Wednesday, 29 May 2013

just passing....

Visiting a friend again to check tell people they'll have to phone or write, yet they still send messages online!!  

A phoneline will cost us about  £1 a day...for the massive 4.5 to 8 Mbs....but at least it will be worth it, when we can afford it!!!   So for now we'll carry on with occasional visits.
I really miss blogging, sharing thoughts and images, contacting friends all around the world.

Spring has at last Sprung here in Ayrshire, but the breeze...and sometimes strong still on the cold side.

We ventured to Yorkshire last Monday...after two hours driving in the rain The Pirate phoned a friend near Darlington...where it was nice and sunny! We left the rain behind after Appleby and Barnard Castle and had a day's grass track racing at Richmond until 4pm when the rain caught up with us again.
It was my first effort at racing on is very unforgiving, strength sapping, hard work but also  fun!  A very good way to get fit for racing on a wooden track.

I first went to watch the grass track racing at Richmond in 1957, when we lived above a bike shop on the A1 in the middle of Darlington. 
I saw Reg Harris racing, but what I remember vividly was seeing the sun and moon in the same sky!!
The next time was last year, to help the Pirate race there.  Then we had a bit of all sorts of weather, including a snow shower!!


smartcat said...

You and your pottery are missed, too. One pound a day sounds terribly expensive....but if it will fill the needs it's probably worth it.

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

Hi gz, you certainly got the gifts, sporty and arty, I doft my cap, easy recipe, 1 cup of either sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, grounded, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan, I add garlic sometimes, and fennel seeds/caraway , pepper, anything you can think really, add about a1/4 cup of water, the roll out thinly between 2 pieces of baking paper, take the top one off, cook in a low oven for about 35/40 mins, they are crispy and brown when ready, also poppy seeds or sesame seeds do well sprinkled on top before cooking.

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Cro Magnon said...

Reg Harris... now there was a real hero of mine.

gz said...

Thanks for the recipe!!