Monday, 28 September 2015

Me on Monday - September 28th

A big Monday morning wave to Sian and the other lovelies.  Find out who else at:  http://fromhighinthesky.blogspot.ca/
Climbing Rose in my garden
A mix of last blooms for my desk

 This past week & weekend saw the installation of a new gas furnace & central air conditioning in our home / Clear out initiated by the furnace install - feels very tidy / celebrated Bilbo & Frodo's birthday on the 22nd / a trip to both types of recycle centres, one for yard waste & one for household items to be re-used / closet switch over from summer lighter fare to warm & heavier winter items / final ideas captured for October's Thankful Thursdays on my blog / camera repairs done, not too expensive & it was the lens that took the brute injury not the body / library called, I started to read Dr Brene Brown's Rising Strong - she is amazing, simply amazing / F1 Racing watching / nights were sleep seems to run away from me, finding a quiet activity, I am sorting through all my December Christmas scrapping stuff - oh my / trying new vegetable recipes - favourite so far is the sweet potato & pear mash /amazed at the Full Moon both on the morning of the 27th and the evening of the 27th, although heavy clouds dulled the view of the Blood Moon / started watching new Masterpiece series; Indian Summers / GBBO  - I can honestly say I have never had a custard tart / Thanks Monday for being a day of fresh starts.










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  1. you must find a custard tart to sample (unless you are allergic to one of the ingredients) they are delicious. Have a great week

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    1. Based on the recipes I saw on The Great British Bake Off, I think all the ingredients would agree with me, just need to find a bakery locally that makes - no wait, novel idea, maybe source a recipe and make myself!! :)

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  2. It's good to hear your camera repairs weren't too punitive.

    In all our excitement over the rugby, we let our enthusiasm for the F1 slip this week.

    Hope this week is a good one for you. Find a custard tart! Get out and take some pictures!

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    1. I haven't seen any rugby games listed on our TV programming, even our BBC listing - must look harder, Mr Man likes when we find.

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  3. Custard tart! Must try! Glad your camera is sorted!

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    1. Sounds like this week is a custard tart search :)

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  4. You've had a busy week! The blood moon was spectacular out this way....clear skies all night. And I am loving the new Masterpiece show "Indian Summers" too. And like you, I've never had a custard tart. Flan is pretty popular here, would that qualify?

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    1. My sources tell me flan is different to a custard tart - flans I've made; sourcing custard tarts is my new mission Even though we got storm cloud coverage, there was no rain from it and we need rain.

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  5. One of my favourite school puds was Manchester Tart which is pastry with a layer of jam and then set custard on top (with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut). Probably nothing like a GBBO custard tart but still lovely. F1 was on quite early here but i did catch the last half of it.
    I love sweet potato mash but with pear? Must try it!

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    1. Louise the sweet potato pear mash is really simple; I will send you the recipe. The Manchester Tart sounds very similar to a tart we have here, usually found in the Mennonite bakeries ... Um maybe they'll have plain custard tarts :)

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  6. oh my... did I read December Christmas stash sorting!!
    Not sure custard tart would go down well here.
    enjoy your week ahead x

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    1. Yes December Christmas stash sorting - this is a project that I enjoy but also become easily overwhelmed by - I need the early start, plus it was the messy box so was desperate for a good sort through :)

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  7. I too enjoyed the full moon and took a few minutes to appreciate it, though did not attempt to watch the eclipse. Is Masterpiece a channel? I watched a bit of George and Arthur (you recently mentioned) a few months ago but didn't really settle into it. How are you finding Indian Summers? I really wanted to love it and tried v hard but in the end gave up. :o(
    Lovely flowers!

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    1. Sunday nights - Masterpiece Theatre is BBC through US of A -PBS channel - it's where we get a lot, but not all, of our British dramas. We have just started with Indian Summers and I want to like. Arthur & George, liked but still glad it was a short series. For us the eclipse started about 9:30pm, so quite reasonable to be up but oh those clouds !!!!

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  8. I just did the closet switch-over as well, although I left the wool sweaters in the attic for another few weeks. I've started thinking about December scrapping; not sure how I want to approach it this year.

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    1. Karen I really like your DD style - the year that you did a lot of black & white paper (polka dots) were really good layouts - I think I saw your layouts on Pinterest long before I found your blog. One of my favourite layouts was one you did on a back ground of musical note paper with the inside of your church for Christmas service. I haven't hauled out any of the heavy sweaters or coats yet, so far weather holding to the warm side (thankfully).

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  9. What a busy time you've had. Glad the camera is mended. I forgot about the blood moon but did like looking at all the pictures on FB.

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    1. I tried with the repaired camera to take some full moon photos just before the clouds set in - I am going to have to also enjoy the Internet photos :)

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  10. Sweet potato and pear! Sounds interesting. You certainly have been busy

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    1. I was surprised at what an easy recipe it was.

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  11. Sweet potato and pear mash sounds delicious - I am going to have to google this :). Phew about the camera ... Hoping your week is going well.

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    1. Alexa I can send you my recipe - it is a Weight Watcher's one.

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  12. A very busy weekend all round. I share my birthday with Bilbo and Frodo and on that note I'm off for second breakfast! Sorry I'm a little late visiting, hoping it's been a good week.

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    1. I apologize for my tardiness in replying. Happy Belated Birthday. Oh I do enjoy a second breakfast, especially just before 11's!!

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