Sunday, 16 March 2008

Bits to tell, bits to tell

This is what I have been up to today! I saw someone making a lemon merangue pie on the telly and voila! Here is one for pud this evening.

Plus, I could not look at those bananas going off in the fruit bowl any longer so, two banana cakes made.

I've also gotten some filing and completed two forms that must be sent off this week; as well as applied for my Tes£o vouchers towards my OU course for this October - A363, Advanced Creative Writing. All of us on the A215 Survivors are gagging for this next course to start and soooo pleased that, at last, the registration is open. Luckily, I also have Individual Learning Account money to use (as I live in Scotland) so, though we're poor at the moment, we are fed and my brain will be, too, with the next course. Just got to get going proper on the current course. Ho hum.

Speaking of food, we went off to Oban for a long weekend last week. We both needed the break, to be honest and were not disappointed with the weather - cold, wet and stormy. And, unfortunately, as Oban is not famous for its food, we were'nt disappointed with that either.

However, this was the view from our bedroom window, which was a joy to wake up to, even if the sun was not shining.

I took this while sitting in my bed, with a good old morning cuppa and, there was a car park, road and pavement between us and the sea, but the ferry (which was off to the Isle of Mull, with the Isle of Luing in the picture) seemed so close to us!

The food in the hotel was apalling, except for the morning porridge, and the cooked breakfast they served was 'A Full English!' I don't know how they get away with it. Though we were told that the company is English owned. However, we had a lovely, lovely rest and the staff were more than helpful at the Best Western Hotel - I raise my glass!

But, the very best meal we had was lunch, on the beach, in the car!

With a hot cuppa, you can't beat it.

I had a very busy week this week, what with some babysitting etc. and am k-nackered, but oh, so pleased to be up and about again.

I am due for an MRI scan on my back shortly, which will, hopefully, tell me what might be amiss and what I can do about it.

Meanwhile, it's onwards and upwards. At blimmin' last.


Dusty Spider said...

Lovely post and super pics to set the scene. Shame about the hotel food but "lunch" looks great! Glad you've got onto the course you wanted. Sounds like you're getting back on track and that's great news. Speak soon. Flick xx

tea and cake said...

Hi, thanks Flick! Methinks it is better to take your own accommodation, and cater for yourself, don't you?!

Buggles Balham High Road said...

Onwards and Upwards is wonderful to hear.

I would so love to study the new Creative Writing OU Course but know I shall be involved with my Mum and many other things so I dare not register - and I seem to have mislaid my study-head.

Good luck with everything.

Primrose Hill said...

Hey missy,

Sounds like you had a good weekend, it's always good to get away.
Your cakes looks good, keep some for me!

L x

tea and cake said...

Awe, buggles, you will be Sorely Missed, you know?

Hi primrose, weeeeeell, there may be some in the freezer ... erm, how's the sewing going? K x

Dusty Spider said...

....and the cakes look delicious. Save me some!!! Flick xx

tea and cake said...

There's enough cake for all of you!!

Suburbia said...

I can't remember where I came from (damn amnesia!) but I enjoyed reading your blog.I studied with the OU for 6 or so years, I finished last year and miss it quite a lot (though not the stress of exams and TMA's!)
Thanks for the tea and cake.

Primrose Hill said...

Don't mention the S word, not even started it yet!!
Must get on with it this week - how about you?

L x

P.S. hope you had a nice Easter weekend.

tea and cake said...

Hello suburbia & Welcome! Hope you'll pull up a chair again soon.

er, primrose, um, isn't it the 1st we are all meeting? weeell, I'd best get on with it then, eh? x