Wednesday, 14 June 2017

When in Doubt . . . . . . .

Good morning mon petit pois. Hope your fettles are fine?

A little behind (if only, lol!!!) again as I have had a good few days and when I'm feeling funky, I like to gadd about, not manic gadding but gadding nonetheless. 
Thank you, as always for your concern. I have a cardiology consultant appointment at the end of the month.
Have found out this week through a recent blood test that my haemoglobin has dropped further so I am slightly anaemic. This may be causing some of my issues. So if anyone has any good chicken liver recipes, where they don't actually smell or taste like liver, I'd be very grateful.

Been on a microwave hunt too, which yielded a very nice Breville combi from Tesco with £25 off, hurrah!!!

I promise, I will catch up visiting over the next day or so to see what those who blog have been up to.

Now, I was rooting through my folders and realised there were some cards I hadn't shown from last Autumn. They were samples I made for John's shows in October, I think. I'm guessing they got forgotten as I had my first Cardioversion at the beginning of November. They were showcasing John's stamps and dies from the Indian Ocean Collection.

White, sky blue and cobalt card
John Lockwood Fern Frames Elements sentiment
SW Indian Ocean Background die set
CE Jacobean Floral embossing folder
Memento Dew Drop Nautical Blue ink
Navy and white ribbons

I think you could get away with this for a male, even with the pearlage.

Wendy, I don't mind the odd food item from Lidl. They have a nice bakery, good continental meat selection and we get our cheese from there. Also, their flowers are very good value.

Maria, hope it won't be too long before you find a new job but enjoy a bit of a break first.

Elaine, I've told you, I'll drive the removal van, you make the tea.

Jackie, some exciting incidents in the race. Felt sorry for poor Max after his amazing start.

Maureen, you'll have to let me know how to say "bog off" in Geordie. Is it as simple as "wai eye bog off" lol??? Glad you are up and about without the sedan chair and winch.

Nursey Harrop, there are easier ways to get down the stairs. Have you thought of a Stannah?

Darnell, you make me blush lol!!! 

Sue, glad not to see any BBC News bulletins from Doncaster lol!!!

Well, time for me to go and put my feet up as made mushroom soup and some feta and sundried tomato scones today, so I'm flagging a bit.
Hopefully meeting Mr Lockwood for breakfast today and then have a flower arrangement to do for our friends funeral on Friday (the lovely chap who passed away a month ago).

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ang x

P.s. . . . . . . . a couple of gratuitous wisteria shots to see if June and Maureen are awake (and hopefully another nice memory for Jan too).


  1. Morning Ang, glad to hear that you have been able to do some gadding about. Try frying your chicken livers in butter with some chopped onion (if you like onion), and then pouring in some cream to create a sauce, and serve on pasta. Love this card, great design. Your wisteria is beautiful, bet you have armed guards for it. Take care and have a great day all. Bx

  2. Hi there Ang, it's good to have a gad about, pleased you managed it.
    Now your card is stunning, beautiful colours and design, and a lovely little sentiment, excellent words of encouragement.
    Gorgeous wisteria, obviously well looked after.
    Don't forget spinach and broccoli, both fortified with iron. Other green vegs too. Take care and have a good day Kate x

  3. Morning Ang
    A stunner of a card I love the design. Not having to get up for work is a weird feeling but the dogs are having extra long walks lol xxx

  4. Morning Ang,
    Beautiful card and wisteria.

  5. Hi Ang
    I love your card and a lovely colour, glad you got out and about ,your pictures of wisteria are beautiful.
    Enjoy your brecki with John.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Ang I think this could be a card to send yourself with the words of the sentiment! Your scones sound delicious and homemade soup as well. Wonderful. Shame you don't enjoy liver. A nice piece of lambs liver with some bacon makes a nice meal to me. Anyway have a nice breakfast with John, sounds better than these smoothie health drinks you keep seeing on TV. The wisteria looks super in your pictures you definitely have green fingers. Quite enjoyed the race at the weekend though it was hard to keep awake!! Take care of yourself love from Jackie xx

  7. Gorgeous card Ang.
    Enjoy your brekky, we had a good old Skype yesterday and caught up on all the news. xxx

  8. Another lovely card, Ang. Thank you for the message on Sunday. We had great fun - I'm sure John will fill you in. I still have the candle to do.
    Best wishes
    Anne (Northampton)

  9. Morning Ang

    Good to hear you've been doing a little gadding, only right when you're feeling up to it

    If you make a bolognaise sauce from scratch you could add chicken livers in that, or get Mr D to do it LOL. I have to add mine in secret otherwise the 'other half' wouldn't attempt to eat the sauce LOL

    I hope you managed to meet John for breakfast this morning :)

    Lovely, lovely card, blue and white combo is in my top favourites

    You are a temptress Mrs D!..... absolutely stunning wisteria, Mr F now thinks you're taking pictures from the internet to tantalise him! ;) lol

    So, in Geordie (I live about 12 miles from Newcastle) I will say "whey bog off mannn and hope you enjoy the rest of your day pet"

    June x

  10. Hi Ang, lovely card, but I have to say that today the star of the show is your Wisteria - fabulous.
    Glad to hear that you have an appointment with the specialist and hopefully that will help.
    I also have to say that when I was a bit Iron deficient I was recommended to drink either Guinness or Mackeson, both of which I dislike, but did manage it with lemonade added, though not sure how much good it did, but I did feel better.

  11. Another stunning card, glad to hear that you've had a few good days. Long may they continue!

  12. Lovely card Ang. Thank you for sharing it. Glad you are feeling a bit better. I am sure you enjoyed breakfast with John.

  13. Hello pet,
    Love the card and the sentiment.
    Now as regards your Wisteria pictures, I feel you are taking things in our friendship a little too far. It's cruel to torment an old infirm woman, and I don't like it either ha ha.
    I don't think I've ever told anyone to bog off, I'm too much of a scaredy cat but I do say "push off" under my breath.
    Glad you are feeling more up to the mark. I went out today without any walking aid. This was done entirely by accident as my granddaughter was late for an appointment and George took us and threw us out of the car before driving away. I only panicked for about 30 seconds, took a deep breath, pulled up my big girl knickers and went for it!! Rather proud of myself even if I say so.
    I'm glad you've been feeling better, my recipe for liver is buy it, wrap it up well, throw it in the bin and eat something you like!
    I miss John on the TV, when you next see him will you say that he is missed?
    Be good.
    Maureen xx

  14. Brilliant card, love the design and that great sentiment.
    See that Maureen Killen she is a right tinker ... even worse when you meet her!! Only joking she is a treasure, a real trooper. I am with Maureen on passing good wishes when you see John, we really miss him on the Telly.
    Glad you are feeling better just don't overdo things.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

  15. Hi Ang
    Thanks for the message on Sunday. We had a fab day with John and I've made a similar card since for my cousin's 60 th birthday this weekend. I still have to do the candle as time ran out.
    Wisteria is gorgeous- your second photo is just as mine was. Apart from the original two plants, Dave grew all ours from seeds produced so we have some interesting coloured hybrids.
    Your card this morning is beautiful made in probably my favourite colour combo. Might try something like this.
    Hope you had a good breakfast with John.
    Love Jan x

  16. A perfect card for Fathers Day and love the colours too.

  17. Another lovely card, and yes even with the pearls it would make a great male card.
    Your wisteria looks lovely, mine only contains a couple of faded blossoms, but whilst it lasts I adore it and at least we get another showing in August. Still lovely but not quite as showy as the spring edition.

    Helen x

  18. Hi Ang,
    what a wonderful card and your design is so fab.
    Love the embossing and your colour choices.
    What wonderful photos of your Wisteria.
    Are you sure you want to advertise it. LOL.
    Hope all is well with you and you, and you continue to feel better.
    Not sure about chicken livers though yuk, but if you must eat them you must.
    Love and big crafty hugs. Jenny L.

  19. Hello Mrs Duck,I have a chicken liver pate recipe,used to serve it in our pub.If you like garlic etc.,takes the liver taste away.Let me know if you would like it.Lucky lady to get such a beautiful card.Regards Barbara D xxx

  20. Hello Ang ,
    A lovely card and blue and white is always a winner with me!
    Your Wisteria is beautiful !!
    I'm guessing your Birthday was yesterday since you got John's lovely card. Belated Birthday Wishes! Hope you had a lovely day!
    Love Myra xx