Daily Journal: 28 October 2016 (Friday)

Fall is definitely here. Windy, cold, and the leaves are blowing around. In other words, I’m loving it! Fun to walk down the sidewalks, bundled up, and enjoying the fresh breeze. Had some hot chocolate after I came in from an afternoon walk (made from chocolate powder, a little sugar, and stirred together to dissolve the powder before adding the hot milk).

Slept a good portion of today, maybe have a little bug, but well enough to make some tuna noodle casserole for dinner. No mushroom soup, but use fresh mushrooms, a white sauce, and sauteed onions and celery, with peas added before adding in the noodles – then baking at 190 C or 375 F for 30 minutes (with bread crumbs on top). (I’ll let it cool a bit while I’m finishing this update.)

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Have been enjoying the Apple TV. While I enjoy British documentaries, I need to diversify what I watch. Still not settled down enough to read books. The last Kindle book took me two months to read. Difficult to sit still unless I’m exhausted, and then I don’t feel like reading. Even some of the local papers take me a week or more to pick them up to read. I’ll get back to reading again.

Speaking of food, I noticed the other day that we have not one, but two cheesemongers in Stockbridge. One at each end of the village. I’ve not gone into the shops – wouldn’t know what to ask for. I’m doing just find with the supermarket cheddar and parmigiano-reggiano cheese – but good to know, just in case. Both business seem to do a steady business.

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And below is a Grit Bin. These can be found most anywhere there is a chance of snow and ice and the contents of the bin, generally salt and grit, and spread when needed on the road or sidewalk. The one below looks like an early model, but I’ve seen some made of plastic.

Here is the Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grit_bin

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2 thoughts on “Daily Journal: 28 October 2016 (Friday)”

  1. wow, that cheesemonger’s looks familiar! I had to look it up on a map. I think it’s the same one I discovered, where we bought some Isle of Mull, Auld Reekie, Dunsyre Blue, and Orkney Grimbister. Had to look up my old photos. Thanks for the memories 🙂 Your trip looks great.

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