Friday, 1 May 2015

Live Below the Line - Day 4


Lunch yesterday was yummy ... tiny but yummy!!

It was the little Pekin egg that I didn't use for my fish cakes on one slice of my small bread toasted,  it tasted delicious.  Flavour is what I needed, I wasn't that hungry hence only having the one egg but I did want something in my tummy before I went out weeding on the veggie patch.  I get crabby when I'm hungry .... and I mean really crabby!!  So I usually try to make sure I eat regularly just to make myself a better person, even the dogs know to keep out of my way when I'm hungry  :-)


It didn't last long, just six mouthfuls, but it stopped me thinking about food for a while.


For tea last night I had the remaining two fishcakes from the night before.  Still as tasty, and they held together even better while I oven baked them, so obviously leaving them to rest is the real secret.


It's a good job I've been here on my own all week, or I might have been like Suky.


She wolfs down her own food, making real 'gobble, gobble' noises (a turkey would be proud of her), and then waits by Mavis's dish.  She never pinches food from the other dogs dishes, but she does consider any food that flies out to be fair game and will snaffle it off the floor almost before it lands.

Lovely Hubby is home now so he better watch out  ;-)

I have to say it again .... THANK YOU for the wonderful donations that are landing in the donation box on my Living Below the Line page HERE.  There have been three more since yesterday.  Thank you to Dawn McHugh. Roxane Harker and Faith Archer.  Your support and faith in me is truly wonderful and I thank ALL the folk that have donated from the bottom of my heart.

I might have had a few moments doubt that I could do this at my low spot yesterday, but you wonderful lot have kept me on the straight and narrow and even more determined to see this through to the end.  I'm off to the supermarket later on today to fill my trolley with food for the Foodbank ... it will be nice to shop even though it is not for me.  As much as I like making money for overseas aid I do want to feel as though I'm doing something to help local people too, and some of the areas around where we live have a real need.

It is a sad day for the dogs today ... the 1st of May means they are no longer allowed on the beaches in Llandudno or Rhos on Sea.  So no more sand between their little toes until the end of September.  They can come with Mum to the woods instead ..... I need to forage for some Wild Garlic

Sue xx

13 comments:

  1. Hi Sue, you know when you go to the woods to look for the wild garlic, I don't suppose you could do a bit of a post on what to look for and how to use it? I have always wanted to have a go at picking wild garlic but I'm not certain what to look for and what to do with it if I find it :-) I'm sure there is wild garlic down the lane because I can smell it. x

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    1. If you can smell it its there, strappy shiny green leaves 6-8 inches tall some will be in flower now a frothy white flower head, usually grows in clumps, when out crush the odd leaf of plants you will know when you have found it, its the leaves you want to use there is no bulb as such I hope you find some.

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    2. The fish cakes look lovely I fancy making some fish cakes now :-)

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    3. Yep, Kay ...... see Dawn's answer.

      If you can smell it it will be there. The leaves and the flowers are both edible, be careful to pick where dogs won't have wee'd on it !!

      Use Google to get a photo of a plant, that's what I did when I was searching for it, but once I stepped into the woodland where it grows near us I could tell by the scent, both in the air and the leaves when I tore them.

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    4. Yes, Dawn I'll definitely be making those again. Possibly the tastiest thing I've eaten all week :-)

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  2. I miss seeing dogs on the main beach here, they are still allowed north of the pier though so it's not all bad news.

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    1. I can understand why they do it though, SO many people still don't clean up after their dogs :-(

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  3. I had THREE bantam eggs on a bagel for breakfast

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  4. Egg on toast lovely, we love simple things like that.

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    1. So do I. SImple food is the best in my book, and LH is coming round to my way of thinking.

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  5. So funny about the dogs and their food. My younger dog waits until the older one is finished, then tries to find a small morsel that might have been missed. Have a great weekend.

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    1. The Jack Russells have just shared a rabbit that Rosy caught on the hill, then Mavis brought her share back up all over the door mat ... still identifiable rabbit parts ... totally YUK!!

      Thanks, have a great weekend yourself :-)

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