curiouswombat: (notes from a small island)
posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 08:52pm on 14/04/2013 under , , ,
A few pictures to illustrate the week.

Actually the first one is from last Sunday. It was the church AGM - and like most such, it is necessary, but not a lot of people want to be bothered attending. So we have the bribe of a free lunch... home made soup, with bread, and dessert - under the cut is a picture of the pudding as it was very pretty.

Raspberry meringue

Aren't our church plates neat?

On Tuesday I was on my way to do a couple of home visits down south, and stopped in Castletown to eat my sandwich lunch.

This is the view across the harbour to the castle -

Castle Rushen and harbour

Now... a couple of months ago, the subject for the week on [ profile] photo_scavenger was 'time'. And [ profile] cairistiona7 posted a picture of a clock in the USA that reminded me of the Millennium clocks in a couple of our towns and villages. So I posted a picture of one of them - here. I mentioned that there seemed to have been a very efficient salesman as there were certainly more of them around just like that one.

Look closely at that picture of Castle Rushen and see if you can spot another one of the Millennium clocks.

Here's a clue...

Castletown Millennium Clock

Wednesday evening and my sister e-mailed me with the news of my niece's engagement - a nice thing. But it must have distracted me because within ten minutes of getting that news I had managed to break the catch on the back gate when I went to take the bin in, and then snap the handle on one of the kitchen cupboards!

The cupboards have been there for about 15 or 16 years - S2C fitted them himself. So getting a matching handle was not an option. I must admit that a couple of times I have thought that new handles would 'modernise' the whole kitchen, but I never got further than a vague thought. But now it has to be done - because one odd handle would look very odd. So I have been to B&Q and bought 14 new handles... 13 to use, and a spare.

I have taken a picture showing the first new handle in place, replacing the broken one, with the old one on the next cupboard -

The old handle is on the right, the shiny new stainless steel one is on the left.

New handle

It's going to take us a while to do all of those...

It was a tiring week at work because I had another nurse with me - and somehow explaining what you are doing, as you do it, is twice as tiring as doing it - even though I do really quite enjoy explaining, too. So,; the last clinic of the week was on Friday, in Ramsey. The other nurse headed back south when we finished, but I was meeting friends for an early evening dinner in Ramsey.

I thought I would sit and read for half an hour before going to meet them - and I managed to fall asleep! Just shows it was a tiring week. I was only about 15 minutes late, thankfully, and had a very nice meal at The Harbour Bistro. Had I been more alert I would have taken a picture of my rum-flavoured creme caramel so that this post would be bookended by puddings - but sadly I forgot...


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