Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Day Off

Today is my day off.  I so enjoy having a day off in the middle of the week.  Whilst others are at work and school, I can be pottering around the house, attending to some of the little things, and also doing some things just for me.  It is quite blissful.

So far today, I have

  • made the bed
  • emptied the suitcase from our holiday
  • put on a load of laundry
  • put away clean clothing
  • done some weeding - it is amazing how things grow in two weeks when there is alternating sunshine and rain!
  • played a computer game
  • worked on a cardigan for a friend's little girl
In my future, there will also be:
  • more laundry
  • making a lovely dinner
  • tidying, clean and decluttering the sitting room
  • more knitting
  • a bit of patchwork
  • a cycle ride
  • an evening walk
I feel happy and content.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Gluten-free Holiday

On Thursday of last week we met up with family living in Yorkshire.  They took us to Ilkley Moor Vaults and we all had a fantastic dinner.  

There was one tiny problem - I need to eat gluten-free, and there were just so many gluten-free dishes on offer it was incredibly difficult to decide what to eat!  That is the sort of problem it is wonderful to have.  :o)  Less than 20% of the items on the menu that night had gluten in them.  In the end, I had a roast chicken Provencal with ratatouille and roast potatoes, followed by a glorious chocolate truffle cake with ice cream.

This gastro-pub truly deserves the title 'gastro-pub'.  It was all so good.  We will definitely be returning to this eatery!