Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Half way through the week

Today's been quite a quiet day. I did my exercises first thing this morning (well, once Emily had gone to school!) and then took Cloud for a walk. It was a bit grey and drizzly but we did our circuit and home again in 20 minutes. Today's other exercise was going up and down the stairs three times in succession and to do that four times in the day. I've got one more set to do and then I'm done. Claire invited Mum, Dad and me for breakfast at Wetherspoons. I'd told her about going last week but because she'd been at work she wasn't able to join us. Seeing as she's on holiday this week she thought it would be good to go again. Really good value and very enjoyable. Thanks Claire!
I had the house to myself for a couple of hours this afternoon for the first time in ages. I ate my lunch watching an episode of ER then brought the kittens down into the lounge. When Emily got home we let them out to explore and they met Cloud and Tom. Cloud follows them around and gets in their way but Tom was happy to watch from his spot on the sofa. There wasn't any hissing or claws out so I'd say it was fairly successful. Charlie wasn't in the house at the time so I'm not sure what he'll be like. Hopefully he'll be fine and then we'll be able to let them out of Emily's room.
This evening's supper was a chicken and vegetable curry with basmati rice. It was very tasty and I'm quite full now. For anyone wanting a slightly healthier curry, this is the recipe for one person (taken from Rosemary Conley's Inch Loss Plan).
Quick Chicken Curry
Dry fry 1 x 115g chopped chicken breast (no skin) in a preheated non stick pan with 1/2 a chopped onion and 1 crushed garlic clove. Sprinkle 1 tsp curry powder over and cook for 1 minute then add 1 small chopped chilli (I didn't add chilli as I don't like my curry too hot), 1/2 chopped green pepper (I used red pepper), 25g button mushrooms and a 400g tin of chopped tomatoes. Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce. Serve with 144g cooked basmati rice (55g uncooked weight).


  1. Aha! There's no use denying it, you're now hooked on ER, aren't you?!
    It must be great to have family close enough to meet up on the spur of the moment. My mum is 250 miles away and my sister 650!

  2. Looks good - thanks for sharing the recipe :-)

  3. Dad and I thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast outing and are grateful to Claire for the treat. So nice to be with our daughter and granddaughter.
    Ruth, when we lived in South Africa, my Mum and Dad were around 7000 miles away so I know what you mean. xxx