Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tuesday, here I come!

Thanks for all the well wishing yesterday!

I certainly feel MUCH better today.

Last night I ran into the mother of all rain storms, the roads were awash, running like rivers on the hills. I did a d-tour to do a bit of shopping on the way and bought a few naughty things to make us feel better, including half-price chocolate...

This morning the weather is colder but the wind and rain have gone, so it is good for cycling - yay!

Not that I am feeling better I can get on with work and assignments, and in between, wondering about Christmas. We are thinking of going back to our buffet style Christmas eating this year. No huge lumps of meat and turkeys, just grazing as we feel like it. Makes things much less stressful and the kids really like it that way too. Hey, if the weather is OK I might even be able to do a bit of a barbeque! I am totally hooked, as you might be able to see, and I am going to stock up on charcoal before it vanishes from the shops for the winter. The way our winters have been recently I think there should be plenty of opportunity for outdoor cooking.

Rock Chef is back!

10 comments:

terri said...

I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! And you're thinking about CHRISTMAS already? I think that's a good sign. I'm surprised to hear that you have to stock up on charcoal. We can buy it anytime of the year, although ours is a propane gas grill. Charcoal grilling tastes way better though.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Terri - Charcoal vanished from most stores at the end of August, but I have found one store that is keeping it until Guy Fawkes Night (Nov 5) - after that there won't be any until Easter!

Jen said...

That is interesting that charcoal vanishes over the winter in the UK. It is always stocked in the groceries where we live. Little things like that, you just don't see how insignificant (or significant) it is until it's no longer around for someone.

I already started my Christmas shopping too! I've got my nieces and nephews finished; just have a few more for the parental units and an odd relative here and there! Now, to wrap the gifts. . . .

Glad you're feeling better. I am not. I think it's the zombie virus.

sid said...

You have to do a huge Christmas post. I've never ever experienced Christmas ... Is it anything at all like TV?

Chief Rock Chef said...

Jen - Agh, you are so organised! We are thinking, not acting at the moment! The Zombie virus, huh? I was reading a book about that recently - The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brookes (Mel Brookes's son). Great fun. Hope you feel better soon!

Sid - I guess lampoon's Christmas Vacation is the closest a movie has ever got to a real Christmas! But you are right - I will do a big one about Christmas in England - the Yanks and Canadians will probably like it too!

Teresa said...

Glad you're feeling better! Ah, grazing...sounds SO good right now!! I'm hungry!

Kiki said...

Christmas grazing does sound fun, but what of the turkey....I must have my turkey!!! Fried of course, we are in the South you know!!!

Glad you are feeling better...stay safe on those roads over there, mind the watery roads!!!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Logzie - I am not hungry at the moment - just ate a toffee and cholocate do-nut...

Kiki - Fried turkey - now that sounds good. The best turkey I have had so far is as a stir-fry with soy sauce etc. How do you fry it? Do you use some sort of Colonel Sanders coating? Mmmmm...

Um Naief said...

bbqing in winter sounds fun! here, it's the best time for bbqing... but our winters are probably like your falls... :)

glad you're feeling better... and what fun being able to ride to work in that cool, crisp weather. i'd love to have that hitting me in the face.

you and my husband's dreams are very much alike. he'd love to have a big harley! we used to have a bike in the states. i fell in love w/ him or rather knew i was in love w/ him on a ride one day. i really miss those days... riding thru the countryside on the back of a bike.

Sitting in Silence said...

Glad you are feeling better !