What will J.K. Rowling's Next Book Be About?
|A political faerie story, like she once said. Tiny little faeries running for office.||
|The Scottish Book. All about Scotland.||
|Albus Severus and the Book They Said Would Never Happen||
|I'm J.K. Rowling, and I'll tell you in comments.||
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Ironsos, the only one of those four I do not use is “chav.” Though both “sussed” and “skint” are probably seen as a bit old fashioned.
“Numpty” (which my spell check has just tried to replace with both Humpty and Dumpty, which has made my day, lol!) is one of my current favourite words.
Lady Hawke Sorry to hear about Little Hawke. I hope it is one of her quick episodes of high temperature.
Website for our new eatery – www.feathersatbrockton.co.uk/
I heard about this place about fifteen years ago but never acted upon the recommendation, but we caught sight of it when sent on a diversionary route when travelling to The Crown Country Inn for the Autumn Equinox. I suddenly decided that I wanted to try it out and once I had looked at the menu I was certain of it. It is pretty old with brick or tiled floors and ancient beams and could be styled “shabby chic”.
We discovered today that we would have to pay £10 per month to use our Pause/Record facility so we have decided to sign up for their cheapest entertainment package, with the Pause/Record thrown in for £21.50 per month. I’m afraid our local supplier mis-informed us probably because he had no older model boxes in stock. We are not pleased. It does not do to be ill-informed on technical matters:)
We are under a Tornado Watch for the next six hours or so. There are also lots of thunderstorms headed our way.
GRAYMAYNE, I love looking at these menus. I like choosing my hypothetical meals I will never eat.
I can’t decide between the goat cheese tart with caramelized onions and balsamic vinegar and the Pate stuffed mushrooms in garlic butter.
Since I will actually cook lamb I suppose I would choose the duck, given the opportunity.I generally can’t pass up creme brulee, regardless of flavor.
Interestingly, my DS took us for ice cream last night after the band concert. I was extremely cold and nothing appealed to me. I decided if I could have a hot cup of coffee with a scoop of ice cream that might suit me. Unfortunately, they had no coffee.
I had no idea coffee with ice cream had a name, affogato.
I started out today going to pay my property taxes. On the way I decided I had better wait. Just because they deposited my SS checks does not mean they will do so next month. The taxes can wait if I don’t get paid. I do hope they got it straightened out. I will have to change banks if they send it back again next month. The trouble is I will have to wait until they get it straightened out before I can change banks.
I was too tired to put up insulation today. I guess I have got to the place that it takes two days to recover from unexpected work. It wouldn’t have been so bad if I didn’t have to hold things over my head. My arms are weak when it comes to holding them over my head. I guess it is good even if they are weak since at one time I couldn’t lift them over my head.
LH, I hope all is ok with you… I see that there was heavy storm damage in the Memphis area last night! :+|
We are at the docter with my daughter now. She woke up with a higher fever than yesterday and continued pain in her back and neck, plus she has started sneezing.
Everyone here seems to have trees down on their property. None of our trees are large enough to be affected by a storm.
Glad you are ok LH… I saw on TV how another tornado magnet (trailer park) got clobbered in the Memphis area. We get that storm here tonight.
Lady Hawke Sorry your daughter is ill. Did she get a flu shot when you did? We didn’t get a hugh storm like they predicted. It did rain but didn’t wake me up. Maybe that is why it is not as cold today as they predicted.
I have been busy moving things around downstairs. I need to bring my chest type freezer back into the warmer room. Since my daughter is buying a house, she will need her stand up freezer. Since it is full of my things, I need to move them back to my freezer. I don;t want to go into the cold room every time I need to get in the freezer so I am moving it back into the mud room. That is I will when I get some help. I was able to move it by myself into the cold room but that was last fall. I don;t have the energy to do it by myself this fall. A lot of my meals are made with frozen dinners. I am trying to decide whether I want to hook up my gas cook stove or just contionue to cook with my electrical hot plate and pans that I used before we hooked up Jen’s stove. I think I have an electric stove next door but it is so old I don;t think I want to hook it up.
COOLG, no my daughter did not get the flu shot when I did. I received mine at employee heath at the hospital because I am a volunteer. The hospital did do a program in which they gave flu shots free to the public but you had to be 18 years old to get one. So, once my daughter has overcome whatever this is we will have to make certain she has a flu shot.
My daughter either has a virus or Strep. They cultured her for strep but the results won’t we in until tomorrow. She started sneezing during the night. So, the doctor started her on an antibiotic that will cover strep and, with luck, keep her from developing a sinus infection. Every time she starts anything withher nose she ends up with a sinus infection. So, he is trying to kill it before it starts. He is going to South Dakota for a week and was just checking in at the office before he left and that is how we were worked in. His staff will be there and will be able to reach him so since he has seen her today if anything changes he should be able to treat her from South Dakota. He talked to me from some resort down in the Bahamas one time.
At any rate she won’t be going to school tomorrow.
The pharmacy was a very complicated procedure. I needed to pick up a prescription for my parents at another pharmacy so I chose one to drop my daughter’s prescription off that would allow them time to fill it while we made the run to my parent’s pharmacy and pick my daughter’s prescription up on the way back home. We had not left the pharmacy two minutes when I received a call telling me they didn’t have the right antibiotic there. He wanted to transfer it to another pharmacy. So, I asked him to have it filled at the one near my home. Five minutes later he called to tell me they didn’t have it either but he had found it at two other pharmacies which were probably eight miles apart. Fortunately, one of them was quite near my parent’s pharmacy so I had it called in there and we had lunch after picking up my father’s prescription while waiting for my daughter’s prescription. My parent’s use Walgreens and we use CVS because of our insurance. It would have been so much easier to get it all done in one place.
After we returned from our four hour trip to the doctor, the pharmacy, the grocery, etc. my daughter came in and plopped down on the couch with her Kindle and her headphones. I went and started a load of laundry and went to the kitchen to unload and load the dishwasher. I became aware of bagpipes. I told her I could hear her bagpipes, that she needed to turn them down.
We got the giggles after that. We wonder how many other mothers today, anywhere, have had to tell their children to turn down their bagpipes.
COOLG and IRONSOS, my mother’s wall ovens went out last fall. She has not made the decision to replace them yet. She purchased a countertop oven and has done quite well cooking for herself and my father in that. Of course, she does still have the stove top and a large microwave. Anyway, each of your struggles to figure out how to cook without standard kitchen equipment made me think of her and her issues.
cotto salami and cheese sandwitch w/mustard,a sm. bag of fritos and ginger ale make for a great lunch.
I am feeling proud, nostalgic, and a little bit maudlin. My son will be 16 tomorrow.
I remember my five month scan, where they identified the problem with his feet, and the associated trauma of the amniocentesis to test for spina bifida. And all the subsequent surgeries.
I remember the labour…. Waking up to sharp pains at 8 o’clock, not sure if this was IT. and a sudden dash to the hospital when events escalated, and in retrospect, needing to call an ambulance.
My DS cut the cord, then slipped up in my blood as the nurse angled a lamp in order to see how to sew me back together.
And I remember night feeds, with my baby son lying beside me on the bed, with his beautiful baby sapphire eyes locked onto mine.
I am proud of the young man my son is now, and am looking forward to watching him continue to grow.
I am a lucky woman. I love being his Mum.
Asti Please give him our best wishes tomorrow (gulp, sniff).
Lady Hawke I hope that your daughter gets well quickly with the minimum of suffering.
Our TV saga continues. My DS found that our young neighbour wanted to be rid of her TV so we have come to a mutually satisfactory arrangement and she has taken a Digital radio off our hands because we never listen to it. So we will have a larger flat panel screen plus a better free programme service than we were getting which includes pausing and recording and no annual contract. It looks like we will all be happy bunnies.
ASTI, that is very exciting to have a 16 year old, a young man, definitely not a boy anymore. We’ve all been so proud of him for so long now. He excels at everything to which he puts his mind and effort. It will be exciting to see what he continues to achieve as he becomes more and more advanced.
I have an upcoming teenager next month. It isn’t making me feel old though. It is keeping me feeling young. I could very easily have a 31 year old child and a 12 year old grandchild. Instead, I have a 12 year old upcoming teenager. I’m just a baby.
GRAYMAYNE, did you just trade the radio for the TV. It sounds like a great deal. How did you come to have a digital radio if you don’t use it? How did you work a better service to go with your neighbor’s TV?
Lady Hawke The radio swap meant that our original cash deal was reduced. I bought the digital radio to use as a loudspeaker for my iPod, which held all our CD’s, because it seemed like a good idea. I now rarely use my iPod and I have no patience with the programme content of most of the radio programmes. I prefer silence to background music, unlike the rest of the world it would seem. I bought the large capacity iPod originally because our car of the moment didn’t have a CD player and my DS had just got into photography and we didn’t have a laptop. I could link up to the car-radio and play our CD music on longer journeys. My DS lost interest in a musical background after a while so I listened independently, but that is rather unsociable. Our neighbour changed from Sky to FreeSat, which has a larger number of free channels plus the record/pause facility so this means we will have a larger TV screen on which to watch a greater selection of free channels and we don’t need to have a contract. In the end it will be cheaper for us, buying secondhand, and will do our friend a favour. Our current TV is the old-style cathode ray tube system with a 22" screen, bought specially to watch PS/SS on DVD eleven years ago. How quickly times change these days!
Who was I talking to about lifting your arms above your head? My arm is so sore now that I can’t lift it very high. You would think it would be the one that was holding the cordless drill but no it is the other arm. I need to buy one that is lighter.
My daughter is bringing her dog and fense/dog cage back here until she gets moved in her new house. I really don’t know why unless there is a problem with the dogs. I am busy washing the bedding on her bed so it will be ready to move. I don’t think she will be moving in warm weather since next month is cold. I remember when we moved here. It was in October and the weather was beartiful. By the time we were putting a new roof on the house, it had started snowing. The DS was up on the roof sweeping ice off of it so it could get the new roofing put on. I think Jennifer is going to run into the problem of snow or ice before she gets moved.
Graymayne Nothing like a larger TV screen. I thought a 32 inch screen was big enough but decided we needed a bigger one in order to read the writing on the screen.
Asti I meant to tell you the last time I saw a photo of your son I thought it was your DS. I knew something looked different about him but just put it down to a bad seeing day. It is hard to imagine how fast they grow. Unless I look carefully or am looking at an angle, I think my grandson is his dad. Of course this cracks my grandson up since he likes looking older.
ASTI, in the US the “big deal” about turning 16 is that is the age most states traditionally allowed one to have a driver’s license. I know some states have changed that now and have moved the acquisition of full drivers licenses to an older age. I think most places at least allow a 16 year old to drive to and from school and work, without a teenage passenger. In past years it was also the age at which a young woman was considered of an age to be courted with an eye to eventual marriage. It was the time a girl “came out”, debutante balls, etc. I think age 16 is the age at which our children are legally allowed jobs outside of helping with family run businesses.
Hi asti I’m laughing about the smoked salmon. You should have let her post it.
Have you read ‘the knife of never letting go’ by Patrick Ness? Its more of a YA book and part of a trilogy. I’ve just finished the 2nd book . .. if you havent read it you might enjoy it. It took me a bit of time to get up with it but I really liked it . . any story that starts off with a talking dog on the first page asking to go for a poo is great in my book :-)
ironsos I liked that the word frock was on the list. I use it all the time and my friends think its really funny as its considered v old fashioned. I like it though.
Ironsos I had a look at your new place. It looks really nice. I never met anyone who lives in a hotel before . . so glamarous.
I have moved the groceries that I want to keep and put them in the kitchen. I should say the can food. I put them on the bottom sheves of my baker’s rack. The rest I will give to my daughter so she will have some staples when she starts up housekeeping again. Some is what she brought last fall so I hope the expiration date has not expired. I don’t need as much as I use to since I don;t cook a full course meal as often. This feels like I am moving instead of my daughter moving her things out.
I have been washing the bedding on my daughter’s bed so it will be clean when she moves it. I also need to pack up her pots, pans, and dishes . I don’t use them so I will have them ready for her move. It is funny. When she was hear, she wanted her things to cook with so she put what she wanted in the cabinets. Now I need to pack them away again.
Which looks best to you. A tie between 2,12 for me.
Wolfie: I’m afraid that though very nice my and the other permanent residents have rooms
that are a star or a little more in rating from the reserved rooms. They look much more
Ironsos I’m ignoring the 2nd link and fixating on the butterfinger cookie dough cheesecake bar .. .I’m drooling a little right now
I also said I thought 12 looked like Johnny Rocket burgers in paper wrappers.
I indicated I prefer thin crispy fries.
I don’t think I could eat a burger with a fried egg on it.
Then, I lost the whole post.
Okay, I thought maybe my post disappeared because I used # and the number. Maybe I used some other word it did not like.