Boil a free range egg in a pan of boiling water for about 4 minutes. Plunge into cold water so you can remove the shell. Simply put in a cup, chop with a spoon and season with salt and pepper. If it happens to be hard boiled, then a knob of butter could be added or a cholesterol lowering spread if you have high cholesterol (advice needed from a medical professional).
Simple. Scrambled egg mixed with love it or loathe it Bovril.
Fancy a change? Something a bit more spicy?
Why not fry some cauliflower florets in olive oil with cumin seeds, a dash of curry powder and, of course, salt and pepper?
1 diced onion
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
A one inch piece of peeled ginger, chopped into small slivers
Olive oil to fry
1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
1 beef tomato, sliced
Coloured peppers deseeded and sliced into rings
Half a sweetheart cabbage, sliced
300 mls of vegetable stock
Grated cheese or any kind that melts well
1 teaspoon of dried coriander
2 teaspoons of dried cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry the onions, ginger and garlic. Add the minced lamb, chilli, coriander, cumin and seasoning. Pour in the stock and cook for 30 minutes on the hob. Put the cabbage in an ovenproof dish and put the lamb mix on the top, add the sliced tomatoes and peppers. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes at 180°C. Pop the cheese on top and return to the oven for about 5 minutes.
In other words, do you have a nap or more during 24 hours? I have a nap at the weekends to enable me to stay up to midnight later in the day. I don’t nap during the week. The Spanish are famous for their siestas and when I lived there for several years I got in the habit on non-working days.
I am not talking vets or food here. I mean on clothes, accessories, posh cushions, little houses for cats, hand made dog sweaters with hand beaded crystal detail. What about a handcrafted Alcantara dog jacket, embellished with Swarovski elements for around Euros 168?
What about a designer cat tree in leather, by Rondo? Prices vary, but you can get one for £589.
This one is around £480.
If you like to know where your pet is at all times, what about a Tractive Real Time Pet Tracker for about £80. You can set an alert on your smartphone, so you will be advised when your pet strays outside the area you have set up as a safe zone.
Maybe a Cat Chesterfield?
priced around £400.
Enough to pay in a day perhaps?
In the UK Mother’s Day was on 11th March. I received beautiful flowers from my son and he took me to a South Indian restaurant in London for an unusual meal.
It was also on the 11th March in Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey and Nigeria. The United States and Australia don’t celebrate it until 13th May this year. France and Sweden will celebrate on the 27th May this year.
Surely it would be better to choose a universal date.