Good Morning Everyone. I hope that the weather played nicely in your area to contribute to a great weekend.
Our weekend was very hot & humid, lots of heat warnings out.
Currently Thankful: looks like another summer of house/garden/POOL sitting. I enjoyed my first swim of the season on Saturday & it was bloody marvelous!
Currently Off The Patio: we were able to get off our own patio & see something else. I really have no idea what our status is in the province, are we allowed about? Or is it still just out & about for medical appointments & grocery shopping? So under these parameters as I had a mammogram scheduled which isn't too far from one of our previous favourite wandering spots, we took some time to visit the river park after my appointment. In the first photo is a family of Canada geese wandering through the gardens. We were one of the few that were wearing masks. Our chief medical officer for the region says it is very important to wear a mask even when out walking, especially in the popular parks, as the Delta (India) variant is extremely contagious.
Currently Watching: Over the last several weeks we have watched several British series which we got from the library. Two of the series, I am sure had the intention of being more, but alas two were one hit wonders.
Delicious - was 3 series & it was delightful, starring Dawn French. There were a few times that some of the characters were obnoxious, but it was also part of the character development; over all I'd say the characters worked & the Cornwall scenery definitely a star of the series. Oh & the food was fantastic, we were hungry during each episode. Poldark with Aidan Turner, also featured the gorgeous scenery of Cornwall. I want to go to Cornwall.
Girlfriends - only 1 series & I can absolutely see why. IOO, it was bloody awful. While the cast are all stars, the writing just didn't hit the mark. I don't think the writer knew what she wanted from this series; comedy, tragedy, drama. Although it was really nice to see Matthew Lewis as other than Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter movies.
Love, Lies & Records - another 1 series wonder. The first 3 episodes were very good; liked the stories woven around the main characters. We were invested. The last 3 episodes were horrible & we thought someone other than the original writer of the first 3 episodes were writing the last 3 episodes. Same writer all the way through. Kay Mellor is the writer/producer of both Girlfriends & Love, Lies & Records. And yes, I know she's critically acclaimed as a writer ... I'll say no more.
Currently In The Garden: no words are necessary. (1) Star of Bethlehem (2) white Bearded Iris (3) Bleeding Heart with bumble bee
Currently Looking: for a written down version of my Mom/Gran's potato salad recipe. I cannot find one, but then again I always make from memory. My Mom would boil the potatoes with their skins on, then peel the skins off, potatoes would be firm & just fork tender, then she would cube the potatoes into bite size portions, she would pour pickle juice over the warm potatoes, leave for a few moments & then drain thoroughly. She would add: chopped up hard boiled eggs, slice radishes, chopped pickles, preferably gherkins, add horseradish, just a titch, grainy mustard, chopped green onions (the white part only) & then salad dressing (mao) stir to blend. A few times I remember her adding finely chopped celery. All the quantities are to taste. I also switch individual grainy mustard & horseradish ingredients for horseradish grainy mustard & I do use low fat salad dressing. I prefer to use gherkins rather than dill, I like the sweetness of gherkins.
And I'll leave you with this thought; "some days kicking ass looks just like barely holding on but it's OK, because it is still kicking ass."