It is a bit cooler early mornings now so I put my Sketchers on and....
went for a proper walk,first one since the end of June. What do I call a proper walk... a walk for exercise and not a stroll,stopping to chat to neighbours or window shopping. I still have aches and pains and I don't feel my normal self yet so I did half of the "The Road" (link back to my post about the "road") for starters.
I was pleasantly surprised to see "The Road" has improved scenery wise since June.
|The start of the road|
It is still surrounded by factories,warehouses and other ugly buildings typical in an industrial estate but the vegetation has grown considerably and it hides many of the ugly bits.
I was going to take more photos of the scenery but I met up with my neighbour C along the way and her adorable dog Syla, the Schnauzer.
Such a friendly little girl! It is so lovely the way she wags her tail as she sees me coming and gets excited that she sees a friend. You can see from her body language that she is eager to come up and greet me but no she is well trained and waits beside her Mum until I get beside them and then she snuffles up to say hello,for a pat and a scratch under her chin. She doesn't jump up at all either just nice and proper. After her welcome she then gets down to business and she brings her ball up and drops it at your feet.
My great niece's baby Arabella in New Zealand has finally received the jumper I crocheted for her which I posted about here. She isn't two years old yet but it seems she is a big girl for her age and although I calculated for a 24 month old it only just fits her. Next time I shall make sure it will be too big for her as sleeves can be rolled up.
I so love her sunglasses and her red wellies!
I so love to see that my crochet travels the world. 😀
I feel I am very behind with responding to comments received and posting on your blogs. I will put it down to the heat as I feel decidedly lethargic these days.
I have also had to go in and remove numerous "rubbish" comments that have been posted on several posts throughout my blog...sigh!
All your comments on the post "Together" have finally been answered should you wish to have a peek. I am now going to start answering comments received on my recent post "What next"before I send in my new post and then I'll give into the urge to read new blog posts which I so enjoy but have had to restrain myself from doing. Well more or less as I couldn't resist Kathy at Compassionknit's latest post "Is this a theme" which was about bathing and grooming her cats and I had to post a comment.
This is called Ensaladilla Murciana (Murciana salad) another dish my MIL taught me how to make. It is unbelievably easy to make and it is a delicious summer salad. It does have to be served really cold.
Sr P loves it but I do have to make sure there is plenty of crusty bread on the table.
1 tin chopped tomatoes
Chopped onion (about a quarter)
1 tin of Tuna chunks in olive oil (depends on the size of the tin. I sometimes add two)
2-3 boiled eggs chopped
6 Olives approx
Apple Cider Vinegar
Method: Mix all ingredients together in a glass bowl . Season with a little Olive oil,salt, pepper and vinegar. Add a little water if it looks too thick.
Leave in the fridge for several hours to cool. Add a few ice cubes if you don't think it is cold enough and enjoy!