I have cogitated for a year or so, about updating my blog face. A couple of pals set about the task, but work got in the way so I was sitting all forlorn and aging on the byways of life.
Formatting on my old outdated blog, in the last few days was driving me to distraction, plugins were no longer compatible, so after a chat with Elly. I took the bull by the horns and moved house.
This is where you can find the all new bright and shiny Grannymar. So go on and bookmark it.
Well almost! So far I only have blog posts from way back in the last century moved and it will take time to deal with the others.
The old blog will stand for the moment until I decide which of the 2,400+ posts, in 33 different categories to pull over to my new home. Please be patient with me.
In the meantime, Let the party begin……
I feel like having a face lift.
What do you think?
Over the past six months, I have revisited various groups of recipes, today is just the time to revisit salads.
Just click on the links below for a tasteful and attractive selection.
Juicy Summer Salad
Peanut Potato Salad
Californian Potato Salad
Beetroot & Pepper Slaw
Cheese Pineapple & Walnut Salad
Fennel & Orange Salad
Tomatoes with Basil
Melon & Beetroot Salad
Fennel & Cucumber Salad
Brown Rice Salad
Open Air Painting
Open a parcel
Out And Proud
Open Air Pub
Osaka Amenity Park
Over Affectionate Parents
One Act Play
I bet you thought I was going to write about an Old Age Pensioner.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave
when my life is done.
These words were on a Memorial Card for Roy Leitz, dearly loved husband and anam cara of my wonderful friend Nancy.
I was very touched by them. It is how I would like to be remembered, when I breathe my last. Nancy please hang a copy on your fridge to read and reflect on as the days and weeks go by.
The topic Saying goodbye was brought to us this week by Padmini, I do hope that she has no intention of saying goodbye for many a long year. I wonder how she has tackled this subject today? Why not come along with me to check her out, before dropping in to see what the other active members are saying goodbye to: Delirious, Maxi, Ramana, Shackman speaks, & The Old Fossil, are the regular faithful crew, while Ashok, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, Padmum, Blackwatertown, & Will Knott join us when life and time allows. Don’t forget that Rohit rejoined us last week, so please add him to the your weekly dander round the Loose Blogging Consortium
I’m at Pets at Home buying a bag of dog food for my dog. While in the check-out queue, a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. Why else would I be buying dog food, RIGHT???
So on impulse I told her that no, I didn’t have a dog, I was starting the Dog food Diet again, and that I probably shouldn’t because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I’d lost 50 pounds before I awakened in intensive care with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms. I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and all you do is load your pockets with food Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in queue was now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog food poisoned me.
I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle’s butt and a car hit me. I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was laughing so hard.
Now come on! Did you really think I said that?
I found it on Silversurfers Timeline, on Facebook. It was just too funny not to share!
DO NOT wash your hair in the shower!!
It’s so good to finally get a health warning that is useful!!!
IT INVOLVES THE SHAMPOO WHEN IT RUNS DOWN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU SHOWER WITH IT. WARNING TO US ALL!!!
I don’t know WHY I didn’t figure this out sooner! I use shampoo in the shower! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning,
“FOR EXTRA BODY AND VOLUME.”
No wonder I have been gaining weight! Well! I got rid of that shampoo and I am going to start showering with Fairy Dishwashing Liquid. The label reads:
“DISSOLVES FAT THAT IS OTHERWISE DIFFICULT TO REMOVE.”
Thanks to my old pal Noreen for this one!
Photo from Mail Online
The Duchess of Cambridge was caught out by the wind as she arrived at a wedding in south Oxfordshire, just over a week ago. I am betting that it will not happen again. Maybe her mother in law, Her Majesty the Queen, has not passed on her tip to avoid this situation.
It is very simple.
It is a tip Margaret Thatcher shared during a non political television interview from Downing Street. She told us it was passed on to her, by the Queen.
This wonderful tip came in two parts:
- Never press the hem of a skirt or dress, it means the length can be altered to suit fashion whims, without leaving a telltale mark.
- Use fine curtain lead hem tape threaded through the dress hem, to stop it blowing about on a windy day.
Lead hem tape in different weights to suit different fabrics.
Close up of the lead weight tape.
The fine 14g tape would do the trick on the lightweight fabric of the dress above, without upsetting the line of the outfit.
Sorry, the line spacing is a law unto itself right now and bugging me no end.
Roll on Friday for some coffee talk!
Preheat the oven to 200°C
3 very ripe bananas
2 tbsp soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts *
Mash bananas in a bowl and add rest of the ingredients. Stir just until blended.
Pour into greased muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.
* For variety use dried cranberries or cherries.