Sunday, 13 October 2019

Sunday


I've got today off.
It's a drab, grey kind of Sunday and I'm cooking a Sunday lunch for a couple of village friends.
Roast chicken, roast potatoes, leeks, carrots, homemade stuffing and onion gravy.
It's nice to be preparing a proper meal again and the dogs have caught up with my activity and are all a bit excited by it
I bought cheap white cheerful chrysanthemums and dotted glass jugs of them around the cottage


I've lit the log burner too and aim to watch some long overdue unseen films throughout the afternoon.

I bought a new limited edition print the other day
A bright colourful Welsh woman by Ruth Jên
All is fine



67 comments:

  1. Dinner looks wonderful. It's raining in Lincolnshire and I'm not looking forward to dog walking this afternoon.

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  2. It is surprising that you haven't been watching the rugby this morning - like 99% of the population of Wales. Your lads just scraped past Uruguay.

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    1. It's on my bucket list to see a live game in Cardiff

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  3. Canadian Thanksgiving here today, so I'm roasting a bird along with you! -Jenn

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  4. Good on you. Sounds like a perfect day off.

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    1. I've got some phone calls planned for later too

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  5. You just cannot beat a roast. I know a French chef who does not understand the British love for traditional roasts. It must be a culture thing, harking back to other times.

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    1. Comfort food...
      And old fashioned dietary hug

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    2. I'm roasting a chicken because of this post. I am sticking a bunch of fresh tarragon up its arse. Aunt Bessie's roasties in duck fat as well. Lazy, but - believe it or not - cheaper than buying raw potatoes.

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    3. I used a bit if rosemary

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  6. An idyllic scene you’ve described. Setting the scene, as well as the menu planning and food prep are as enjoyable as the entertaining, especially as your love for where you live jumps off the page.

    LX

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    1. I think as now I'm working full time, I am appreciating my days off a little more

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  7. Like the picture. You have a lovely art collection. xx

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  8. I saw the most perfect painting the other day, I so want it, unfortunately it's almost one third of my annual income ( worth every single penny, it's fabulous) so completely unattainable.I really need to go and visit it again, I must do that tomorrow.
    Your 'mums' are perfect and enjoy your roast, I do miss a roast dinner.

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    1. Many art galleries here have interest free credit for more expensive items as a way of encouraging sales

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  9. Love that print.
    Enjoy your roast

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  10. I can just imagine the smell of that cooking.

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    1. The smell of cooked chicken is just creeping through the cottage. The dogs are drooling

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  11. Just right for Sunday with friends. A roast.

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  12. All seems more than fine! I loved the flowers. Hope you're enjoying your day with friends.

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  13. what time is dinner? I can get over there quickly! :)

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  14. Food looks great. Love the artwork too. Enjoy your precious day off!

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  15. Now I want to roast a chicken.

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  16. Your World sounds good to me now John and I'm sure it will get even better x

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  17. It all looks perfect. I am doing roast lamb for family today so am also setting the scene, with flowers and candles, and best cutlery and glasses. It is good sometimes to throw yourself into entertaining. Although there are two of us it's not the same as cooking for guests and our Sunday roasts are usually a pared down affair. Your flowers look lovely.

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  18. Looks to be a perfect Sunday!

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  19. I can almost smell that lovely, fat, roasting bird right here in Colorado! Nothing better on a lazy Sunday morning!
    The white mums are quite pretty ... good choice!
    No sense telling you to enjoy your day ... you already are! ❤

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  20. Barbara Anne2:42 pm

    What a wonderfully festive atmosphere you've created in the cottage: flowers, warmth,the fragrance of that marvelous food, and the company of good friends. Home sweet home, indeed! Enjoy!

    Hugs :)

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  21. might i say that you seem goddamn cheerful these days?

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  22. Sounds like you've got a lovely day planned. Your lunch looks delicious!

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  23. You are glorying in your day off.
    Bravo.

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  24. That Sunday dinner looks very inviting! We are going to friends for Thanksgiving dinner today-turkey, ham and all the trimmings. I'm doing stuffed pork tenderloin tomorrow for 4 of us. Love the pretty flowers.

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  25. The meal looks like it's going to be great! Olga gets excited when we cook, too -- especially when we make chicken because we give her the skin.

    So what did you wind up watching?!

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  26. All looks very fine :-)

    I hope you had a very good day.

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  27. A perfect Sunday!

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  28. It sounds and looks like a lovely day.

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  29. I've never understood how excited some people become over chicken. "Gone in 60 seconds". The longevity of chewing on an old boot is a far better prospect.

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    1. I get an etection over a scotch egg mave

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    2. Count yourself lucky to get an erection at all x

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  30. A rosted chicken and veggies in the oven on a gray day makes everything better !
    Flowers are lovely also,
    parsnip

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  31. I'm not sure why, but yours has become my most favourite blog. I think there's an honesty about your writing that is lacking in so much of life these days. Also, I'm rooting for you in everything you do. You brighten my days <3

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  32. Anonymous10:45 pm

    Scared for you as working full time cancels out your nhs pension. You are going to have a huge really massive tax bill. Rules are not allowed to earn full time salary. 16 hours is ok fulltime no. I,m sure you must have researched this tho. Anna

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    3. Anonymous2:02 am

      Sad that attempting to speak to John his vile guard dog attacked!. I,m sure John can speak for himself. The same guard dog has attacked other people! Witnessed here. Anna

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    4. Late to the party
      I am not working for the nhs..
      Hospice is privately funded
      So i am not taxed as severly

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    5. Anna-I don't think it fair to call Mavis "vile".He speaks his mind that's all I believe x

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    6. I feel for you Anna. I address my comments to John and I like John to answer them too. He is perfectly capable of coping and does not need constant protection.

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  33. A joy to read your day's post today John.

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  34. A good looking bird! I'm sure it was delicious. Leeks are lovely. Maybe you could post a recipe for how a Welshman would cook them?

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  35. Looks very similar to my dinner last night! Glad you are having friends round... it makes all the difference to eating and enjoying a meal. I expect it was delicious!

    Jo in Auckland

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  36. It is nice to see people still do these sorts of things. Good for you !

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  37. That meal looks great (well, it will once it's roasted). Nothing better than roast chicken on a cold day.

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  38. Hope you enjoyed the dinner and the company. I've not eaten meat for many many years but we still enjoy a roast dinner and roast potatoes are just the ultimate comfort food to me. I was working from 5.30am yesterday (Sunday - the joys of the NHS which you know only too well!) but still sat down to a lovely Sunday dinner with my husband. later in the day.

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  39. I'm sure it tasted as good as it looks John and sharing it with good company makes for a lovely Sunday and day of.

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  40. I love the print of the Welsh woman. She could smuggle plenty of things under that voluminous skirt - a few bottles of Glyndwr Red perhaps?

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  41. Sounds like a lovely day and I love the print.
    Cheers Peter

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  42. No day is drab and gray if friends are coming over for lunch!

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  43. The chicken and fixings look wonderful. And I love that new print!

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  44. Oooh, I'll be over with Tupperware in hand! ;)

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  45. The thing I missed most when I was living alone was having someone to enjoy a meal that I had lovingly prepared. I hope that your dinner was wonderful.

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