Saturday, June 30

This and that!







Yesterday was my birthday. We had a long chat about what to do, ie should we go out for a meal, but in the end I decided I would prefer to have a meal at home. We had to make a journey to a farm shop Wakefield in order to deliver a tool re Jon's business, so I prepared a beef casserole and left it in a low oven whilst we went about our business.

We had been to the farm shop before - here and what a FANTASTIC place it is too! Whilst Jon was in the workshop I busied myself looking round the fantastic cheese selection, wine cellar and fresh produce. I came away with some fantastic cheese and vegetables for our meal. I also bought some WONDERFUL rose wine and a portion of sticky toffee pudding as it is one of Jon's favourites. By the time we returned home I was so pleased with my decision to eat at home - it was quite late and we were both very tired. Jon had insisted on doing all the driving, being it my birthday, so all I had to do was prepare a few vegetables, chill the wine and serve up! Fantastic! I must admit my healthy eating plan took a bashing when I HAD to have a small piece of sticky toffee pudding when Jon had gone to bed! I helped myself to a very very small  portion.......then another very very small portion ......then another very very small portion ......then another very very small portion ..until - as if by magic the whole portion had disappeared, right before my eyes..no doubt showing up later on my hips!!!

The shop have a special offer on each Friday so with the 2 steaks I bought I received a free sauce - which we are having tonight.....diet resumes on Sunday!

The weather continues to be quite naff! It is very consistent however - a couple of hours sunshine followed by a downpour, ideal conditions for weed growth!We did make a dash for the blue skies today only to see the same sky turn black and the heaven's opened - our bike gear is drying off as I speak!


22 comments:

  1. ha ha you are so like me. I took a bite out od Husbands chouz bun and tried to trim it up with a knife LOL
    Happy birthday for yesterday!!

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  2. Happy Happy Birthday...
    I must have goofed as I marked your Birttday on June 5th That day was I was so sick so I thought i miss your Day ? ? ? what was I thinking when I wrote out my calendar ?
    You Day sounds lovely to me. A nice day out at the farm shop with a wonderful dinner at home. No rush no fuss just enjoyment !
    Pretty Perfect I think !

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. Happy Birthday! Sound slike you had a nice day, the farm shop sounds neat. A nice dinner and a yummy dessert is perfect to me. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Belated Birthday Blessings to a Biking Blogfriend! xx

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  5. Happy happy birthday...you just know there will be a spreadsheet/pie chart on the missing pud don't you?!
    Jane x

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  6. Happy belated birthday, Denise. You deserve all those very small portions, surely they were so very small that they all only added up to a small portion. Anyway, it was your birthday and you deserve a treat.

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  7. Belated birthday greetings! You're allowed to be wicked on your birthday ;)

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  8. Blogland is full today of pictures of cakes - I have seen doughnuts on one site, fancy cakes on another, and now - the piece de resistance - sticky toffee pudding. It is so long sine i tasted it that I have forgotten what it tastes like - now I want some.
    Do hope you are feeling your old self again Denise.

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  9. Happy belated birthday! I would have been sneaking in for a nibble, too. lol

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  10. Ah, belated happy natal day. Small portions don't count on your birthday!

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  11. Oh Denise! So glad you had a happy birthday...sorry I missed it - we'll have to celebrate again in August! lol And don't you know that calories don't count on your birthday? lol

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  12. Your weather is identical to ours! I was trying to get clothes dry today and we kept having to do a mad dash to the line...gave up after 3rd attempt and put them in the dryer!
    Oh that sticky toffee pudding looks divine! Yum!
    I'm sure it doesn't count if you ate it in small portions, kind of like cake crumbs...lol!!
    Belated Happy Birthday! glad it was a good one.

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  13. Oh, sticky toffee pudding!! How could you have resisted?! My husband is very good at giving blessings that take all the calories out of food:) Happy birthday, Denise.

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  14. Belated birthday wishes, Denise. It sounds like you had a great day. It was my husband's birthday yesterday and we too celebrated the day by eating at home - beef casserole, followed by a sticky gooey caramel pudding from M&S! Diet starts tomorrow, because today we're celebrating again with our son and his family! Strawberry pavlova and birthday cake.

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  15. Belated Birthday Greetings to you Denise.

    Have a great week too.

    Sandie xx

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  16. Sounds like a great birthday - many happy returns. Who could resist sticky toffee!

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  17. Ooooohhhh! that looked good! Belated Happy Birthday!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  18. A Belated Happy Birthday!

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  19. Belated Happy Birthday! Those small pieces are usually the best ;)

    CJ x

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  20. Oooo that choccy stuff looks yummylicious :)

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