19 February 2016
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Okay, enough Spanish for now – the title is as far as the Spanish goes for this blog post.
I thought I’d share this with you all on WordPress with you this week. I’ve already bored everyone about this on Google+ so I thought that I’d spread the joy far and wide 😉
My imitation Moka Pot in action
Inspired by one of my Google+ friends, I purchased an imitation Moka Pot to make some espresso coffee at home without having to pay a big price in a café for some. So, I also grabbed some Fair Trade coffee and home I went.
Some Fair Trade coffee
The instructions that came with the pot were very scant and so it was a good job that the internet could provide me with the finer points of using such a coffee pot.
It was good but Gloria is not too keen on espresso. She loves cappuccino though and I determined to get a coffee frother.
Coffee frothers are hard to come by in Britain unless you are buying one of those mini handheld whisk type things. The shops that do stock the nice frothers also charge a big price.
Eventually, I found one at a reasonable price. That night I frothed up some milk and made some hot chocolate. It was good for a quick frothy drink.
The milk frother – it can froth and heat milk or just froth cold milk
This week I combined the two. My stove coffee pot and the milk frother to make myself a cappuccino in the comfort of my own home. I prefer cinnamon on top rather than chocolate and so I was able to make a cappuccino how I like it. Few coffee shops seem to have cinnamon.
The mug was bought for me a few years ago by Yasmin. She was eighteen years old at the time and it was a reference to a place where she worked at weekends. It was called Cheeky Monkeez and she dressed up as a monkey during children’s parties.
The cappuccino in all its glory
14 February 2016
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I have been flitting briefly onto social media in February thus far. I type this in explanation of the erratic days that I am posting and visiting everyone’s blogs.
Yasmin’s outfit for her 24th birthday outing
And why these odd habits these two weeks? Well, you can blame the two ladies who refer to me as ‘my husband’ or ‘my Dad’ for this.
Chocolate fudge cake and lager shandy…a good afternoon out!
Yasmin has celebrated her 24th birthday this month. I’d given Yasmin some money to buy a birthday outfit and it happened that the money was enough for two dresses, perfume and even a little something else.
With lashings of ginger beer
I also booked her the actual day of her birthday off work to go and help her buy her outfit. The photo shows one of the two dresses just before I took Yasmin and three of her friends to their night out on the town last Saturday. In the early hours of Sunday morning, I picked them all back up and drove them back to Yasmin’s place to sleep.
Gloria and I spread our Valentine’s Day celebrations over both yesterday and today. Yesterday, I took Gloria out for a meal and today she returned the favour. After today’s food (a Sunday roast followed by chocolate fudge cake) we went to Church with my Mum.
I ended up explaining my earring to a few people at Church this evening by describing myself in terms of being a pirate. I said that the earring would be used to pay for my burial if I fatally lost a cutlass fight on a small island.
No-one seemed to believe that I really am a pirate. I don’t know why.
8 February 2016
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The classy and charming Ebely who blogs at Alluring n Young has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.
One Lovely Blog Award
Thank you, Eby. It is always a pleasure to interact with her. Do read her blog, I can’t imagine that anyone would be disappointed with a visit to her site.
Okay, so the rules of this award:
*Thank the person/people who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
– yes, done that
*List the rules and display the award.
*Add 7 facts about yourself.
– this will come next
*Nominate other bloggers.
– I’d like to nominate all of my blog friends as all of you are special
*Let them know they have been nominated.
– If you’re reading this and you are one of my blog friends, then you have been nominated!
Okay, so seven facts about me. Seven facts I have yet to reveal…
- I currently live 1.1 miles from the building in which I was born. Not a hospital, I will add – my mother gave birth to me at home
- My favourite book is ‘The Collector’ by John Fowles
- For a short while at school, I had lessons learning to play the cornet
- Although I can’t swim, I have been white water rafting in Austria
- If I encounter a spider, I usually speak to them. The big spiders are all female and speaking nicely to them calms them down – or so I find. Although, it should be said that British spiders are moderately sized compared to those in other countries.
- My favourite television programme is not what you would call high brow viewing being as it is The Professionals
- When I leave the house I often walk back up the path two or three times to double check that I have locked the front door. I suffer a little obsessive compulsive disorder but won’t fight it if it means that the house is always locked up.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed those little facts about me.