Sunday, 21 November 2021

Good and busy day

 It's been a busy day, lots of jobs done.  Firstly, washing put out on the line as it's been sunny, albeit with a very cold breeze.  The temperature has dropped noticeably, we've had several unseasonably warm days over the past few weeks and now it's gone down to what it should be for this time of the year.  For the first time in ages, I was actually a bit cold in bed last night, so have changed from the summer duvet to the autumn one, 7.5 tog instead of the 4.5 one.  So changed the bed linen at the same time.

Prepped the duck for dinner today.....well, husband prepped it following my directions.  I prepared all the veggies - cabbage, sprouts, tenderstem broccoli, and potatoes and carrots to roast - loads of veg purposely as I want some leftovers for veggie day tomorrow.  I also made an orange sauce to serve with the duck - simple one, just zest and juice of a large orange, 2 tbsp marmalade and a splash of balsamic vinegar, boiled then simmered until reduced and thickened.  Poured off most of the duck fat to freeze for roast spuds over Christmas, leaving a little to make gravy with.

Made a few changes to the menu plan for this week.  Then went up to my craft room and drew/made a birthday card for a friend, and added some embellishments to some Christmas cards.

I used the puff pastry yesterday to make apple, raisin and cinnamon Danish pastries - froze most of them (in the duck sized space in the freezer, haha) but kept a couple out for husband.

Still no pain in my back or hips, although I'm still a bit sore and quite stiff today.  My legs are definitely getting stronger, I feel like I stand better.  It continues to amaze me how the osteopathy is having such a positive change to my muscles, stance and pain reduction.....I honestly didn't believe that I could ever be pain free.  I've got so used to being in pain constantly, 24/7, and that affected my mood a lot, especially since I wasn't sleeping at all well, the pain waking me up every time I turned over.  Now I feel so much better, physically and therefore mentally.  Had a long chat with my bestie yesterday too, that always cheers me up.

Just sat down now, I won't be doing anything else for the rest of the day....well, other than serving up the dinner.


  1. You put me to shame with all you do! I'm so glad you're finally pain free, and your legs are getting stronger. It's amazing what can be done with just a little manipulation. xx

    1. Believe me, I'm not that industrious every day lol xx

  2. I am so glad you are feeling better!

  3. I love Danish pastry! Now, you have me looking up recipes for making them:) So glad to hear that the osteopathy is working for you.

  4. My goodness you have done a great deal today.

    Enjoy your roast duck with orange sauce.

    God bless.

  5. Mmmmmm that dinner sounds wonderfully tasty; my mouth is watering. I made a Lamb HotPot and thoroughly enjoyed it . . 2 portions! Enough left to re-heat for tonight.

  6. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better after the osteopathy sessions.

    I didn't know there were such a thing as 7.5 tog duvets, I've always gone from the 4.5 straight to 10.5 no wonder the first few nights are VERY warm.


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