Author Archives: Alan Bell

Cute Filet Ends Vegetarian Week

My cooking skills are getting better; and I have the cuts and burns to prove it The post title refers to the filet mignon we had last night, along with fondant potatoes and asparagus with a Diane source. The word … Continue reading

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A British Record

Number 1 Grandson, Sam, just got the British record in his age group (under 23), bench pressing 230kg   He is through to the European Powerlifting Championship in August. So proud of him

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Proud Grandfather here

Just found out that Number 1 Grandson, Sam, has been invited to train with the England Power Lifting Team – Well done Sam; Very proud of you.

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Going Greek

Yesterday we went Greek curtesy of Rick Stein with his Soutzoukakia. (Meatballs in tomato sauce with cinnamon and cumin) I’m scoring this one 10/10 as the boss, noted for her lack of enthusiasm for meat, cleared the plate. I only … Continue reading

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Asian Food – Nice

I may have said this before but we are very partial to Asian food. One of our favourites is Peking (or crispy) Duck. Now it is very easy to send out for a takeaway or buy the heat and eat … Continue reading

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Lateral Flow Tests

We took our first Lateral Flow test this week which resulted in a little amusement. The first smile happened when I opened the package and saw the little slip of paper announcing that they were made in China.  If this … Continue reading

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Vaccination Complete

I had my second jab of the AstraZeneca CORVID-19 vaccine yesterday – no side effects with either. The Boss had her second jab two weeks ago with only minor side effects of a bit of an ache at the insertion … Continue reading

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On Holiday in the Back Garden

21c and Sunny so time to mimic the lunch we like when in Mallorca. The only difference is that we would normally have it in a café in Alcúdia, whilst today, we sat at our decking table and I was … Continue reading

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One Year On

It has been one year since the first lockdown, and during that time there have been 4,301,925 confirmed cases of CORVID-19 and, sadly, 126,172 deaths attributed to the virus in the UK. In the last few months we have seen … Continue reading

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A Tale of 9 Eggs

As a general rule we have a cooked breakfast or brunch on either Saturday or Sunday; lately that has been poached eggs on toast. Last Sunday, at about 10:30, I boiled up the water in my trusty wok (it’s better … Continue reading

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