Friday, 21 February 2020

A DAY in the LIFE ..........



Some of my lovely blogging friends write posts about their day and have said how they like to hear about other people's days.  I've never written about a typical day in my life, unless I have been somewhere interesting, as I felt like my days are quite ordinary a lot of the time { as it is for most of us } but, thinking about it, I rather like reading about a typical day in your lives so, here goes ..........
This was a couple of days ago ..........




Got up !!!!!



Dressed in these biker boots, leggings, khaki top and black jacket and my 'as always' silver jewellery .....



Got in my mini { John Cooper Works model ! } and drove to the shops .....



There is a family friend of 93 that I visit regularly who hasn't been well ..... she's had that cough that goes on for weeks ! So, I did her shopping, made a tad more complicated as she has to have everything gluten free ! One thing on her shopping list was a large bag of songbird bird seed ..... it weighed 14 kgs ..... I nearly broke my back lugging it from shelf to trolly, trolly to conveyer belt, conveyer belt to trolly, trolly to car, from car to house and through her house !!! I know thats not me in the image but I like to think I look like that 😂 .....



Made prawn salad for her which she  had, accompanied with half a bottle of Rosé !!! ..... she then asked if I could feed the birds, feed the fish in the pond, put the food away and take her washing upstairs ! That done, I drove home through lousy weather ..... saw so many trees that had fallen over !



Got home around 7.00 pm and made salmon with quinoa, long grain rice. black rice, edamame beans, black barley and red pepper, tenderstem broccoli and sweet stemmed cauliflower ..... have you had sweet stemmed cauliflower ? It's my favourite veg at the moment. 



I think that some might say that I have slightly overcooked the salmon as they say when you see those white bits its overcooked but, it wasn't ..... so there !!!

Well, there you are ..... nothing very exciting ..... probably the sort of stuff that we all do. Obviously I don't do this everyday ...... I do do other things !!! 

PS: I seem to have lost spellcheck on Blogger ...is it just me ? 

PPS : Just to make it clear, only my 93 year old family friend drank the Rosé ..... I was driving.

XXXX





image 1: via pinterest, image 4: via google, all other images via me


Jackie

40 comments:

  1. When I was a student, one of my holiday jobs was Furniture Removals; a dreadful job. However, occasionally it was interesting; one such job was moving John Cooper from Kingston down to Angmering (I think) on the coast. As you can imagine, his house was filled with interesting memorabilia.

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    1. Good old John Cooper ... what an iconic car that has stood the test of time ! I love mine .... it’s so fast and nippy ! Hope you are enjoying the turkey 🍗 XXXX

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    3. It was really good. Beautifully moist, etc.

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    4. Lovely .... I guess you will now be allowed back in the sitting room. 😂🤣😂 XXXX

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  2. This was such a fun read dear Jackie - as I sit here watching last night's 2" of snow melt in the sunshine. Our first and only snow this winter most likely!

    The guys in the master bedroom are putting in my new floor - drills, hammering along with Mexican melodies, and freezing temps with the front door wide open for 3 hrs. They should be done within the hour though thankfully.
    I'm dressed in two layers of cashmere sweaters and thick ugly sweat pants - if I could only find my fingerless gloves in one of those bags/boxes of clothes I had to store upstairs, they would have helped!
    How sweet to help your friend - advanced age ladies such as that usually are thankful for assistance, I can't imagine having to do all those chores when that old - of course I may not make it but my dear mum did make 91!

    Jackie, I too have lost 'spellcheck' as have many others apparently if you go to Blogger forums. I can't make head or tail as to how to find it from some of tips left there. Now I find I can't reply to comments left on my posts!
    Loss of both of these features are most annoying and it seems Blogger doesn't give a rat's ass about us anymore.
    Enjoy this day - and stop the heavy lifting please.
    Hugs - chilly Mary x

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    1. Oh Mary ...... you are having a lot done but how lovely it will be when finished. The lady that I visit is absolutely amazing for her age ..... her mind is perfect .... her only problem is arthritis in her knees so walking is a problem. My Great grandmother reached 99, my grandmother mid nineties and my dad 91 !
      Keep warm Mary and hope to see your bedroom when it’s finished !
      By the way, I usually look about the same as you when I’m not going out 🤣 XXXX

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    2. Oh, and thanks for the spellcheck info ! Good to know it’s not me ! XXXX

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  3. Sounds good. There are days I'd rather not relive by recounting them.

    Spell checker? I don't like it. I don't want it. Naturally, I get what I don't want. Spellchecker with my new computer. How to disable it? You may ask why would I? Well, you know, I like a challenge. If only knowing how to spell without help. And having the grace to admit when I did [misspell].

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  4. Hi Ursula,
    I like to think that I’m a pretty good speller but, I like to check it as, when I make the odd mistake, there is always some clever clogs who loves to correct me . .. I don’t want to give them the satisfaction 😂🤣😂 XXXX

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  5. Blogger spellchecker has been removed by Blogger. They recommend using the spellcheck provided by your browser. I never use spellcheck anyway, Chromebook changes everything to American spelling and I have fight it. I like your day and the lady you visit obviously has style. xx

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  6. Hi Rachel,
    I’m not too bothered about spellcheck .... I just wondered if it was just me ..... I just like to check everything ..... I’m very much like my dear old dad ! I don’t think that not having it will ruin my blogging experience 😂🤣. The 93 year old lady is a family friend and is amazing for her age..... I have a feeling that you would like her .... she is a very strong woman and well up on politics . XXXX

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  7. I'm back! Now girls, you know we are all fantastic spellers BUT I kinda (is that a real word or American slang?) liked the Blogger spellcheck just for a final check of a new post prior to hitting the PUBLISH button. Sometimes, when in a rush to share something awesome with readers, or changing things around in a post, a teeny weeny mistake is made. Oh well, nothing in life is perfect, least of all old me!

    Jackie, I also meant to say that your salmon dish with the great additions looks delish! I'm cooking something similar for supper right. I need to hunt down 'sweet-stemmed cauliflower'
    which sounds great.

    My flooring looks awesome - I love it. Will post more pix later.
    Mary X

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    1. I’m the same .... I just like to check that everything is right. The sweet stemmed cauliflower is just like tenderstem broccoli but cauliflower !! XXXX

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  8. Loved your post . ..
    Not the bird seed hauling.
    Save your back girl!
    Nice you are helpful to “Miss 93“ . . .

    Cauliflower is my new veggie . . .
    Have always liked It . . , showing up often at our table of late.
    Liking it better than potatoes . . . better for me/us too.
    Wish you were chef at our house.
    Everything looks de-lish!

    Great idea for a post Jackie . ..
    I just did a post on my rings and bracelets.
    Kind of fun!

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    1. Hi Lynne ..... I love all cauliflower but this one is lovely ..... just like tenderstem broccoli. I’ll be over to have a look at your rings and bracelets ..... I did a post on my jewellery once. XXXX

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  9. I've lost "spell-check" also !!!! XXXX
    Well, you had a lovely day in service, I think. But, we do this because we know our friends need us !! I think you are amazing to do all that in one day, cook 2 meals? Never! I'm loving being at home right now. I walk my little Bono, the rock-star Maltese 4 times a day, go to the market, the pharmacy, the post office, etc. & never have time to clean and/or organize. I'm beginning to not even notice the messes piled around. hahahahaha Sending love, darling one.....

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    1. Hi Marsha ..... good to know I’m not the only one to lose spellcheck !
      Sounds like you are really enjoying life ...... housework is over-rated ..... life is too short to be cleaning !!! Sending love back XXXX

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  10. Just a normal day...like the most of mine...life is good...love happy evening love ❤️ Ria

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    1. It was just a normal day Ria ... happy weekend ... sending lots of love. 💕 XXXX

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  11. Yes, I've lost spell check as well.

    Your day sounds like a busy, hardworking one. How kind of you to help out your 93 year old friend. My mother-in-law is 92 and we live half way across the country from her. I am sure that any help she gets from the children of her friends is a blessing.

    Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth .... the 93 year old lady lives in London and her daughter lives in Yorkshire so both are grateful for any help.
      Thanks for letting me know you’ve lost spellcheck too ..... good to know it’s not just me !
      Enjoy your Sunday. XXXX

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  12. Every "ordinary" day is a day not given to many, so I try to enjoy every day and count my blessings. Not always easy but important.

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    1. Totally understand what you are saying Z ..... thinking of you and hope you are feeling well. XXXX

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  13. I THINK I CAN COMMENT AGAIN!
    One has to use CHROME free to install its a GOOGLE THINGY!
    LETS SEE FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!!!!!!
    WHAT A DAY YOU HAD!!!
    LOVED IT!
    XX

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    1. YAY ..... good to see you can comment again Elizabeth ...... even though I keep up with your blog, it’s good to see you here .... I’ve missed you. My fingers are now permanently crossed !!! XXXX

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  14. Delicious looking meals, and, yes, the sort of day we all experience. We look back in the evening and wonder where all the time went!
    Is half a bottle of rosé the secret a long life? If so I don't think I'll make it!

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    1. Haha ! She does like a drink ...... Champagne being her favourite🥂.... I have to say that my grandmother drank whiskey everyday and lived until she was 93, my dad loved a glass of wine and most things alcohol and lived until he was 91 and my great grandmother was 99 when she died ( I’m not sure about her drinking habits !!! ) Go get yourself a bottle 😂🤣😂 XXXX

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  15. Every "ordinary" day is a day not given to many, so I try to enjoy every day and count my blessings. Not always easy but important.custom made blankets

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    1. It is very important and I remind myself of that everyday. XXXX

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  16. Dear Jackie, this is my second tentative step back into bogland (just reading...).
    First I visited Rosemary, now you: you have exquisite photos as always, mouthwatering (and no: I didn't know that that sort of cauliflower even exists!)
    And, come to think of it: that was not only an ordinary day that you described - it was splendid!
    (Thinking of my life at the moment I would have to write three columns : my day in Berlin, my day in Bavaria with the little triplets, and my day in the Netherlands. But at the moment that is too much to write about - I need the time to live!) My best wishes to you! Britta

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    1. Oh Britta, how lovely to hear from you and how are those beautiful triplets ? Our newest grandchild is nine months now ... just a few months older than the triplets ! She is crawling and into everything .... I know what hard work one is so I can imagine what triplets are like ...... everyone in your family must be very tired but you must be loving them. I look forward to having you back in Blogland soon and to hear of your adventures. Thank you so much for finding the time to comment. Much love to you Britta. XXXX

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  20. It sounds like a good way to be during this crisis. Helping a friend.

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    1. I’m afraid that I can’t help her much now but she is OK and getting her shopping delivered. I ring her so we can have a chat to pass the time !!! XXXX

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  21. You did a lot in one day, and the food you prepared looks yummy. I am sure your older friend appreciated all you did for her.

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