- Hanging out a small load of washing, I understand I've become fond and possess quite a number of clothes of a slate blue colour. Though mostly winter ones.
- Cleaned the swatted flies off the kitchen window.
- Clean the dog-nose marks off the front window.
- Bugger it's a non-drinking night.
- As a youngster I wrote a list of things I hated. I told my mum. She said 'When you've got a piece of paper the size of a postage stamp why don't you write a list of the things you like?' This has stayed with me.
- Wholegrain, Dijon or Coleman's English.
- My father once said 'That was nice I must have been hungry'. This was never forgiven, or at least not forgotten.
- I'm wearing brown pyjamas (which I wish I could spell 'pajamas') and a blue fleece robe, not a dressing gown as it doesn't have a front opening but pulls over my head, with a hood.
- The British Corner Shop have just made me an offer of a Christmas pudding which I can refuse.
- I think perhaps when it comes to risotto I have no limit of capacity, but I haven't tested this out.
- Jeremiah Coleman, I've heard them repeat, made his fortune from the mustard that folks didn't eat.
- Today I saw a very new-looking Citroen in a deep chocolate brown colour, a true brown. Can it be that brown cars really are making a comeback?
- I get caught out time and again.
- Constable didn't come from Dunstable.
- Barking mad dog.
- That helicopter really copped it.
- Jeremiah Coleman, of Norwich late and great, made his fortune from mustard that folks left on their plate.
- What on earth am I supposed to do with a large bottle of orange-flower water?
- If in doubt use the past simple.
- Find out more about gall wasps.
- No one knows where the word 'bap' for a soft round bread roll comes from, but I wonder if it is related to 'kebab'? They sell the big soft rounds of bread for those here as 'kebap'.
- I'm going to get myself a cherry syrup fizz.
- A dear little blue silicone spoon (shown near life-size)
which came with a twin spatula, but they had to be separated. It shoulders its way around the awkwardest corners of jam jars, and licks the mini-blender as clean as a whistle.
That'll do for today.