Perfect Potatoes!


At the supermarket today, I noticed just how many different potatoes there seem to be for different things e.g. those that mash, those that roast etc and although I have always known that “new potatoes” are much better for boiling than roasting it always seemed that “old potatoes” could be used for anything – how wrong I must have been for so many years!  So today, I have bought Maris Piper potatoes for roasting and chipping (well they’ll be roasted in this house – I’ve never made chips from scratch!) and we will see how superior they are to my normal “white old potatoes”.  Watch this space.

I have also decided to put on my blog that I am using for my A to Z challenge as I realise when I am following others on wordpress if they follow me back they will come to this blog and wonder what on earth I am thinking of being already up to the letter “P”!!!!  So if that is you then please journey over to the dark side and see what I am actually doing in the challenge at:

Hopefully see some of you there.


Pre-occupied with Posting


I’ve been blogging over at Blogger to take part in the A to Z Challenge – just because my ineptitude wouldn’t let me use wordpress to link up and do what I needed to do.  The challenge has really focused me on some of the special needs I deal with in my school and I am enjoying reading others’ blogs on such a wide range of topics – if only I didn’t have to go to school!!  I am hoping to get ahead of the game and write a number of posts for next week over the weekend as well as complete school work – so fingers crossed. 

I also announced the start of my diet and am hoping by posting my weight loss each week this will inspire me to continue to my target weight – I would so love to wear some of the clothes in my wardrobe!









I do like doing jigsaw puzzles but in the time I have I think I’ll stick to 500 piece as this 1000 piece took far longer than I’d anticipated!



Having just received last month’s payment from TpT I thought I’d better check it had gone into my account and yes it has and it was an amazing feeling to actually see I’d earned some money – albeit less than £5 but still more than ZERO so yipee – I’m happy!

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Plumbing and Plastering


Well, we had a tiny leak from an upstairs radiator which led to part of the snug ceiling coming down last week – so plumber duly called and we’re just waiting for the ceiling to dry before being re-plastered.  Yet another patch of damp for our damp specialist to review when he arrives today!

Vintage Model Spinning Wheel

A recent addition – just need to see if it actually works!

Publicising Blog A-Z Challenge




Once again I’m having difficulties with linking to anything using buttons.  I think it might be that as I won’t pay to go premium I can’t have the twiddly bits I’ve had on other blog sites so I think I might be returning there to blog during the month of April which is when this challenge takes place.  So far I’ve kept all my posts to things beginning with P in case you haven’t noticed!

Plants and Pussycats


Due to the sudden appearance of sunshine, I have managed to get a few hours in the garden this week (dodging the sudden hail storms that appeared out of nowhere) much to the delight and bewilderment of the cats.  They truly believe it is for their sole benefit that I am outside and therefore are constantly in the way!


Pleasant Pilgrimage




I was so pleased that during my week’s “holiday” I actually got some time to read a whole book from cover to cover and I have to say I found this an exceptionally good book – very poignant and one of those books that I think stays long in the mind with some of the issues written about.


Promoting Problems


I am trying to promote the upcoming TpT sale but things are not going as smoothly as I would wish.  I have the embed code but am not sure where I am supposed to put it.  Other people’s blogs have loads of lovely looking buttons that link you to all the interesting things they promote but I have no idea how to do this!  I am purely going to copy and paste the embed code and see what happens.

Well update is – it didn’t – all I got was the embed code and when I pressed it it linked to TpT saying there is a problem!

Will just try the image and see if that works.

Here goes!

No that doesn’t work either so I am posting the embed code too and fingers crossed if someone clicked on that they will go to TpT.

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