some years my pierced ears still took a pair - so I pranced round all afternoon in a dangly pair!
There were some nice silver necklaces and bracelets which I should wear more often - even if just to go out casually.
I found the wedding ring and have put it to one side to take into town for an estimate from a jewellers along with a set of pearls from my mother's house clearance. My sister in law said they were "valuable" but somehow I doubt it as the only stamp on them says "Hong Kong"!
Lot of chat on blogger about the lottery - we gave it up some time ago and some spare money we had went into premium bonds. You may win a million with one number but you can still get your £1 back! I have worked on getting Lottery projects and it is NOT easy, time wasting and stressful for volunteer organisations with about a 1 in 1000 chance of getting anything out of it.