Sunday Observations

Sunday, 27 January 2013


Katie's snowman has died.
I went for a walk in the sunshine. 
The birds were shrieking their heads off.
I like walking with the wind behind me.
Andy Murray's feet are in a shocking state.
Timbuktu is a real place and it is in Mali.
I made steak and kidney pies for supper.
Katie and Tom picked all the kidney out of theirs.



34 comments:

  1. Oh your snowman looks like ours - a bit odd really no snow anywhere in the garden apart from a heap in the corner!! I know - Timboktu a real place who would of guessed. lol.

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  2. Oh my goodness, those pies look amazing...

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  3. I didn't know that Timbuktu was a real place either and am afraid would also have picked the kidney out of your delicious pie were I invited to supper!!! ;-)

    Heather x

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  4. Those pies look amazing (even though I'm vegetarian!). Although I enjoyed the snow it's nice to see green again. Julie x

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  5. I always pick out the sidney and pop it onto BigBean's plate. Love the Kate tho.
    Ax

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  6. Ooh, love the look of those pies. I went for a walk in the forest and then for a sunday roast at a pub. Tasted great, mainly because I didn't have to cook it :)

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  7. I always find the stubby remains of melting snowmen rather sad, no idea why beyond the obvious anthropomorphisation, I guess I must have had a bad snowmanexperience as a child!

    I loved your last post Sue :)

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  8. Poor snowman, such a short existence. I'm with Tom and Katie, I'd be picking the kidney out of steak and kidney pie too. The pastry looks delicious.
    Anne xx

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  9. Now I like this; succinct. I wish I could be. Trying.

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  10. Poor snowman.

    Tasty looking pies, and I'm supposed to be a veggie!

    I knew Timbuktu was a real place..... I just had no idea where it was !!

    Sue xx

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  11. KIdneys out here too. Did you see the snowman that sold for £63,000 on ebay? Katie missed a trick there.

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  12. I LOVE steak & kidney pie and yours look delicious Sue. Sounds like a good weekend was had x

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  13. When I was a kid my mother used to get awesome pork chops from the butchers, with kidneys attached.
    I hated kidney, cut mine off and passed it across the table to my Dad.
    Except one day it slipped off the fork and straight into my brother's glass of milk.
    Only I was amused.

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  14. Anonymous11:23 am GMT

    your pies look lovely but i too would have to pick out the kidney...we made a volcano out of the snow and it now looks very sad on the drive

    regards tess

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  15. Marcelle12:34 pm GMT

    Ther's another Timbuktu as well: It's in the dessert in Morocco! :-)

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  16. Yes, I pick out the kidney too - the consistency is all wrong. The pies do look delicious though! Heather

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  17. I can't watch The Snowman - it's in the same league as Bambi and The Railway Children for me.

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  18. I couldn't help myself--I had to google "Andy Murray's feet" even though I had no idea who he was. EW.
    :o)

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    1. 2012 Olympic tennis champion :)

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  19. But kidney is the best bit! I expect they will learn soon enough.

    I always used to be fascinated by the name Trinkomalee as we once had a postcard from my brother who was stationed there whilst in the Marines. It is in Sri Lanka...

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    1. We're in the minority Toffee. Nobody else seems to like kidney. It amkes the gravy taste delicious.

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    2. It certainly does. Have you tried duck's livers? Available from Waitrose, gorgeous texture and flavour.

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  20. That's so funny - went straight to comments thinking, "No! kidneys are the best bit!" and there you both were, just above the box, Mrs Q and Toffeeapple, saying the very same thing. The pies look delicious - what size are they?

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  21. You always make me laugh. I like your sense of humour.
    I too pick out the kidney bits. Adore those pie dishes. Jealous, very jealous.

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  22. Your pies are beautiful! I have never eaten steak and kidney pie. I wouldn't even know which ones were the kidneys and I would eat them inadvertently.

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  23. Like Jennifer, I have never had steak and kidney pie either and would probably eat it all.

    I knew Timbuktu was a real place, and that it was either in Africa or the Middle East. I am now properly informed.

    Also, hello. I've been reading awhile and have finally decided not to be shy. Lovely to meet you.

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  24. The poor snowman - it looks so sad to see the remains - ours went overnight leaving just the hat and carrot sat on the grass ..... am with Katy and Tom on the pies - they look amazing but I don't eat meat so would just eat the pastry!

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    1. Erm..it had lard in it. Sorry.

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  25. I was still shovelling snow yesterday here in County Durham but today it is definitely on its way, thank goodness! If I was there I'd have eaten all the pies, they look so good, kidney and all!

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  26. Hi, they do look lovely, although no-go for me, (vegetarian).

    Timbuktu was an episode on "Cabin Pressure" on Radio 4. Probably more information than you need. M.

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    1. Is that the thing with Benedict Cumberbatch and Roger Allam?

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  27. Karen Williams12:22 am GMT

    Lol I thought the same about Timbuktu ........ Love reading your Blogs x

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  28. yes, it is that comedy. They couldn't actually fly there, because of the war, but there was a lot of general information, all new to me. My favourite thing with that programme is the word-games, though. We used to adopt some of them at work.

    M

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    1. Must try and listen to it on iplayer.

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