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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Betwixt and Between

I so enjoyed my dinner last night, they do say that hunger is the best sauce, well let me tell you that if you add a splash or three of fig balsamic ( a Christmas gift) from Fortnums then the sauce becomes nectar.


I ate all this almost without breathing, no not really, I savoured every mouthfull. Tonight I am trying some Quorn "chicken" pieces, I took the inspiration from Scarlet and have shamelessly lifted a recipe from her blog.




It really is Apple Blossom Time now and I stop to have a look every time that I pass my little trees.

Now to the post title, I had a great day out yesterday and in complete contrast I am half way through cleaning the cupboard under the stairs AKA The Glory Hole, I also have my beady eyes on the little utility room off my kitchen. I have moved some things from utility to glory already. Some junk has been evicted, some useful items are ready for the charity shop and several yards of cobwebs have been disposed of.
While I was working away I was musing over life and stuff, as you do, and how old I felt and how that changed day to day. 
I have reached the baffling conclusion that I am too old to be young and too young to be old. I refuse to be middle aged, far too frumpy and a horrible label. It implies that you have thrown the towel in as far as colour goes and dress in beige and wear sensible shoes.
Hmm I do wear sensible shoes, as a size 9 I have no option, but they are in rainbow colours.
I did have a beige skirt and wore it a few times before it had to go back to the CS from whence it came.
Most days I feel no change from my thirties, it is only the odd stab from my Sciatic nerve that reminds me they were 30 years ago.
I walked miles yesterday while out, walked Ben before I left and almost as soon as I returned. Had a reasonable bedtime of 11:00 and woke early this morning and hit the floor running. I am keeping my metaphorical fingers crossed that I still feel good after the next thirty years have slipped by. 
In the meantime there is a whole lotta livin to do, and the ironing.

              TTFN                                                        Pam 

22 comments:

  1. Apparently because of the warm days and cool nights the blossom is really good and I have some beautiful flowering cherry and cordon apples that have never been so good. The birds will look forward to my cherries, usually gone overnight and I hope for more than the 2 apples I had last year. Just walking in the forest this morning The New Forest) with my dog and was delighted to see all the beech trees are out. They are absolutely stunning in the springtime, against the blue sky, so fresh and green.

    I certainly don't feel my age in my mind but my body is not too sure. I keep going all day until I suddenly realise that the pain in my back is more than just a nuisance and then a sit with a hot water bottle usually sorts me out. I am watching Poldark at the moment on the recorder so an hour soon passes and I am up and running again.

    I have just finished a beige cardigan using a ribbed knit fabric and I thought it would be very useful but I do feel very invisible in it and my husband says it is too bland so it may not stay long. I think beige is for blondes which is weird as they are pale themselves.

    Just sorting my wardrobe this morning and removing a few items for the CS and generally tidying it up. It is a double size, fitted wardrobe and all my stuff (winter and summer) goes in there which is great, although I don't have a lot of clothes.

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    1. My little apple trees are full of blossom, none on the plum though it is only 2 years old. Most of my seeds have done well and my plants all look healthy. I have had a mad day but all is well now, the freezer will be here on Saturday so if we get rain I will be batch cooking for a couple of days.

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  2. 'Too old to be young, too young to be old'......oh yeah, I can relate to that! I'm never going to dress like an old lady, and will be dyeing my hair until I can no longer raise my arms up to my head.

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    1. I dress to please myself with lots of colour, I don't dye my hair it is a mix of blonde and grey and I am happy with it at the moment.

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  3. I go day to day never remembering how old I am, once I passed 45 it didnt seem important any more, its only a number after old not a measure of with you have filled the passing years with. I am grateful each morning to wake on the green side of the grass I can have another stab at doing what makes me happy:-)

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    1. My age bothers me not, I have to stop sometimes and think whether it is practical to try some actions. I am still very active and have friends who have become old far too soon.

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  4. Only some days do I feel old, when the sun is shining I feel a reasonable age.

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    1. I only feel old when the days are grey, then I get in my sewing room and get some bright fabrics out. Then my heart sings and I am young again.

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  5. I'm certain I'm ageing faster on the inside than I am on the out. I had high blood pressure at 37 despite being a normal weight, a heart condition and cataracts at 43 ( both normally seen in people much older), and I now have Heberden's nodes on my fingers like my Mum who is in her 70s! On the outside I don't look too bad - minimal grey hairs or wrinkles, but the aches and pains tell me I'm much older than my 50 years. I refuse to give in to any of it though, and have been out and about today,have painted yet more trellis this afternoon and will be going to the allotment tonight.

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    1. Health issues are a bugger for making you feel more than your years, I am so fortunate that it is only at odd times that my sciatica lays me low. I have hardly seen outside today, but I got plenty done inside.

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  6. Isn't that a wonderful description "The Glory Hole". I think it's about the only thing I miss now I live in a bungalow

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    1. I have always called it that, it is like an indoor shed really and indispensable.

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  7. I think we are all the same, our bodies are not staying in tune with our minds, on the plus side when my mum was our age, she was old, we are all much younger, in our outlook.

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    1. I do not think old, I would not know how to, thankfully.

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  8. Loved this post, Pam. I am enjoying my grey hair! I know! I know, but I dyed it for so long then I got fed up, had it cut short and modern and let the grey show loud and proud - everyone said it knocked years off me!! So it just shows. I feel my 63 years when I gt puffed out and the limbs are a little stiff in the morning, but at no other time do I let it get to me.
    Was driving home from Norwich today down the old A47 and then up the windy twisty lanes to Gayton then to Grimston, and all the blossom was out, green buds everywhere, and in the sunshine it was wonderfully uplifting. More sunshine please! Lx

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    1. I have picked several bags of elderberries over the years from the lanes around there. That was in my wine making days.

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  9. Moving "stuff" from one place to another ... hmm! Yes, I'm sure we've all done that! I have a friend who's motto is "age in beige"! I always think about this whenever I'm tempted by "safe" colours!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. The only safe colour that I have is my white cotton undies and tee shirts, day time wear.The rest is a rainbow.

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  10. I've just discovered your blog-another one to add to my list. I was in an apple orchard today and noticed the blossom appearing. Always a sign that summer is on it's way
    X

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    1. Even with such a grey day the blossom is shining out.

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  11. I am hearing you Pam re colours ! I love colour too as you know . I know when I wear colour I feel better . No beiges or black wearing here! Pam I think why you are not bothered by ageing is you don't keep still long enough !!!! Lol! Being active and priductive with interests and friends families and the love of a good dog are the ingredients of being fulfilled xxxx

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    1. I have seen women looking so elegant in head to toe beige, but so washed out. It may be ok if you dress it up with colourful jewelry and scarves, but it is not for me.

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