Hello and a warm Waffly greeting to you all.
The morning started with the novel task of hand washing the car. This may not be new to you, but my husband had not washed his car by hand for about 20 years, and I am not sure I have done the same since I was a child. My Dad used to do car maintenance on a weekend morning. Remember when we used to open the bonnet and maintain our own car? He used to check the oil and water and I often helped with the car washing. I started asking my husband for the chamois leather and turtle wax this morning, impressing him with my knowledge of such things. I used to sparkle up the chrome on the car a treat with my little fingers. What child labour!
Our car wash session of today was successful and the car is now gleaming. My husband did the higher bits of the car and I got to crouch down and do the wheels as my back is in better shape than his. Who says romance is dead?! Anyway ladies if you want to get into your partner’s good books it seems cleaning the car wheels is the way to his heart (and there was me thinking it was food). I have had several compliments throughout the day for the quality of my wheel cleaning. Having said that hats off to our usual Eastern European car wash team. I reckon I wouldn’t last 5 minutes with them. I was so slow and after a couple of cars I’d probably have to go for a rest and a stretch/nap/coffee which wouldn’t do at all.
The Binoy did not let us down last night. We had a delicious Indian takeaway which arrived after 1 hour 20 minutes, which is fine if you plan in advance. We had poppadoms and dip, then I had onion bhajee followed chicken bhuna. David had a mixed starter followed by butter chicken, his obligatory Bombay aloo and we shared some steamed rice. Very nice.
Tonight, following in the tradition of my upbringing we are having Sunday roast dinner. Our favourite is probably chicken which is on the menu for tonight, with roast potatoes and probably carrots, green beans and gravy. There may well be wine especially as I am not going to work tomorrow as I am now on lockdown staycation. For pudding I am planning roasted rhubarb from the garden (which I don’t think I’ve done before) and will be serving this with Wall’s Viennetta. David will not be having the rhubarb as he considers it far too healthy. I actually had a cunning plan to make in a couple of weeks’ time when we get our next shopping delivery some rhubarb cocktails. They look really good in the picture and although David says they look weird he will probably try them if they are sweet and alcoholic. So it seems so far the only skills I am improving during lockdown are my cocktail repertoire… oh and my underpaid car washing assistant skills. How about you? Are you managing to learn something more highbrow?
I’ll leave you with a few pics from my lovely garden today. I did see a pretty little blue butterfly too but it flitted away before I had a chance to photograph it, better luck next time!