22nd January 2015

I gave one of the bean recipes a trial run on the stove this evening.  It was quite tasty and so easy to make.  When I get my little gas stove I will try out one of the other recipes, maybe the lentil recipe.  I think though that some of my spices might be a little stale.  I can’t remember the last time I refreshed them, it’s been such a long time since I’ve done any real cooking.  I must pop up to the spice store on the weekend, I might even treat myself to one of their beautiful wooden spice chests.  Maybe that will inspire me to cook more.  Perhaps I could invite…no, no, don’t be ridiculous.

Juliet gets out of quarantine soon.  I’m so looking forward to being able to give her a big hug.  I might see if she wants to come over for dinner, watch some soppy movie and have a spa.  So we can have a proper catch up.

Last night, I talked to my sister for the first time in ages.  She has been so busy with the kids.  Man they are growing up fast!  It seems like only yesterday Ella was born, and now she is three.  Where did the time go?  Poor wee mite hasn’t been well and Grace had to take her to the doctors, which turned out to be a bit of a challenge.  Normally GP’s are pretty quick to prescribe antibiotics or some other form of medication, but yesterday Grace was told to give her lots of water, plenty of vitamin C and ensure got plenty of rest.  When Grace pressed for something similar to what her son was prescribed a month ago, the doctor replied “supplies are being ‘prioritised’ and it’s best for nature to take it’s course.”

While I think that doctors are often loose and free with their prescribing of antibiotics to adults I think sick children need help with their immune systems, especially if they have been suffering with a persistent cough like Ella has.  Definitely need to look into that one.  Maybe it has something to do with what is going on in West Africa.