Rant time folks.
I have done the weekly hospital run with W, and once again I am amazed at the people who park where ever they can squeeze their cars in.
One week the car park that I drive through to get to the outside parking area was completely blocked by the brain dead who parked in the drive through paths.
Most weeks there are cars parked on the walkways, these are painted like zebra crossings and are for mums with pushchairs, people with walking aids and so on.
Today I was waiting for a space to be vacated when somebody went to her car, which was parked on a lined crossing. She was not leaving, oh no she was fetching her lunch! She was a member of staff! I did ask her why she parked so inconsiderately, she was quite rude but said that it was the first place she could get in and as she was running late took it. The staff parking area is a bit further away.
I was speechless, I did go to the main reception and lodge a complaint the time the car park was blocked. Something must have been done as it has not happened again.
Then there are the drivers who are either illiterate, can not read English or Welsh or have severely impaired sight. They are the ones who ignore STOP, No Entry and No Right Turn signs.
W could get a blue badge so I could use a disabled bay. To my mind that would be dishonest, I can drop him off and pick him up and I can walk with no problem.
I have finished, it does help to share.
Now I have had my lunch, I put a pan of soup on as soon as I got back, it was lush.
Only took 30 minutes.I used a bag of diced sweet potato and butternut squash from Tesco, 35 p RTC, there was some diced red onion in there as well. I just sweated it for 5 minutes in a drop of oil and stirred in some smoked paprika, salt and pepper, garlic granules and a little ground coriander and a tsp of dried basil, tipped in a tin of chopped tomatoes and a tin of red kidney beans (drained and rinsed), a good squirt of tomato puree and enough water to cover the ingredients. Brought it to the boil and simmered away, when I checked it for seasoning it needed a lift so I added a a dollop of tomato ketchup. Perfick!
I have sifted through a whole load of things that have been on Fran's bed, they are now in their proper places. I found my rotating cutting mat on there, it was mixed up with some paperwork, I have been hunting for it for a few days and was on the cusp of buying a new one. They Are Not Cheap. Sweet relief when it turned up.
I have one more Dresden plate to make, the middle one with 4 different prints in each of the 5 colours. I hope to get it at least well on the way if not finished today.
It is a grey, gloomy and dismal day here with sporadic rain, but it is bright in the sewing room so I am off to start my fabric selection.