Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Comfort Food

 

Chadwick Boseman a sad loss recently


It was a good job that I didn’t understand the new lockdown rules in Flintshire last night when I had that run in with the two “ ladies” last night 
If I had I would have said a little more than just cheap shoes!
The new lockdown in Flintshire has been a terrible disappointment 
Organised cinema trips To Chester are now cancelled , meet ups with Liverpool friends postponed and even our 1940 s moustached choir master is now isolated along the coast, unable to meet us outside our choir venue.
These little luxuries of social contact have been a life saver 
Now many are on hold.
Anyhow I’m luckier than most , so I’ll shut the fuck up...I thought this , at lunch with a friend today when I learned he was about to lose his job thanks to the virus 
All I could do was to treat him to the meal and to listen 
Not much in the great scheme of things

It’s wet and miserable tonight
Sod the diet...comfort food and a real fire is the ticket tonight
A dvd Black Panther and Homemade cottage pie 

I haven’t got much to complain about 

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    1. Ive been watching Noel Coward’s This Happy Breed

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    2. I love that film I missed it on the tv so I have ordered the DVD , second hand to save the pennies .

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  2. A job, a cosy cottage, friends, people that love you, animals that need you - all things to be thankful for. x

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  3. I had to take an elderly friend for her shop this morning. It seemed like the grocery store was being a LOT more conscientious about sanitizing after every customer. The check out woman told us the town has ordered stricter cleaning regime due to the uptick in cases in the province. The local cases are under control but we live next to a county with a large city that is in a major outbreak. I wish we had a big gate!

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  4. We are in for a bumpy ride, as long as we have friends on the phone or Zoom and good home food we can try and ride it out. Chin up, tits out, onwards.

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  5. What type of chess set do you have in mind?

    Agree with Sol, we are in for a bumpy ride. Hopefully people will listen to the experts and not rely on idiots on social media!

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    1. That was another post but to answer your question I’m not sure
      I like the thought of puffins as pawns

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    2. John ~ Puffins would make the most delightful pawns!

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    3. Something like this
      https://www.google.com/search?q=puffin+figure&hl=en-GB&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CbMxhvS2BQORIqABOqrpkT0YcZPgQnJId0MBgLxaYa4wwtCwu6ihiCyg04NqNwQL2gdYZQtJES4HOMVysz0qkggqHdYHMIyhoXYos1kf-4PNPSBK0hFB3MrRatfUlMA0Wlc8QbTztium8TsxoccinZo1utstVnrV521LSBxgRnZJ5qawnJbl7RC3bWC16jcPrZzlyrQ972dhVwi1PD6CeCjtiDekHMTlyMSECyoSCTqq6ZE9GHGTEZZxwEeURTAzKhIJ4EJySHdDAYAR44SO96oeAhEqEgm8WmGuMMLQsBGk6aEVW7JSaCoSCbuooYgsoNODEXT05BhUJPtSKhIJajcEC9oHWGURPCR575UiXfAqEgkLSREuBzjFchHRjcCJHoVnYCoSCbM9KpIIKh3WEZalk-ftfSilKhIJBzCMoaF2KLMRdPTkGFQk-1IqEglZH_1uDzT0gShFNXGW0lz1HDioSCdIRQdzK0WrXEYQDaXzvpOrLKhIJ1JTANFpXPEERK0DXkCZNsvwqEgm087YrpvE7MRGlSvpOO5TiEioSCaHHIp2aNbrbESj7q124MJ9CKhIJLVZ61edtS0gRhIqY9Igt9XUqEgkcYEZ2SeamsBG4L5OfmCVxTCoSCZyW5e0Qt21gEXd5TEv0PZFHKhIJteo3D62c5coRGGhVQJ3usxUqEgm0Pe9nYVcItRFZbEB8XLUdaSoSCTw-gngo7Yg3ETJKPbFKeQF6KhIJpBzE5cjEhAsRAU9FB5cQ3CZhfDROuUaInj8&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRtavyyJHsAhXx0eAKHfo9AVUQuIIBegQIARB0&biw=810&bih=1040&dpr=2#imgrc=P3epORD_8hh1qM

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    4. Puffins are adorable. I hope you enjoy creating them.

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    5. Bloody hell that is quite a link.

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    6. Cannot open!

      Puffins would be excellent....birds for other pieces or mixed? I am still a bit fixated by the fat pony and wondering how some siblings might fit in.

      I think a wombat would be good but they are close to the ground and perhaps one needs more upright animals.

      Sorry if I pre-empted a post.

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    7. Wombats!!!!
      An excellent choice too

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  6. Many of us have been on lockdown or as Bovey Bell calls it, shielding, since early March. Many have lost jobs with no hope of their industry reviving. Old Navy [store] is selling Valentines Day masks, as well as Christmas masks. Valentine's Day is 5 months away! We are also being told that we should celebrate Thanksgiving with only immediate family family/ household--OUTDoors! Fine if it doesn't snow. Sorry about your restrictions though,, must be hard for you who are up close and personal with strangers at work constantly. Best wishes, stay strong.

    lizzy

    x

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  7. I disagree heartily: a paid meal and a sympathetic ear are enormously valuable in the great scheme of things. Being locked down with a good movie and oozy food should be more agreeable in cold weather. I should re-watch Black Panther myself...

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  8. A real fire! I'm envious. How I'd love it. If I want one, I have to go make one in the front yard in a horrible cold wet wind. No can do. It's off for an overdue haircut instead. I'll be masked up. -Kate

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    1. It’s lit now, with Mary and Albert next to it . The cottage is toasty warm. The film is good, not quite me, but much better than I expected

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    2. Anonymous10:35 pm

      That paints a lovely picture. I hope what food you have is indeed comforting to complete the scene. - Mary

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    3. See below story when Albert ventured outside

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  9. Chadwick Boseman's death was a huge loss. His acting ability was great. I saw Black Panther twice, the second time after his death. Tom is into all the super hero movies more than me and I didn't pay a lot of attention to it the first time I watched it. After his death I really watched his performance and realized his talent. He has also made some other very good movies.

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  10. Barbara Anne10:33 pm

    On a wet and miserable night, nothing is better than being home with your family, warm, cozy, and comfort food like your cottage pie on the menu. Hygge at its best!
    I'm not familiar with Chadwick Boseman, but it's a shame he's gone too soon.
    Hope Jamie is back home before next Tuesday or you choir members will have to soldier on Zoom without him.

    Hugs!

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    1. Babs
      Albert has just been outside and got cornered by a local Tom who bullies him, he called by the front door and all three dogs were up and running
      I let him I’m, soaked and somewhat battered
      And the dogs greeted him like a lost son

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    2. Barbara Anne12:58 am

      Ouch! Hope Albert is okay and is none the worse from the experience. Hearth, home, his packmates, and a treat might be restorative for him - and for you!

      Hugs!

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  11. I feel the same John - although living alone as we both do it is sometimes hard to think this. x

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  12. Ima look up
    Cottage pie recipes.

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  13. There's always someone worse off than any of us, that's for sure. Enjoy "Black Panther" tonight! Wakanda Forever!

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  14. Stay well, safe. I made a chicken pie for dinner, very savory

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  15. I didn't know of Chadwick Boseman but I've just looked him up-its very sad and he looked very dishy x

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  16. I keep saying- and meaning it! that I am so lucky. So fortunate to have what I have in this crazy time. Someone I love to live with me, some land to plant things in and tend, chickens to tend who amuse me and give me eggs, family to be in touch with and sometimes even get together with- all of that! And so much more. And still. This is just a hard time for all of us. Here in the US we have an insane leader who seems determined to burn the country up one way or another. We cannot hold or hug some of our most beloveds. We see people we love struggling, financially. We know that people are getting sick and dying. And there is no shame in admitting that all of this, even if we are the most fortunate of all, are affected every minute of every day of it.
    Comfort food can be life-preserving. Whatever gets us through the night.
    It's all right.
    It's all right.

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  17. We tend to forget that for many Covid has been a life-changer. I feel so sorry for those who fear losing everything. Even a good cottage pie probably won't help them.

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  18. I am counting my blessings every day. I have no idea how it must feel to be alone and isolated with no internet skills. Keeping up with blogs on the internet is an absolute lifesaver to so many people.

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  19. My eldest daughter, son in law and grandson may loose their home due to Covid and nothing I can do to help

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  20. We're in our second local lockdown. I haven't seen my Mum since August chatting on the phone yesterday she said I'm grateful my family are well, you have jobs and somewhere to live. She's quite right of course but I do miss her. We need to count our blessings. You paint a lovely picture John xx

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  21. I can't complain, oh Sue how stressful you and your family must feel so many sad stories it's going to be a hard slog this winter for the unemployed. A cozy fire and home cooked meal sounds like a lovely evening John.

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  22. Do you have to inhabit a cottage to make cottage pie? If I made similar would it be called semi-detached pie? Sorry to hear about your friend losing his job because of this goddam virus. I hope he can see a way forward.

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  23. Netflix has a nice selection of Chadwicks films on, if you have access. I love This Happy Breed, so many good little performances, I particularly love the bickering Mother in Law and Sister in Law...

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  24. It's true -- everything is relative. So many people are struggling now.

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  25. The lockdown rules are so confusing. At the moment we don't even know for sure where we live. Our postal address in Gwynedd, not in lockdown. But we pay our Council Tax to Conwy ... which is in lockdown!!

    Mum has just been sent home from hospital with 3 broken ribs after a fall, but it is deemed much safer for her to be managing alone at home than in hospital. Luckily my brother is in her bubble, and following the Greater Manchester lockdown rules.

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  26. Let's try again. First comment didn't take.

    So many people without work and business closing around here. After a boomin town in January, it's so sad to see. Many businesses didn't even make it though their first 9 months.

    I've tried many times to figure out what my comfort food is and have always been unable. For at least the first 30 years of my life, food was never a comfort. And, although I enjoy it now, I'm still at a loss. NOT Scotch eggs, I know for certain.

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  27. I’m in Melbourne and just getting to spring and some slow easing of a second much longer lockdown over winter. We still have a 5km limit and 2 hours for exercise but the curfew has ended and we can meet as a group of with up to 5 from 2 households outside in a public place. CafĂ©s only doing takeaways still but some kids back to school in a couple of weeks if the numbers continue to be good. Down to 12-15 or so for a city of 5 million. It works, but the cost isn’t shared equally across society. Now we worry about the northern hemisphere.

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  28. OlĂĄ, bom dia. Eu fiz uma campanha para arrecadar fundos para voltar para minha Terra. Se vocĂȘ puder colaborar clique:
    https://www.kickante.com.br/campanhas/lupus-fibromialgia-nao-consigo-trabalhar
    Que Deus te dĂȘ em dobro.

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