Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Climbing To New Heights
What a lovely day of sunshine we have had today, a bit of a chill in the air but gorgeous in the sunshine, after the early morning chores, Kara and me went for a bit of a walk up the road, then popped over to C senior and C Junior for a cuppa and a catch up, the fencers arrived and set to on the stock fencing in the field, its really starting to take shape out there now, Kara slept in the sunshine while I had a bit of tidy up around the greenhouse and veg garden, some of my sweet peas are now up and lupins.
The delivery man arrived I was hanging about so I didn't miss him, he brought me a reel of cable I ordered.
Yesterday I bought this in Tesco
It was £49 and I had £20 of vouchers to use so it only cost me £29
I get so frustrated with the TV signal breaking up all the time on freeview I did a bit of research and thought Freesat might me the solution, there is a couple of old sky dishes set up here and all you have to do is plug the receiver box into the sky dish, problem number 1 the original cable had been cut off were it came into the house problem number 2 I didn't have a connector to attach to the box, I quick search on good old amazon solved my problems, I ordered a 20m reel of cable with connectors for £7.99 last night and Mr Amazon delivered them today free delivery because I am a prime member, so cable in hand after it arrived today I then had to get it connected to the satellite dish on top of the barn, I am not good with heights at all, so after a cuppa and spending time poo picking around the field and cleaning out the ducks and yet another cuppa, I decided I could do this, I fetched the ladder and put it up against the barn, looking I realised I was going to have to climb to the top to reach the dish, so being a brave girl I climbed up the ladder disconnected the old cable, Jim the fencer spotted me asked if I was alright I obviously wasn't looking to calm, when I came down I explained to him what I was doing and that I am not good at heights, he offered to nip back up with the new cable for me to connect it up. I didn't need asking twice. I took him up on his offer.
After it was connected I went indoors and finished the connection in there switched on set it to tune and bingo I now have 150 tv channels with excellent reception.
Then my next delivery of the day arrived my new garden shed, lovely fellas unloaded it and stacked it were I asked and then gave me a free gift to go with my shed
A Shed Solar Light
I am sure it will be useful. it does actually give off a fair amount of light.
This evening I made my Biryani, i had to male the Pilau Rice first, I was surprised to see the recipe called yellow and red food colouring, something I didn't have in the cupboard so I used Saffron instead to colour,
This was it when I was adding the saffron before it went into the oven to finish cooking.
The Biryani was fairly easy to cook, I was so impatient to eat it I just spooned some of the curry sauce over it and didn't bother with a salad.
It was really tasty, I am sure hubby is going to like this. I have kept some by for tomorrows dinner and I will have salad with it, the rest has gone in the freezer.
I can understand now why Indian meals are expensive there is a lot of work involved with the preparation but it is worth it for a really tasty meal.
Now its feet up the fire is lit and the Apprentice is on tonight.