Archive for March 2008


March 31, 2008
Robin is our lovely hostess this week and she wants us to share………

Quotable quotes and words that inspire.

she says…………..’please share words that inspire and motivate you–brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night’s Comedy Central…from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you’.

Couldn’t miss out on this weeks Fun Monday! In memory of my Dear Old Dad, an avid W.C. Fields fan, i’m presenting you with a few of his quotes…
…Christmas at my house is always at least six or seven times more pleasant than anywhere else. We start drinking early. And while everyone else is seeing only one Santa Claus, we’ll be seeing six or seven.

…more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol.


…I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy.

…Comedy is a serious business. A serious business with only one purpose–to make people laugh.

Just working out how to post a Youtube vid?

March 30, 2008
You Are Bare Feet
You are a true free spirit, and you can’t be tied down.
Even wearing shoes can be a little too constraining for you at times!

You are very comfortable in your own skin.
You are one of the most real people around. You don’t have anything to hide.

Open and accepting, you are willing to discuss or entertain almost any topic.
You are a very tolerant person. You are accepting and not judgmental.

You should live: Somewhere warm

You should work: At your own business, where you can set the rules

Earth Hour

March 29, 2008

I did my bit, well tried.. I usually put the bedroom lamps on as it gets dark, so the children can get changed for bed. Tonight the lights upstairs didn’t go on until after 9pm when I sent them to bed! I turned off the light outside, at the front door, the lights under the kitchen cabinets, the light above the hob, the lamp in the hall, one of the lamps in the lounge. So for the whole hour, we only had the t.v. on, one lamp and the computer (keeping the youngest two occupied) I could have done more, but Chef was home and there was no way he’s participate by turning off the t.v and the lamp beside it. Next year, I’ll make sure he goes out.

  I looked out of the window to see if the other houses on the estate were participating. They weren’t, so I didn’t feel quite so bad!

Witty Wednesday

March 26, 2008
 A married couple was asleep when the phone rang at 2AM. The blonde wife picked up the phone, listened a moment and said, “How should I know, that’s 200 miles from here!” and hung up.
    The husband asked, “Who was that?”
    The wife said, “I don’t know, some woman wanting to know “if the coast is clear.”

Menu Plan Monday

March 24, 2008

Monday~Roast Lamb

Tuesday~Pan Fried Cod

Wednesday~Brown Sugar Chicken 

Thursday~Crockpot Chilli

Friday~Sausage Casserole

Saturday~Eating out at the Chinese

Sunday~ Roast dinner

March 21, 2008

Given the choice, would you prefer to live in the country or in the city?Countryside of course! I’ve never enjoyed cities. I lived close to London for two years and only went there three  or four times. Give me green any day..


Who is the cutest kid you know? My son!


Fill in the blank: I couldn’t believe it when I heard ___________.

I couldn’t believe it when my daughter said she’d come first in the Irish exam! (she’s English)

Main Course

If you could star in a commercial for one of your favorite products, which one would you want to advertise? It would have to be kitchen appliances


What type(s) of vitamins and/or supplements do you take on a regular basis? I don’t take supplements


More Feasting here

Witty Wednesday

March 19, 2008

Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other person has, you wish you had ordered that.

At the cocktail party, one woman said to another, “Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?” The other replied, “Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.”

After a quarrel, a husband said to his wife, “You know, I was a fool when I married you.” She replied, “Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn’t notice.”

A lady inserted an ‘ad’ in the classifieds: “Husband wanted”. Next day she received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”

The bride, upon her engagement, went to her mother and said, “I’ve found a man just like father!” Her mother replied, “So what do you want from me, sympathy?”

When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.

Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe.

Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” And the father replied, “I don’t know son, I’m still paying.”.

Q: How can you tell the married men at a wedding reception?
A: They’re the ones dancing with everyone but their wives.

Q: What is a wedding tragedy?
A: To marry a man for love, and then find out he has no money.

Q: How do I make my wife stop buying all these gloves?
A: Buy her a diamond ring.

“My girlfriend told me I should be more affectionate. So I got two girlfriends.”

Q: How do most men define marriage?
A: A very expensive way to getting their laundry done free.

Words to live by: Do not argue with a spouse who is packing your parachute.

First guy (proudly): “My wife’s an angel!”
Second guy: “You’re lucky, mine’s still alive.”

Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are beautiful

Salmon and Broccoli Bake

March 18, 2008

  Well, Chef didn’t make the Lamb Dijon yesterday instead, he took the children to the St. Patricks Day Parade, leaving me to catch up with the ironing (thoughtful, isn’t he?)

 So, I used the lamb to make a slowcooker casserole, which he ate later after it had cooked for eight hours. These things are so handy.. For the children, I made a scrummy Salmon and Broccoli Bake. The recipe I used says it’s a casserole. I can’t call it a casserole! A casserole to me is meat, vegetables and gravy!

 Anyway, if you like salmon, make this…


I didn’t use the onions pictured here and didn’t add sherry, but I added freshly chopped parsley into the topping


Menu Planner Monday

March 16, 2008

La Feile Naomh Padraig fe mhaise dhibh go leir

Monday~ Lamb Dijon 
 (Chef is making this, so tune in later for a rare event!)
Wednesday~Vegetable Lasagne
Saturday~Undecided, probably leftovers!
Sunday~Roast Lamb

I Spy!

March 15, 2008