Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Any way the wind blows...

And it's blowing today! I need to get out and do 4500 more steps in a bit, but for now I'll hunker down and converse with you good people. And pray for it to die down a little.

It's been busy, busy here, so without further ado...


Looooong morning walk while chatting to my Mum.

Yummy giant prawns with Luann's Kale Salad for lunch.

Another mammoth walk to the hairdresser for a fringe trim and then to the fishmonger, butcher and supermarket. We were done in after!

To celebrate the boy moving in we went out for dinner to our local Korean barbecue restaurant. We'd been before and knew the score.

Spinach with garlic and spicy kimchee.

Peppery hot beef rib broth.

Sliced pork belly and vegetables on the BBQ.

Cheap and tasty meal out.


I started the day right with smoked salmon, scrambled egg and avocado.

Another sunny walk, this time with my cousin and her hubby to The Garage Lounge, a very chic cafe nearby.

I had elderflower tea and we dreamed of running a cafe together. I also dreamed of cake.

We headed home and I cooked up a roast chicken dinner (sorry, no photo!) before we headed to the cinema with friends to see Django Unchained. I recommend it, but like all Tarantino films, it ain't for the faint-hearted. And it's long, so you'll get butt-ache.
We had a light supper of squid salad when we got in. Squid, charred peppers, basil, coriander, olive oil, rocket... This was good - try it.
I got up at 4.30am to catch the plane to Manchester!
Breakfast frittata prepared the night before with veggies and smoked salmon eaten in the car. OMG this tasted amazing! Like pizza! Definitely doing again.
I took leftover roast dinner with me for lunch. It was grand. I love cold roasted sweet potatoes!

And a sweet plum.

Good job I did take food because my hunch about the buffet was right. Carb. Fest. I did have some very nice watermelon and mango, though.

My flight back was at 8pm, so we grabbed dinner on the way to the airport. Tuna steak and salad with salsa verde. Really good.

I then walked around the airport to hit my step target. I did it!
Home at 9.30. Collapsed.
More roast! The last of the leftovers... The dinner that just keeps giving. Plus plum and blueberries.
Mackerel salad for lunch and a beef stew in the slow cooker for dinner. Time to clean and get out for that walk!
What's the most exotic cuisine you've eaten?
Korean is up there! Peruvian, too - I love ceviche. 


  1. Great Blog! You have inspired me to get more veggies in my diet!

    1. Thank you! The only problem is trying to fit all those veggies in my small refrigerator! Worth it, though :)

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    1. As have you! I have a feeling we'll both be collapsing at the weekend!