To Translate Click Here

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Whats for dinner?

After nearly 7 weeks not eating meat, the Mr said he would like something meaty and tasty...

I have some beef mince in the freezer so I took to Google.  "what dinner can I make with beef mince?", I asked it.  It brought up thousands of entries about spaghetti.  Le sigh.  Boring.  Then after reading {Dani's post today} about dolmades, I thought what about Greek...  So Pastisio it is, {I will use this recipe}.

Lets see what he thinks of this.  I think we will even try and eat outside.  I studied outside yesterday.  It was lovely.

Tomorrow I am hoping to get to Lidl to buy some of the Greek meze bits that they have on this weeks offer.  

I havent left the house since Saturday.  My Sister offered the advice of joining the local WI.  The last time I tried that I was the youngest there, (in a completely different town).  Everyone else was in their 80's.  I hope with the revival of it all and retro chic that there maybe someone my age or younger.  I am scared of the natives you see.  I spoke to a lady with a little dog at the post box last week and she referred to us as the "incomers" in the bungalow.  My heart sank a little at that.  She also said that someone had told her our names and she thought I was a man.  Thinking my name was short for Solomon.  "Sorry", I said and turned to go.  "I have potatoes on the stove".  I didnt have any potatoes cooking, but I didnt know what to say.  And her parting shot shouted at me was "I hope you are going to do something about that tree".

Beam me up Scotty.

8 comments:

northsider dave said...

Is there a library near you Sol? They usually display groups on their notice boards. Or perhaps you could go to a local church or the pub. I am sure you will meet new friends soon. Wish we had something near us.

Sol said...

hey Dave, once ive finished my exams im going to start applying for jobs. I am hoping to go on a few of the guided walks around here. find people with the same interests. I havent been out of my bike. I will feel better when I do. But I have to wait in for deliveries and building materials. I am tied to the house at the moment.

Dani said...

Glad to have been of assistance with your (mince) meal :)

Yeah, small towns and villages can take a while to "accept" newcomers / incomers (even here) but once you're "in", they're a wonderful bunch. John, of Going Gently has some excellent tales of life in his Welsh village :)

Sol said...

hey Dani. I am sure at some point they will accept us. lol

Mac n' Janet said...

Lady doesn't sound like the kind of person you'd want to be friends with anyway. Your idea about guided walks is a good one.

Sol said...

Hey Mac n Janet, lol I hope at some point I meet someone a bit more friendly. lol I have seen on the parish board local tours by an older gentleman that give talks about the area. I think that is my starting point.

thanks for your comment

Kev Alviti said...

Always takes a while to get bedded into an area. What about a gardening club or something? What age group are btw without being too cheeky. You can bracket to the nrarest 10 years if you like!

Sol said...

Hey Kev this year I am 37. Hurtling towards 40. I felt about 6 when that woman spoke to me. I walked off like an idiot. The tree everyone is on about it a huge HUGE walnut tree.

I might also see about a book club. I dont even mind going to the next village if I have too. they seem to be a little younger and a little nicer... dare I say it. I went to their plant sale, bought too many things for my bike and they made 2 of the Cubs follow me on their bikes with the rest of my swag. lol