Inchcock Today: Saturday 20th December 2014

06Sat0106Sat02Up at 0220hrs wide awake and spent a few wasted minutes trying to remember the dreams wot I’d had.


Terrible wind this morning, I don’t mean the weather.

The angina was much easier though, and the arthritis not too bad, the fingers especially seemed better this morning.

Started the laptop and poddled down to make a cuppa and had a search for my hearing aids, finding them on tin of baked beans in the kitchen?


Started doing some blogging and Facebooking – I do love it yer know. Someone to communicate with. Then did some graphics for the TFZers.

I even watched a DVD! Not on the computer mind, that still wont let me do that.

I passsed another emission of wind from me rear-end that was possibly me worst one of me life. Corrr…

Made another cuppa and took me medications then titivated myself up and got the things ready for the Nottingham Hospice Charity Shop and set off on me walk to Sherwood with them.

Bit overcast and windy, but it wasn’t a cold wind though.

06Sat03As I got to the top of the hill on Mansfield Road the sky brightened a bit.

I pressed on down the hill and called into the Romanian charity shop near the library and had a potter around. The people who run it are rather nice and sociable.

As I came out there was a dog chained up that was barking I assumed because her owner was in the shop. I spoke gently to her “All right my pet, they wont be long…” She stretched the chain she was on to the limit in her effort to take a chink out of me. Hey-ho!

06Sat05I called in the library to have a see what they had in biography-wise because I’m coming to the end of me Operation Sea-Lion book. Struggled up the steps to the entrance and realised it was closed. Hey-ho again!

After dropping the things off for the Hospice shop I wandered over the road (Carefully) into the Council Estate and took a photo from the top 06Sat04of the hill. It didn’t come out as I expected but still, did me best. At least it showed the size of the estate.

As I turned back onto Mansfield Road I noticed that the Sherwood Manor restaurant and pub were offering lager at £1.99 a pint and had a large poster up to advertise it too.

That’s about $3.10 in American dollars.

I wonder how much the lager is over there?

06Sat06As I started to walk down the first hill towards Carrington I noticed there were a few mobility scooters ahead of me… so I crossed over the road. Better safe than sorry I thought with those dangerous things about.

The sky had started to darken again, but still looked beautiful to me.

Just a few minutes later and a little 06Sat07further down the road, it changed so quickly and looked like this with a hole through the clouds letting through the sunshine from behind.

It became more threatening of rain and darker, but no rain came.

I pressed on up the hill and down the other side and into the Cooperative store to get some of their bread-thins because at the moment they are cheaper than Asda and Tesco are at £1 a pack.

I came out and had gone about six yards when I realised I’d left me bag at the till – I limped urgently as I could back and there it was still on the floor.

I received the often given to me look from the lady behind the counter that said without words spoken: “Silly old bugger!” Hey-ho number three. 

 Out of the shop again on me way to the alleyway into Carrington, but i did not like the look of four youths sat drinking cans of beer of some sort on the bench… so I took the much longer scenic route back to the my flea-pit avoiding contact with them.

06Sat08I got in before the rain started luckily, mind you it wasn’t much only a few drops.

I got me nosh ready to be prepared later and took a photo of it just in case Delia Smith or Gordon Ramsey need any tips like.

Incidentally the ingredient list in Hungry Joe’s BBQ Burgers & Beans is:

Sauce (63%) – Diced Potatoes (25%) – Beef Burgers (10%) – Cheddar Cheese (Milk)

Sauce contains: Water, Onions, Pinto Beans, Tomato, Red Pepper, Celery, Tomato Puree, Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Malt, Vinegar (Barley), Chipotle Mash, Modified Maize Starch, Smoked Paprika, Garlic Puree, Rapeseed Oil, Caramelised Sugar Syrup, Salt, Pimento, Cumin, Yeast Extract, Oregano, Black Pepper
Diced Potatoes contain: Potatoes, Sunflower Oil, Wheat Flour, Salt, Modified Potato Starch, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Spice Extracts, Dextrose

Mini Beef Burgers contains: Beef (90%), Beef Fat, Seasoning, Onion, Tomato Paste, Brown Sugar, Soy Protein, Rusk

Chipotle Mash contains: Chipotle Mash, Preservative (Acetic Acid)

Seasoning contains: Pea Starch, Dried Glucose Syrup, Dextrose, Onion Powder, Flavouring, Spices, Salt, Yeast Extract, Spice Extracts

Rusk Contains: Fortified Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Salt.

Nutritionist please: Is that good?

You may wonder why I had the packet of Suet Pellets and bird seed that I feed me mallards and pigeons with included in the photograph?

So do I!

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