I used raw shelled King prawns, but veg stock instead of fish stock, and I left out the ginger, because Mother doesn’t like ginger. I served it with noodles (the children like noodles) It was quite nice, although I would have preferred the ginger, and probably some chilli as well. Hannah would probably be better off with smaller prawns, but Sam ate it fine.
who founded the Jesuits.
Hooray for: priests, Jesuits
Grandma and Sam are back! Hooray! Grandma is staying at least until next week, and babysitting on Saturday and Sunday. Hooray!
Summer holidays day 15: drawing, colouring, beads with Grandma; picnic lunch in the living room; Tesco’s (in Grandma’s car
Today, it is Mrs Kenny’s funeral. She was dinner lady when John was at school, cooked his dinners, and probably his first communion breakfast. She also did baking with the nursery children when Sam was in the nursery. Not to mention all the other baking she’d done and all the other helping in the parish. So, that’s one I have to take Hannah too. Fortunately, she wouldn’t mind.
Summer holidays day 14: Mrs Kenny’s funeral, Lees library, and riding in Daddy’s car to take Mummy to the station for her night off.
the one who moaned that her sister was letting her do all the work. Jesus wouldn’t have liked it if he’d not had his tea on the table: another one for the cynical female here.
Hooray for: housework, and people who pour the coffee and cut the cakes.
It’s still raining… Never mind, the art gallery are doing another craft session.
Summer holidays day 13: Oldham Art Gallery, the Oxfam shop (for bars of chocolate)
This time, Hannah made a print that was done in a printing press, and a collage. I looked at the other exhibit, by the guy who’d been in the Stone Roses.
I used rump from the butcher, but couldn’t get the ‘real’ beef stock in the Co-op, so used chicken stock instead. It tasted right fine, and was most pleasant, especially since I don’t often cook beef. Hannah enjoyed pouring out the soy sauce to marinade the beef and tried a piece of beef cooked, but couldn’t be persuaded to eat any more. At least she eats noodles.
Hannah spots the comics in the Co-op. I had said before the holidays that I would buy them comics in the holidays, so I suppose she can have one.
Summer holidays day 12: butcher, Co-op, comicking, Granddad for lunch (and play), eye test.
I used pork from the butchers, it was marinaded in orange juice (freshly squeezed) and soy sauce. Hannah picked a red pepper, but wouldn’t eat the stir fry, and noodles, which she did eat. I put in some sugar snaps from the garden. The stir fry was very extremely tasty.
Cafod are running a campaign; they have sent me a luggage label and they want me to write a note to Gordon Brown to say I think he should openly commit to talks on climate change in December, in Copenhagen; apparently it needs high-level world leaders to declare its importance or decisions won’t get made. They think it would be a good idea to decorate the labels. Hannah might be a bit young for the politics, but she can do sticking, so we get the craft box out.
Summer holidays day 9;
Sticking; Post Office; butchers, co-op, Mums and Tots, jumping in muddy puddles.