Just Now I Am......

Tuesday, 12 August 2014





Making lists. Holiday lists -things to read, things to do, things to wear, things to eat, things to drink and things for George to remember to do before he leaves the house on Saturday to join us in Cornwall (visions of taps left running, windows left open, laptops left switched on and bursting into flames......).

Reading The Cure of Souls -number 4 in the Merrily Watkins series by Phil Rickman. May need to take the remaining 8 on holiday.

Needing a haircut. Desperately. Another attempt to grow my hair fails and I am hairdresser-bound tomorrow...sigh.

Watching the rain fall.

Hoping I won't be watching it fall in Cornwall.

Looking through my blog notebook at all my post ideas and wondering why I don't feel like converting any of them into actual posts.

Thinking that maybe blogging works best if you don't plan but just go where inspiration takes you, and also that trying to write 15 posts a month is wildly optimistic.

Eating leftover bean soup for lunch with toast and sausage and onion baguettes for supper.

Wishing I hadn't bought so much flipping lettuce again. Just before we go away as well. What was I thinking?

Feeling a breath of autumn in the air.

The Quince Tree will be on holiday for a couple of weeks but may still pop up on Instagram.


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39 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful holiday
    Julie xxxxx

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  2. Hope you enjoy your holiday and get a good rest.

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  3. Have a wonderful holiday, Sue!

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  4. Fingers crossed for good weather, I hope you all have a super time.

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  5. Have a good time and hope you get some sunshine too.

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  6. This made me laugh. . . .have a smashing holiday.

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  7. I always buy too much lettuce! And I know just what you mean about the hair too--finally gave up on trying to grow mine out (again) a few months ago... Have a wonderful holiday! x

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  8. I spent two weeks by Loch Fyne wonding if I'd left the gas on after cooking poached eggs for breakfast. Hope Cornwall is sunny and pasty filled. Ax

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    1. One of the reasons Charlie like his camping holiday so much is tha the doesn't have to worry about the house because I am in it.

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  9. Enjoy your holiday, make pea and lettuce soup!! xx

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  10. Enjoy Cornwall. It never rains here. Ahem.
    Leanne xx

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  11. Happy holidays, hope they are full of sunshine and great food. X

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  12. Anonymous1:12 am BST

    Hope you have a happy, sunny holiday. Sheridan

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  13. I wish I had a blog notebook full of ideas. I do have lots of notebooks, but most of them are empty. I think this says something about me... Have a wonderful time in Cornwall. CJ xx

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  14. I went for a walk yesterday and was struck by how the seasons gave shifted suddenly. It's certainly late summer now.

    Have a fabulous time away. X

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  15. Lovely post. Your lunch and supper sound delicious. I think blogging is definitely best when you just do it when you feel like it. And as for the lettuce, I am thinking yummy bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches for lunch in Cornwall. ;-) Have a great time.

    SmallP
    x

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  16. Have a good holiday Sue.

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  17. You deserve a break. I will go and look at this Instagram place while you are away.

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  18. Enjoy your time away Sue. I'd take your rain were it possible to redirect, we are in such desperate need of rain here in California.
    One of my favorite post of yours was the blog entry of dusty corners in your house. I love seeing the imperfections of life, these are details of a remembered life. With most bloggers, we see mostly the perfect, organized world they chose to reveal to the reader. Whether in pictures, or pictures composed of words, I'm drawn to reading the honesty in your words. Put your feet up, take some time for yourself, and have a fun vacation.

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    1. Thanks Alison, I have plenty more dusty corners....

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  19. Have a great time in Cornwall and I hope the weather is kind to you. I am currently struggling with blogging, just can't motivate myself, and 15 posts a month is laughable ......

    However, I do enjoy doing the photos, and a few entertaining words usually crop up. Keep at it, but don't sweat it is my motto. x

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  20. Anonymous9:43 pm BST

    Have a wonderful time. Sally

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  21. Have a lovely break. I look forward to hearing of it on your return. Cicely

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  22. We too are off to Cornwall tomorrow and no, it won't rain. Supper tonight was a mish mash of things that needed eating up. I'll keep my eyes peeled for you and your newly cropped hair!

    Heather x

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    1. I'm sure you are right about the rain. We too are eating the contents of the fridge.

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  23. Wishing you a lovely holiday! Bee x

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  24. Have been catching up with your posts and have been admiring your photos with my mum who used to have a restaurant and loves cooking. I hope you have a lovely time in Cornwall. We were there for the first time in July and absolutely loved it! All the best, pati x

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  25. Have a lovely time. I shall miss you, even though I hardly ever have time to tell you I'm here.

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  26. Me too re. the hair ... mine used to be long but now the best I can manage is a straggly bob. And yes, 15 is crazy optimistic. I aim for 10 and any more is a bonus. If you post more often you'll divide the same audience more ways.

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    1. Oops, hit publish too doom. I was trying to wish you a happy holiday.

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  27. Have a great time Sue. And sod the lettuce.
    Sarah.

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  28. Anonymous10:04 am BST

    If that first picture is a medlar then I have a Dutch riddle for you: five hearts, five tails, five holes in the big hole, guess waht it is, a sure way to teach children what a medlar looks like, even whenit is ripe. You can use lettuce cooked too, did you know that. Just boil potatoes, mash them with saome milk and butter to taste, slice the lettuce in thin strips (about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch) and stir these through the stew just before serving, you can do the same with endives, just cut of the tough outer leaves. Lettuce can be parboiled and deepfreezes to eat cookes like spinach, just remember for next year. Have a nice, sunny holiday. DM

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    1. What an interesting way to cook lettuce, thanks for the tip.
      It's not a medlar but a very fat rose hip. Looks a bit like a medlar though doesn't it?

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  29. Too much lettuce for me always equals Lettuce and Pea soup, with a little garlic and some gently cooked onion it makes for a soup with a surprising depth of flavour.

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  30. Anonymous2:00 pm BST

    My laptop keyboard finaly does not act like a drunken sailor anymore, above it looks like I am very bad at English language writing, in fact I like to think for a foreigner with only 3 years of schoolEnglish two hours a week I might be considered past the beginners stage. So now my keyboard acts normal again, I hope my writing looks a lot better. The rosehip and the medlar can get confused, that is why the riddle helps when both look brown in mid winter. DM

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