Saturday, 15 July 2017

Another Tasty Dinner

Eat Well For Less recipe... chicken Tikka Masala. Hot, hot, hot! Delicious and nothing like anything out of a jar. Another meal for the family menu.

Best recipe book I've bought in ages.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Garment Sewing for Me

I've worked out that the last garments I made for myself would be maternity wear when expecting Rachelle...  About 24 years ago. 

This is an experiment to see if it was still possible to knock something together using quite patchy central, and blurred peripheral vision.  It was slow waiting for things  to come into focus but overall I'm pleased with the results.  Fit is a bit neat so there's a choice of diet or make a bigger size.

Shopping is probably the quickest way to expand the wardrobe, but it was fun having a go again.

Just the hems to do now.

Thursday, 6 July 2017


Chicken Dhansak - Paul, Jon and I all enjoyed it. Will be on our regulars list now.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Chicken Dhansak

Saw some recipes I liked on this programme recently.  Got the book and trying one out for dinner tonight.

It took a long time to finely chop 4 cloves garlic, 1 fresh red chilli and 5cm finger of ginger, measure 4 different quantities of spices and..... I have never used split lentils when cooking.  I still have all my digits but could do with a gadget for the fine chopping, couldn't see what I was doing at all.

If the aroma is anything to go by we're onto a winner.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Annual Vist

Our GDMI (GD Mobility Instructor) spent the afternoon with Scooby and I today. I can call for help or advice any time but they always come for an annual visit throughout the working life of your Guide Dog.

It's a chance to have a catch up, talk anything over, get to know the trainer in my case as due to changing areas I have a different GDMI now. Not a stranger though as we have met a few times. The first time was after my first assessment I asked if it was possible to have a test drive to see how it felt and whether or not my remaining useful vision would impact and affect my handling of a GD. This lady kindly arrived a couple of weeks later with an almost trained dog and we went out around town for her to assess how I did. All went well and I continued through the assessment procedures.

On the GDMI's side of things the visit gives them chance to check the GD Health Record is up to date and that six monthly visits to the vet have taken place. We also go out and work the dog around town under observation to demonstrate the dog and owner are working well and within the rules and guidelines (otherwise known as not falling into bad habits!!)

There was an opportunity on the walk for the GDMI to see Scooby's reaction to other dogs and food on the pavement, both of which cause occasional problems. I was pleased to hear that my commands and Scooby's reaction to them were definitely not a significant issue or cause for concern.

It was a great confidence boost to hear that everything is as it should be and Scooby is working very well.

Good job Scooby! Xxx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Free Running

Warm, sunny beach this evening.

Fru Blomgren June Contest

My entry for the June contest. Cut it a bit fine this month, been busy and no sewing done. Lucky I had some Denim already embroidered so used that and a recycled zip to make my Foxy Pillow.


Friday, 23 June 2017

Collection Day

Another session rattling buckets. Scooby was meeting and greeting, rushed off his paws in Morrisons, Beverley.

Celebrating 60 Plan

Holiday booked!

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Happy 4th Birthday Skrapy

Beach birthday party. Sweet, loving and loyal, enjoy your day little man. Xxx