Coffee time

Hi. Do you like coffee? Do you feel guilty drinking it as we have been told repeatedly that too much caffeine can be bad for us? In fact, in moderation a couple of cups of coffee a day have been found to have significant health benefits. I was surprised to learn recently that, amongst otherContinue reading “Coffee time”

Love a bargain but a freebie even more 🤩

Hi everyone. Those of you who know me IRL (in real life) will know that I love to sniff out a bargain offer. It wouldn’t matter how rich I became, I love the buzz of playing the game, beating the system and getting a bargain. I don’t like sales very much any more as theyContinue reading “Love a bargain but a freebie even more 🤩”

Bird flu and other thoughts of the day

Hi. How are you all? I had a visit from the local council today to ask if I am keeping any birds? The answer is no, by the way. I think the foxes would probably get them anyway. I thought maybe they were here about the rats.. David and his guitar student saw a massiveContinue reading “Bird flu and other thoughts of the day”

More kitchen saga…

Hello. This is quite pretty I spotted out on my walk this morning. The workmen were in the kitchen first thing so I went to the post office to send Christmas gifts to my sister and family, and then to Costa for a coffee. Costa was a bit like a crèche this morning. I seemedContinue reading “More kitchen saga…”

Beautiful pumpkins, new Aldi supermarket, wonderful trees

Hello. I am quite in love with the pumpkin on the left. I grew it myself. It is so smooth and round, the weight of a new born baby. I have watched it steadily progress from green to orange on my kitchen windowsill over the past few weeks. Maybe we will eat it soon. IContinue reading “Beautiful pumpkins, new Aldi supermarket, wonderful trees”

The inevitable lockdown no.2

Hi everyone. As we are still processing news of our looming second lockdown in England (starting Thursday), life in the Waffle household continues to be busy. My feeling of “oh no, how boooooorrring this is going to be” has temporarily left me as for the last couple of hours I have been trying to doContinue reading “The inevitable lockdown no.2”

Pretty in pink

Hello Wafflers. Say hello to my new cyclamen. Pretty isn’t it? I bought this at the garden centre today after I met my friend for coffee and catch up. It was a lovely sunny morning. After coffee we had a wander around the garden centre shop, donning our masks, of course. They also have anContinue reading “Pretty in pink”

Cappuccino

Hi, I haven’t had a cappuccino in months, as I stopped visiting coffee shops, but I have been practising saying it, in my best Italian accent. For want of anything better to do, I have started a free Open University course in beginners Italian food and drink. The link to the course is here. It’sContinue reading “Cappuccino”

Fancy a cuppa?

Don’t be a mug, read my blog… ha ha🤣 How are you all? Just wondering what sort of mug you prefer? Big, small, chunky, delicate, patterned or plain? For me I think the type of mug you choose is pretty important in the enjoyment of the beverage.. what it looks like, the history of theContinue reading “Fancy a cuppa?”

Going potty

Hello. How are you? I’ve had a mixed bag sort of a day, overall quite good. It’s been a lot about pots this morning. My pots ordered from eBay had not been sent as their scanning had failed or something, so I have got a refund for those. I had the day off work soContinue reading “Going potty”