Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Food Glorious Food ... 2016-9-28 ..


 Hello...
 The biggest thing in our daily life at the moment is FOOD .....

Hubby's Doctor has told him he has to go on an eating plan to lose weight because he is heading for more health problems if he doesn't lose weight soon.

I'm joining him on this adventure as I need to lose some weight too.....


.........  this is Bolognaise with Cauliflower rice.....  it was delicious...


  ...........  this is Steak with salad and a sauce from the pan juices and creme fraiche...  beautiful...

............  this is prawns (shrimp)  with Greek Salad .....I had this at the club on Monday......

.... now this one is Warm beetroot and orange slices on a  bed of chinese cabbage with walnuts and sardines.....   we all really liked this ...you could use other fish  ......

                                                  ...   baked pork with salad....  

I won't go on any more...  lol  ......

I'm just happy Hubby is liking it enough to plan to stick with it....   I love salad warm or cold...  

I'm cooking Potato and pasta for Mum and she has a sandwich for lunch and weet bix for breakfast as she normally does ..... for us it's super low carb....
..So glad hubby is off the meal replacement shakes    he was always hungry...  with this plan he's not hungry at all....
...  and ....  he has lost 3 kg in 10 days.....  
I lost 1.5 kg   in this time ...  loving it...   xxxxx


Can't leave without a flower .....



... and a feather ......


...   have a good day ....     Barb  xxxxx                                                                                                             

Friday, September 16, 2016

...around my garden... 2016-9-16 ..




  ... My friend Merle, from Merlsworld blog...  came to visit today and we had a lovely baked chicken lunch.....and my dear old Mum had a wonderful afternoon telling stories about her life..   xxx

..  the chicken breasts were stuffed with cheese and bacon....   it was so tender I couldn't cut it properly..  tasted delicious.. 


The plum blossoms are almost gone now.. we had some rain and some high winds....   

                                                  ..  the petals look like Spring Snow.....  

Hubby has had 1 orchid spike this season....   It was lovely ......   

..  it lasted for quite a long time before the outer petals became speckled and brown.......

I then discovered that if I took these petals off I was left with a lily-like centre  which have lasted over a week inside in a vase  ......

                                                       ..  I think they look so pretty........

...... now the little white fragrant orchids are out.......






I have started crocheting small wreaths for Christmas and will be decorating them later...  it is super thick yarn and I'mm using a 15mm hook to do them......

..  here I am making one while playing Yahtzee with Mum.....   yes...   we still play most days...  xx
..  here is a ball of the yarn , some wreaths,  a coffee mug and my hand to show the size of the ball and yarn......  I love big....  


...  just a couple of flowers to close with.....   some blossoms because I love them so much ...


.... and my favourite little 'covers everything' plant  ..... Ivy leaved Toad Flax .....





 Have a wonderful day everyone...   hugs.....   Barb  xxxx

Sunday, September 4, 2016

.. Kyton, cushions and careless me ..2016-9-4 ..



Came outside this morning to find Kyton on the good visitors lounge .  sitting on the visitor's cushions.........   Not impressed  ......
....  he made himself very comfortable and was oblivious to me being in the room.....



I took a photo of part of the tree in front of our house that was reflected in rainwater in the gutter ... and it came out like this .. I was very surprised...  I quite like the effect ......



I was trying out the new microwave scrambled egg maker last night and Carelessly walked away for a couple of moments......   I came back to find this waiting for me.....
....  I had forgotten to stir the eggs half way through the cooking time.......    the taste and texture after I stirred them...  was great..  xxxxx



The rain we had a couple of days ago has stripped a lot of the petals from the plum tree Blossoms ...the leaves are sprouting now and the tree looks lovely with the white and green.....









Mum got good reports from both her Heart specialist and her Renal specialist last week..     she was very pleased ...  and we are going to Bingo tomorrow...  (Monday).......




...Here's a single Nodding Violet flower to close with......  


... and a Coleus flower...  just because I like it.....  

..  Wishing everyone a lovely day...   Barb   xxxxxx