Rant over, it is safe to come out from behind the sofa.
I will still use AF, I will just have to box clever about my order day and try to aim for a Monday delivery. That is a day when I am usually
Now I have got that off my chest I want to welcome a new follower, PugMomQuilts. I had a trip out yesterday, hence no blog post, and saw a pair of adorable black pugs, Mum and daughter. They were as cute as buttons, Mum was a bit stand offish but daughter was full of herself and demanded a cuddle from me and a fuss from Ben. Who, I might add, was totally entranced by the attention.
We stopped in a bit of Sandringham Woodland and Ben was a very happy little dog, chasing round. He met 2 very big very muddy Golden(HA mudden more like) Retrievers and had a mad chase me chase you session.
I spotted this tree and just loved the shape.
Once it is in leaf all those horizontal lines will be lost.
I received a gift, it was given with an apology in case I was offended. Just look.
There is no date or number to be seen but it is well used.
I will be making the Granny loaf soon.
As you can see there are marks and smears from a busy cooks fingers, I remember once putting a wooden spoon down onto a page of my first cookbook and leaving a dollop of Parkin mix behind, the stain is still there.
I am thrilled with my gift, much better than a shiny "coffee table tome" full of glossy pictures of meals that take a weeks worth of money to make.
On another note, I have shared with you my blog hopping trips, I have found some great blogs to follow and to make an occasional visit that way.
One of the best was Sew and Sow Farm, written by Jan. Well she has just reached a milestone, a year of blogging and to celebrate is having Five Days of giveaways, today's is for some wonderful Aurifil thread. Do go and have a look, I look forward to her posts and often pop in and visit some of her followers too.
Reasons to be grateful
1. Glorious sunny days.
2. Meeting new dogs on my walks.( and the owners)
3. A load of goodies on their way from AF.
4. An unusually mild February, at least it is here.
5. The ability to say "Yes Please" to the offer of a trip out in our lovely countryside.
I am so glad that I made the decision to retire last year, I would have missed out on so much if I had stayed part time.
I certainly would not have had the time to learn to crochet.
And as I have the offer of a trip out shortly, just a quick visit to Else,s ( I will have to tell you about that place) I am off now,
Love the lines on that tree, Pam can see why you needed to take the photo! And the little cookery book I would put at very late '40's early 50's because it is very like one my mum had in the kitchen drawer.ReplyDelete
My Granny had one very similar, she never used it but I did. She dragged an old set of balance scales out for me to use and taught me to cook, that was in the late 50'sDelete
I think all of my cookbooks & garden books too are covered with some sort of splatter. They look well loved then, it is a lovely gift.ReplyDelete
I am hoping to make something from it at the weekend, I shall treasure it. It came from someone in their 70's with the words " This was Mother,s I thought you would like it" and I do.Delete
I had the same problem with approved food and rang them. I was told that normally they have DPD deliver and they will give you an hour delivery slot, but if you buy things that have the fragile logo (a pair of hands cradling a jar) then DPD won't take it so they use Citylink who make you wait in all day. They will let you change the delivery day, though.ReplyDelete
My mum had a Bero cookbook; I wish I had it now!
I emailed and had a grumble and they said much the same to me, they did say that I should get a 2 hr slot from Citylink.Delete
Weather lovely here today, too, but I had a lot of home-based things to do so have only manage a short walk along the road to Aldi. I had that problem with AF re the deliveries a while back and I did actually email them to complain. The last time I ordered before Xmas they were back to using DPD and the usual one hour delivery slots. Very envious of your vintage cookery book.ReplyDelete
I emailed also and got an apology and an explanation, I haven't been to Aldi for ages, I am really only buying milk, eggs and fresh stuff. Those cupboards and freezers have to be used up. My AF order will last for ages, well until Fran has a look at it.Delete
I've an ancient Bero book and a lovely shiny new one! I use the old one all the time with it's missing cover and splattered pages. It wouldn't seem *right* using the new one!ReplyDelete
I am happy to say that I have stacks of cook books and rotate them around. I will be keeping this one handy though for a regular trip down memory lane.Delete
Thanks for the personal welcome! We hope that you will come and visit our blog too! Romeo, Elvis and LarryPug want you to know that they are not stand-offish at all and will make a big fuss over you!ReplyDelete
Nancy from PugMom Quilts!
You were right, I popped over and got a waggy welcome.Delete
What a fun old cookbook! I like older recipes best too, that use plain real ingredients. Have fun cooking.ReplyDelete
My "new" book is full of store cupboard recipes and i look forward to using it.Delete
You can tell the recipes that I use the most as the are stained but all sorts of ingredients spilt on them by mistake!ReplyDelete
Some of my older ones are dogeared and stained, I borrowed a cook book from the Library ages ago and one recipe was marked with a bacon rasher, cooked and well dried out. The funny thing was that it was a vegetarian book.Delete
Haha. Laughed reading that. People are so funny!Delete