Monday, October 15, 2007

Busy day - warm and windy - Sainsburys



The tree in Picture 1 is a Liquidamber and is always gorgeous in its Autumn livery. If you ever think of buying one it is necessary to make sure get the dwarf version (max. eight 8-10 feet) the standard issue tree can reach 80 feet without even thinking about it. The reason Picture 2 abuts is because it is a detail from the same tree, down at the bottom. Weirdly varied leaves are the Liquidamber's thing and can vary from a shimmering blue, through emerald green to postbox red.

Picture 3 is just some gazanias? from Lidl and the orange colour is quite eye-catching. If they last till Thursday I'll probably take a bloom for Roy's close-up session. We don't want everyone stuck with artichoke heads!

Today has seemed action-packed. Shopping in Arnold Sainsburys' where lots of alterations are taking place. Difficult to park and freezing cold inside - a little fine tuning may be necessary. We picked Joan up and went to The Cheesecake Shop on Mapperley Top for lunch. Y and I both settled for the soup and toasted ciabatta, and Joan had a pasta and salad which looked more like a risotto with pasta bits in it. Ours was delicious but Joan's looked a little heavy.

The coffee, as always, was ace!

Re: Comments Thank you very much Jill for all the info on the Knitting Week. What with 13/14yr old youths wanting to knit and everything else you must feel good that you could make such a contribution. I'd love to see something knitted in wool from the underbelly of a musk ox - so, when it's finished please take it's photo! If you e-mail it me I would love to blog it. And the best anagram I could manage from Ungleby Cowpertrew is " Get up Brewery Clown " - anyway, Bungus is having us on !

AnonymousRob. According to Wiki, Bruce was born 22nd Feb 1928 and 'Doesn't he do well?'

Bungus. I admit that I must have enough rhythmic and tone sense to be able to enjoy Take Five. When I read your comment my first thought was "Good. At least the link worked". And Ungleby Cowpertrew also claims to have seen a musk ox roaming on the old Brinsley Pit Tip. If so the beast will be pursued and slain, whereupon I shall cook it, we can all eat it and send Jill the wool from the underbelly.

Quote of the day:-

'We are going to fetch you your bread and your butter,
Your beef, pork and mutton, eggs, apples and cheese"

Big Steamers - by Rudyard Kipling


We omnivores have never really got excited about lettuce and cucumbers and such......

....Catch you tomorrow.


4 comments:

bungus said...

Ungleby Cowpertrew has benn one of my many aliases since the 1950s.

I have been ordered to eat more meat.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe Brucie is nearly 80! He most certainly is doing well. Hope I do as well if I live that long.
Have just spent an unproductive half hour trying to anagram Ungleby Cowpertrew. Now I know why I'd be no good on Countdown, though it might be worth a visit to see Carol Vorderman. Anyway I gave up and tried a couple of anagram sites suggested by Google. Both just gave a list of words that made no sense, eg Bloc Gurney Twerp We. To me an anagram should make sense and not just be a collection of words made up from the original.
Rob

bungus said...

No, it's just a name like Lockit and Gunscrew (Ironmongers) or Steel Peach & Tozer BC.

Jill said...

http://yarnstorm.blogs.com/knitblog/ If you look at this blog and scroll down an entry there is an interesting bit about making quince cheese, and some of the comments tell of its history. Well, I thought it was interesting....

It will be a long time before I photograph anything made of qiviet (underbelly etc.etc.) it is so fine - ask Y if she remembers 2ply knitting wool, and tell her this is like 1 ply, and she will explain. I have enough to do a scarf, or a smaller scarf if I use the yarn double, which I may do.

I think anagrams ought to make at least one sensible word, or a phrase, not just disjointed words. I like 'orchestra' which becomes 'carthorse'. At one time I had a little collection...OK, sad, I know!

Do hope the bood test was satisfactory.

And I love that tree, I have written down the name, would like one like that. Do they come dwarf, one you could plant in a pot, I wonder. Those blue/red/green leaves are wonderful.