Trio No 4

Family, Life, Lunch

Trio no. 4

 

I woke this fine morning to the sound of the feathered residents of Salfords newest quayside building.  I smiled, due to the fact the mechanic eagle that’s been applied to distract them, appears to have had no effect on them what so ever – and their footprint of their nesting ground appears to have increased to the nearby solar panels of my neighbours.

A pleasant change from builders in their Workboots traipsing up and down the cul de sac on the way to work.

It wouldn’t have been as bad if the boys and their toys hadn’t woken me up earlier – i’m not a petrolhead myself, but when you’re just getting round the Halle Orchestra playing in your head, the last thing needed is a re-run of the Le Mans 24 Hr Race taking place outside your front door (for those who are new to my blog – I live by the busiest road in Europe (according to those in the know))

Skies a patchwork of cirrus, hopefully I wont get wet on the way to BASIC (Brain & Spinal Injury Centre)  this afternoon

With Mum at Work, I found Dad at his jovial self this morning – I came down to cereal as he was in an animated conversation with one of our friends from the Indian sub continent.  A word to the wise – when my Dad says NO to summat, it usually pays not to phone again…you will still get the same answer you got eight hours before…save the cash boys and girls – and stop phoning.

I came down to lunch to find Pizzas on the go, and dad playing his usual word games on his Kindle.   He’s now having fun with the colouring book app he’s found on Amazon Underground – Colorfy.  Should keep him happy before the chores begin…

Fish and Chips at the Great Orme

Historical, Lunch, Memories, Museum, Museums, Nature, Photography, Places, Pleasures, Travel, World War II

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Date : 19th May 2016

Location : The summit complex, Great Orme country park, Llandudno, North Wales

“If you can find them…and no-one else can help….maybe you can hire – THE A-TEAM”

A fateful but most enjoyable trip to a tall point of North wales

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Enjoy the view – i walked up a very tall hill to get to it 🙂

A bit like the fellow who walked up a hill and came down a mountain 🙂

The funny thing is Me, Bill, Nigel and Joe weren’t even supposed to be here – we headed off from our meeting point at Imperial War Museum North and somehow we missed our junction for the M6 and Buxton (our intended destination).  So we Headed for the M56 North Wales road instead, with all the delights that the country parks of wales could offer.

(I’m smiling about it now…..)

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Walking up the Great Orme, led us to the Summit Complex, with Educational facilities, Museum, Hotel and restaurant.  Our reward for reaching the summit ?  A really nice Lunch plate of Fish and Chips in the restaurant.

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There was a plaque dedicated to the forces who served at Great Orme when the Cafe was a Royal Air Force Radar Station, defending the nation against Nazi air attack in World war II – All four of us volunteer at Imperial War Museum North in Manchester – so i guess it was fate that we’d eventually end up somewhere with a connection to the armed forces…

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Inside the Visitor centre – there was a display of the Great Orme Landscape, its terrain – and the sea birds that reside there.

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Guillemots say Hello!

Being indoors in the restaurant – Our Lunches were safe from these regular visitors 🙂

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A Bench with a view

10,000 Spoons

Breakfast, Food, Lunch

10,000 Spoons

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Now here’s something

A spoon for every breakfast, luncheon soup, and after dinner pudding going….

It got my head spinning just thinking about it.

I mean just begin at breakfast time – each bowl of porridge, Weetabix , Cornflakes or Rice Krispies requires some transport from bowl to mouth,

Some might call it the most vital part of an adult or schoolkids day…

So call it five heaped spoons of porridge, and one spoon of sugar – before you’ve even started eating.  The porridge expands as it takes on the heated milk, and soon you have more than five spoonfuls.  The same rule applies to Museli…it seems to take on a life of its own upon the addition of milk..i equate it to the cold-milk equivalent of porridge.

Weetabix – can be eaten quite briskly, but that can take more than five spoonfuls after breaking down in the milk…and that’s if you only have one Weetabix.

and have you ever chased rice krispies around your bowl in the morning?  There’s a few spoons gone amiss.

Drink your tea in the morning – another couple of spoons go astray – as you mash the teabag in the hot water, stir in the milk and more sugar..

That’s four or five teaspoons of sugar at the start of the day and that’s within the first hour or so…

Lunchtime approaches, and you’ve used a spoon twice in the preparing something as simple as a tin of tomato soup 🍜, stirring in the pan and delivering the piping hot soup to a freshly laden bowl 🍲.  And there’s quite a few spoons used in delivering the contents of that bowl 🍲 to your tummy.

And then comes the puddings – and i’m not just talking about the eating of them…preparations of these sweet repasts leads to more of the guard being called upon to create these yummy treats.   Spoons for ingredients (normally one per ingredient – you don’t want honey all over your raisins or sultanas) , wooden spoons for mixing, maybe a spoon for setting out in the tin that goes in the oven, and then there’s a spoon for the sauce…

and all that comes before you sit down to eat the treat!

So after breakfast, lunch, tea, supper (and the tea, coffee and cocoa in between)  The bowl in the sink sees an awful lot of those silvery spoons in the course of a day…

Of course we don’t count them – but if we did, they’d surely mount up by the end of the week….