This ‘Post A Day’ malarkey was not clever of WordPress. Firstly, it creates unnecessary pressure on the blogger to come up with meaningful content every day. Secondly, it is extremely stressful, if you are away from the internet for a single day, to catch up with your friends’ posts. I’ve decided not to worry too much about it …
No rose today, my lovelies, some pretty petunias and pansies instead. We’re not allowed to say ‘pansy’ in this country anymore, it was fine to say back in the day when pansy was a flower and gay meant happy, but nowadays the gay boys take umbrage. Better to call them – as Kathy in Canada does, ‘Johnny-jump-ups’ …
Fuchsia seems the leitmotif-palette for my life at the moment. This is my new ‘office’. Ain’t it pretty? From here I can watch summer unfold; on either side of the salon is a restaurant, one Italian and the other Asian, both busy all day.
happenstance – an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
chance event, fortuity, accident, stroke – anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause; “winning the lottery was a happy accident”; “the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck”; “it was due to an accident or fortuity …[Chambers Dictionary]
I feel so lucky; there is a Chinese supermarket right next door to the salon! Can you imagine how excited I was to discover this? I have befriended the owner and have already earmarked a number of items which I will buy with my first salary cheque.
After ages of searching, I finally have a source for wonton wrappers and was able to make sweet & sour pork wontons in the steamer I’ve owned for more than a year and have never used. They turned out a bit fiddly, but practice makes perfect. With a ginger and chilli dipping sauce, they went down a treat and Old Spouse managed to polish off 2 dozen. I am thinking of doing them again tonight, with peanut chicken filling.