Margaret Halstead

HI THERE FRIENDS,

WELL, IT'S NOVEMBER,  OC TOBER IS A LINGERING MEMORY OF LOVELY DAYS, WALKING ALONG THE OXFORD CANAL, PICKING CANAL SIDE CRAB APPLES, BERRIES AND HAWS FOR AUTUMN-INSPIRED PHOTOS TO TREASURE.  DAYS OUT, BUSY DAYS AND ACCEPTING THAT OUR ENTENDING SUMMER IS AMAZING AND WE CAN'T QUITE REALLY BELIEVE THE SUMMER WEATHER IS STILL WITH US.  I HOPE ALL OF YOU ENJOYED OUR LONG LASTING SUMMER. ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT. TREASURING THOSE GOLDEN, GLORIOUS AUTUMN DAYS.  HAPPY OCTOBER AND NOW ITS NOVEMBER AND WE'VE HAD SOME GREAT SUMMER-LIKE DAYS, GLORIOUS AUTUMN TINTED LEAVES, DEEP BLUE SKIES AND THE LINGERING SWEET SMELL OF SUMMER.

THIS WEEKEND, WE'VE REMEMBERED ALL THOSE WHO FELL IN THE T WO GREAT WARS AND ALL OTHER CONFLICTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.  FOR OUR TOMORROW THEY GAVE THEIR TODAY .  WE WILL REMEMBER THEM - POPPIES FOR EVER -LEST WE FORGET.

AND HEY HO, CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND IT WILL BE GREAT xxx

HOME COOKING, LIVING AND DAILY LIFE

MY JOTTINGS FOR YOU !

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FRIDAY, 18th AUGUST -  don't you just find every thing you do is made up of layers?  A task begins and ends with a whole variety of steps, one step following  on from another,   Each step equates to a different layer of activity so, isn't it good when you can hop over one step and do the next one instead.  

Synergy - doing two things at once, saving time thus having time for yourself - 5 mins. to sit down with your latest book or time to go out into the garden and dead-head a few roses or gather in a bunch of herbs for the kitchen windowsill ! xxx

FOOD - DON'T YOU JUST LOVE IT?  OR ARE YOU, LIKE ME, OFTEN BOTHERED BY ITS DOMINANCE IN YOUR LIFE?  D0 YOU HAVE A "SEE FOOD DIET" LIKE WE DO, WHEN SOMEHOW ONE IS COMPELLED TO EAT WHATEVER YOU SEE OR WHAT HAS BEEN PLATED FOR YOU?  MORE ON THIS LATER......
FOOD IS WONDERFUL BUT....SO IS FASHION AND GLORIOUS CLOTHING TO WEAR SO.....HERE'S A LOVELY ITEM WORN BY A GRANDDAUGHTER RECENTLY, VERY DEFINITELY WORTHY OF INCLUSION ON THIS PARTICULAR PAGE - FOR FOOD, LIVING AND DAILY LIFE.

A LACE JACKET BY RIVER ISLAND RETAILING ROUNDABOUT £32.00 - VERY PRETTY AND ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.  WHAT DO YOU THINK ?
FOOD - WELL I MUST REALLY - FOR TOO MUCH EATING CAN BE BAD FOR YOU !!!

WE ARE CURRENTLY ON A SLIMMING WORLD EATING PLAN.  ITS GOOD, EASY TO FOLLOW AND GIVES THE HUNGRY DIETER LOTS OF FOOD FOR EATING, WHICH IS JUST PERFECT ! xxx
HAPPY EATING EVERYONE !
Food - salads and cold meat, hb.-eggs and a nice dressing - great supper food. easy to eat and oh so easy for Him Indoors to make for supper - Friday, 23rd Sept. '16.

What did you have tonight ???
EATING IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER - CASSEROLES, STEWS, LOVELY ROASTS - LAMB AND PORK AND HIS SUPER GAMMON.  THEN COOKING QUINCES FOR QUINCE JELLY XXX