So having missed Shrove Tuesday we had a ‘stove Tuesday’ instead and pancakes on this day. We used a recipe off of the BBC website; I have determined that BBC must stand for Brilliant Baking & Cooking, as the pancakes turned out very well. Whilst in the Independent I picked up some maple syrup. standing in the aisle pondering whether the $12 glass bottle of organic syrup was really going to taste $9 better than the no name brand, and if the branded but non organic stuff was going to be better than the no name by $3, as perhaps it’s full of tasty chemicals… I paused to wonder what a Canadian might make of my conundrum. I asked a lad who was unloading a pallet of frozen food at the end of aisle. He informed me that he had been brought up on the cheap stuff, but the organic stuff was better, and that he could taste the difference. I decided what he said was possibly valid, but I didn’t really want to spend $12 on a glass bottle smaller and more expensive than the bottle of Port I bought in LCBO a number of weeks back. So I got the branded mid range stuff for $5. We both had a go at flipping them, Hannah’s was a better one, her’s landed not only in the pan, but also flat, mine folded up upon touch down.

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Hannah got some posh tea from a posh tea shop (I mean where else would one get tea like that?), she has been really enjoying it, here’s a picture of a cup of tea: (in case you were wondering what a cup of posh tea looks like, the  posh cup came from a posh… no wait, Benix)

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Hannah is sat right now, on the sofa with Tigger:

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Now of the sad news. Are you sitting? Big Aloe Vera is not well. I don’t know why, but it’s dying. I wonder if it has used up it juices living and is now shriveling up. This picture was taken on the 19th:

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And these today the 20th:

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Luckily my other reported little plant appears to be thriving thus far.




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