Aching muscles and brain, and a shopping list
If you want a bit of fun, that may well drive you nuts, have a go at this.
Who Owns The Fish?
There are five houses in a row and in five different colours.
In each house lives a person from a different country.
Each person drinks a certain drink, plays a certain sport, and keeps a certain pet.
No two people drink the same drink, play the same sport, or keep the same pet.
The Brit lives in a red house
The Swede keeps dogs
The Dane drinks tea
The green house is on the left of the white house
The green house owner drinks coffee
The person who plays polo rears birds
The owner of the yellow house plays hockey
The man living in the house right in the centre drinks milk
The Norwegian lives in the first house
The man who plays baseball lives next to the man who keeps cats
The man who keeps horses lives next to the one who plays hockey
The man who plays billiards drinks beer
The German plays soccer
The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
The man who plays baseball has a neighbour who drinks water.
Who Owns The Fish?
I went to the gym yesterday and today. Next sessions on Thurs & Fri. I took my phone with me this time as I wanted to take part in a Planking challenge. If you are wondering how a phone will help, it’s because I can use a stopwatch on it to time myself. Did a minute, and it was very hard! I used to compete on the ergonomic rower a great many years ago, so I am enjoying using that to get aerobically fitter. It takes me a couple of hours to cool down again, I walk round in my gym t-shirt, in January!
Yesterday, I was sorting through a cupboard, the one where I keep all the clothes I can’t currently get into and keep, optimistically, and where I also stuff the fabric I have ear-marked for various projects. I forget what is in these types of stashes, do you? One of the things I found was a massive length of dusty green velvet. Dusty green in colour that is, not covered in dust. I want a cover for the sofa in the new kitchen room as the sofa we have is dark brown leather and doesn’t really suit this house much. I have tried a length of blue patterned fabric I found in the cupboard previously ( I was further in yesterday ), but every time I sat on the sofa, I had to hoick the cover back into place when I got up. Not ideal. So all I had to do with the green velvet was cut the length in two and sew the selvedges together. I spent ages making sure the pile ran the same way on both pieces and when I put it in position on the sofa, yes, you guessed it, the pile was going in two directions. Sigh.
So this morning, I undid it all and did it again. It looks really nice now, and there is a huge hangover on all sides, so plenty of room for the fabric to get moved when being used. One end has a great deal of fabric left, so once I know that we will definitely use it, I’ll lop the excess off and I may even make myself a skirt out of it, it looks like there would be enough. I don’t want to lop it off if we then decide not to use it.
Last week, I started the process of another weekly plan. This is what the shopping basket currently looks like. I have checked that there are enough calories for an adult male and female. I still need to check the other nutrition, then decide what to make with it. I have a rough plan, but that gets tweaked in the finalising process.
What would you make with this?
|Asda||Asda Bean sprouts, 360g||£0.50|
|SP onions, 2kg||£1.08|
|White cabbage, 1kg||£0.58|
|SP natural yoghurt 500g||£0.45|
|SP chicken, 1.3kg||£3.22|
|SP peanut butter 340g||£0.62|
|Asda dark soy sauce 150ml||£0.59|
|Asda sweet chilli sauce||£1.00|
|KTC creamed coconut, 200g||£0.76|
|rapeseed oil, 1 litre||£1.00|
|TRS brown lentils, 500g||£1.00|
|Asda medium egg noodles, 500g||£1.86|
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one