Today, Sunday my back yard was awash with the golden flash of wings from 18 Goldfinches! 18! There were all squabbling over the three sunflower feeders I have and flew in from a neighbouring tree opposite. They were funny to watch, swooping down upon the seeds, but what a racket they made!
Yesterday, David went walking in Cumbria with his work colleagues so I stayed at home, in the warm, away from the cold rain and wind. I enjoyed a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio and a Shahi from our regular curry house Saffron! It went down a treat. 😀
With work at the university starting again, my days are busy going back and forth too lectures. I have two students who are studying Law and a student I am mentoring who is studying American History.
I did not have much hope that I would enjoy it as much as Lord of the Rings as I was unable to get through reading the first chapter of the book! However, from the opening scenes to the end, I was hooked! I loved the film! The cinematography, the acting (even the Dwarves) and the score were all wonderful! It was great to revisit Hobbiton. I love Bag End! I socould see myself living there! 😀 I can’t wait for the second film in the trilogy now! 🙂
To cheer myself up on Saturday, I managed to get David to agree on ordering an Indian take away from JustEat and our favourite Wavertree restaurant, Saffron.
Mum ordered her usual chicken Korma, I decided to try the vegetable Rogan Josh and David had his normal chicken Shahi.
All hungry, we sat watching the clock as the arms went around it’s face. Half an hour past and then three quarters of an hour and then in regard to their delivery estimate, Saffron were five minutes late!! I was shocked!
Then the telephone rang and it was Saffron, saying their delivery driver had had an accident and could not deliver our meal! ‘Could we come round and collect it?’
Luckily, David has a car, so we hot footed it to the restaurant.
On our arrival the guys who run the takeaway recognised us instantly, (we have become regulars) and were very apologetic, though it wasn’t their fault. Accidents do happen!
We readily received our order and within fifteen minutes we were home and plating up our meal. The Rogan Josh was not the best meal I have had from Saffron, I don’t think anything will top the vegetable Dupiaza for taste and depth. David and Mum both enjoyed their meals respectively.
We joked that it could only happen to us that on a night when we fancied staying in and ordering a curry, the delivery driver would have an accident!
Getting into the spirit of All Hallows Eve, David and I dressed up, echoing years past when I used to have halloween, slash birthday parties. Oh, those were the days! 😀 David I don’t think really tried with his costume lol 😛
For my birthday the day before, David did indeed surprise me and took me to the Indian restaurant that has recently opened just around the corner from us, ‘Landmark‘. I ordered the Vegetable Dupiaza and David the Chicken Shahi. The meals had depth in flavours and the vegetables were really fresh. I haven’t tasted such fresh vegetables for years, I take it the chef doesn’t shop at a supermarket then! The food tasted different from Saffron’s recipes, the naan tasted more like a cake mix, but we could definitely visit the restaurant again for family get togethers and special occasions. the lighting effects and water bubbling art work was lovely to look at. 🙂