Thoughts on the Last Night of the Proms last night, shortly -- my OH is in the kitchen and I need to oversee!
Edit: We have, jointly cooked a joint! Last night we intended to have a pork joint but as neither of us felt hungry enough to do it justice, we had a small quiche instead and left the pork to be cooked today. It was yummy indeed, with roast potatoes and cauliflower, and all the trimmings such as stuffing and apple sauce. Now we only need a snack tonight so I'm happy.
Last Night of the Proms was well done, we thought: different, of course, without an audience, but all the musicians and the wonderful solo singer, Golda somebody, was quite stunning. Thankfully they did not cut out too much of the traditional tunes and songs, which I think after the recent furore showed that at least they had listened to their audience. Also, we had the treat of listening to the great Nicola Benedetti playing violin, as the person who was supposed to play was unavailable. She did a truly mesmerising version of "The Lark Ascending" which I think must have been appreciated by all.
In reply to Lindybird:
Lindybird said:Love Songs on a Sunday morning
To be honest that's something I'd avoid whether he sang along or not. Too many radio stations seem to slow everything down music-wise on a Sunday and I find myself being sent to sleep! I agree with you on the subject of his singing - it's quite rude to butt in like that when someone has requested a specific piece of music and expects to get to listen to it.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
Lindybird: I'm bothered by the bath in the skip too - we had a Habitat for Humanity store in town (it was called ReStore and is now closed thanks to Covid - a true loss). ReStore accepted all kinds of fittings and fixtures, etc., from remodeling projects and then resold them with proceeds going to the umbrella organization. I was bemoaning its loss with our friend who's downsizing and has all kinds of tools, etc., her late husband owned that she was planning to take there. I love "The Lark Ascending"!! Vaughan William's music carries me right back to the English countryside.......sigh.
Clare: I also head for the ocean when I really, really need to get away for an hour or so. There must be something left over from our primitive brains that finds the rhythm of the surf so soothing.
Took two loads of things to a local thrift store yesterday and today am going to put all the empty boxes we used for storing stuff during the recent work back on the high garage shelves. I also found some carpeting pieces left over from the last time we redid the house and advertised them in the free section of our neighborhood web site; kinds of people are interested....one wants them for her cat's tree.
Take care everyone.
On a completely different note (!) The menu for dinner today in the French hospital :- Melon Duck a l'orange Camembert cheese
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