Facebook informs me (I didn't enquire) that 6,038,255 people like food.
I write this in homage to that bloke who has a serious(ly) problem with adverbs in the new cooking show on More4. It's called Spice something or other and I was watching it to avoid the Xfactor last night.
I am sure Enthusiastic Spice is a very pleasant young man and I read his cookery column in the Torygraph on Saturdays but, dear me, every other word with a 'ly' on the end. Did no-one notice in any of the rehearsals/recordings....at all????
Sunday, 25 November 2012
There was quite a gathering at the bridge today. There were iphones and camcorders and proper cameras pointed at the scene above. The sight of our 'show field' dressed up as a wide, fast-flowing torrenty river was one to see and I'm pleased we ventured out with our neighbours to have a look but the whole thing makes me angsty.
I didn't like the dramatic change to our gentle landscape. I didn't like the noise the thousands of gallons of water made sleusching under the bridge. I didn't like the idea of the damage that water was doing to the bridge that we take for granted. A few months ago, J & E were in tractor tyres bobbing down here in a raft-race. I wasn't happy then and they were in three feet of water.
Let's hope the sun comes out soon - here in our little corner of Wiltshire and in the places more badly affected by this weather.
Posted by janicebotterill at 18:23
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
These are the (mostly) empty notebooks and diaries that I have collected over the last few years. I have a problem. It's not serious enough to get me on the telly but, dearie me, I need to do something. In my defence I haven't bought ALL of these books. There are gifts in there and also books that needed a home. This, however, is the tip of an exceedingly large iceberg. There are collections of yarn, fabric, paper, stationery (do I count books?) around our house and they have all been gathered by me. There is no-one else to blame.
I could say I'm going to have yet another sort out, another clear out, another tidy up. That's not going to happen - certainly not before next summer but I have made a small start, clearing out my inbox and unsubscribing to the daily barrage of emails from online retailers, grocers and insurance salespeople. I've spent a very satisfying half an hour deleting myself from their communication lists.
I don't want their incessant cries of 'buy me, buy me' popping up before my very eyes. I just don't have the bandwidth. I am going to strip my inbox of all un-necessary communication - especially the ones from Paperchase.
Posted by janicebotterill at 06:02