Saturday, 17 March 2018

Sunday, 18-03-18

Good morning!

Yesterday was a hungry day for some reason.  Maybe it was the cold and the snow.  Anyway, it was all a bit of a struggle but I managed it, just.

Today's food
B:  muesli with natural yogurt
L:  steak and salad (splashing out a bit in the cold, snowy weather)
D:  beef casserole, mash and broccoli; fruit yogurt
Ss:  apples

From the freezer
The steak (which has been in there for a long time so really needs to be used - my excuse!) and the beef casserole which is another portion from that batch I made with the skirt that was reduced in Tesco, again, ages ago.

The frugal factor
Let's face it, apart from breakfast, it isn't really.  I can't even claim that the steak was YS or reduced because it wasn't.  Let's call it a splash out day!

I posted this (more or less) next in my other blog but I think it ought to go here too because of all the encouragement I have received.  No comments about it, please.  Thanks.

It's funny, this blogging things, isn't it?  The chances of ever meeting those whose blogs you read and follow are minimal but, over the days, weeks, comments and replies, you feel a liking, you engage with them, in a way you empathise.  There's definitely a friendly relationship going on there.  I'm sure some of you will know exactly what I mean.

And then it stops. 

Now someone else has stopped blogging.  I don't know why and I'm certainly not nosey enough to ask around; that's her business and I am sure there are clear and important reason, but there's a great sense of loss in me at the moment.  S, whatever the reason, thanks for your generosity in sharing your home and life, for all the advice, info, accounts, recipes, photos and everything else that made your blog such a delight to read each day. 

Be happy.  Have a good life.


9 comments:

  1. Thank you for your lovely words. Blogging is a two way thing and you have been a good friend with your ideas, tips and recipes too. xx

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    1. Thank you, lovely lady. I will really miss you. xxx

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    2. I know and the comments she has been blicked. Good luck Sue.

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  2. It was bad enough when frugal queen disappeared ,now John has taken a break and now Sue has stopped I feel bereft .

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    1. It leaves a real gap, doesn't it?
      J x

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  3. Our little community of blog-friends will miss the one who has left. Such an interesting blog. I loved it. It's true that we will rarely meet each other but it does happen sometimes. Last year I was holidaying in the area where a fellow blogger lived. I tentatively suggested that she might like to make our acquaintance a real one over coffee. To my delight she agreed that it would be a nice idea. Both husbands (bless them) had concerns about meeting someone unknown on our "internet date". They needn't have worried and I'm so glad that we did it. My blog friend has become a good friend and we plan to meet up again this summer.

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    1. That is lovely. I've made some extremely good friends after first getting to know them on the Open Uni Students' Association forums. Meeting up was a bit of an act of faith but it worked - mostly! :-)
      J x

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    2. We've met up with and made some really good friends through forums, and continue to meet up several years later. If you belong to a particular forum, or follow certain blogs, then it's usually the case that you'll have very similar interests, so the likelihood is that you'll get on ok.

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    3. This is true - a good point.
      J x

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