A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.
The first post is from Stevie Turner with an Open Blog Post on the subject of our youth and getting older, the things we miss and those we look forward to on retirement. Plenty of food for thought… and I am sure Stevie would love to read your thoughts.
Welcome to this week’s blog hop, which I didn’t think I’d take part in as I thought I’d be on holiday at the van with my granddaughter. However, this has been postponed for a fortnight, and so… here’s the topic:
What’s something you look forward to as you age? And what do you miss from your youth?
Many people look forward to retirement as they grow older. However, trust me to buck the trend. I’m not yet ready to give up work altogether, although I have cut down on the hours I spend typing clinic letters. I still like to feel useful and needed in the workplace, and believe me, if you work for the NHS it doesn’t matter if you’re 16 or 66, you are needed!
Head over to discover the things Stevie misses and what she is looking forward to: Stevie Turner Open Book Blog Hop 2nd August
The next post is from Robbie Cheadle who met up with author Mary Smith on a trip the family made to Dumfries in recent years.. Robbie also reviews Mary’s book co-authored with photographer Keith Kirk
A tour of Dumfries and my review of Secret Dumfries by Mary Smith and Keith Kirk
In my Thursday Doors post last week, I said that my family had travelled to Dumfries to meet blogger and author, Mary Smith. Mary took us on a short tour of this fascinating town.
A few interesting artifacts from the Dumfries Museum:
The story of the Siller Gun
James VI of Scotland and I of England presented the Seven Trades with a trophy – the Siller Gun – to be awarded in its annual shooting competition. At a time when tradesmen had to be prepared to defend the town, the King’s intention was to encourage their shooting skill.
Head over to enjoy all the wonderful photographs that Robbie took on their trip to the museums and her review for Secret Dumfries: A tour of Dumfries and my review of Secret Dumfries by Mary Smith and Keith Kirk
Time for another delicious recipe from Dorothy’s Vintage Kitchen.. I love the way Dorothy combines flavours and ingredients that add a special twist to dishes to entice us to prepare them.
Peach and Cheddar Tartine on Sourdough Rye Bread
Pick a fruit, pick a cheese (yes, vegan cheese, too) any combination will be good, and you will have a perfect topping for a tartine.
My friend Carolyn and I treat each other throughout the year. I get eggs from her lovely flock of hens, and delivery day usually means the handing off of a good mystery, a pot of jam or honey, homemade limoncello, or maybe some zucchini from the garden. On a recent morning, the eggs came with a beautiful loaf of sourdough rye bread made from starter that I gave her a few years ago. A perfect bread for toast.
Head over to read the recipe and learn how to create this fabulous sounding dish for supper or a light lunch: Dorothy’s Vintage Kitchen Peach and Cheddar Tartine on Sourdough Rye Bread
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy the posts in full..thanks Sally