What’s in a name

Today’s Prompt: Bookmark

I was at my mates place sitting in the loungeroom watching a bit of sport on the TV. His son was engrossed in a book, curled up on a big sofa chair.

My mate said “Do you want another beer?”
“Sure'” I said
He said to his son, “Do you want anything?”
“Can you get me a bookmark.”

“After ten years,” my mate said to me, “you would think he knows that my name is Dave.”

What’s cooking

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Recipe Cards

I had a look around and thought hard but my Mother and Grandmothers never had recipe cards. I remember a book that Mum had with handwritten recipes, perhaps one of my siblings has that now as I don’t.

I have lots of recipe books and two folders where I have recipes I have found, typed them up, printed and put into the folders.

This cupboard is in the kitchen with glass doors with the books I trend to use the most. Other recipe book are in book shelves or some are lovely to look at and are sort of coffee table books. Some of these are in the guests bedroom.

The red folder and the blue one beside it are the recipes I have found to try out. The Complete Asian Cookbook is one my best mate and I learnt to cook from when we lived in share houses. Note all of the paper markers of favourite recipes. Every home should have a Mrs Beeton’s Cookery and Household Management. How many young wives were gifted that in the early part of the twentieth century when first married?

How many of these cook books do you have?

I have a category on my blog – Recipes – where I have posted a few of my own recipes if you would like to have a look and try out.

Pick a Word February 2022

Thursdays Special: Pick a Word – February 2022

Time to find some photos to match Paula’s words.

CONSERVEDOne of my favourite places, Raspberry Lookout in the Gibraltar National Park, conserved for everyone to enjoy

MEANDERINGThe road that leads to my place

SUBDUEDThe neighbours old shed among the trees next door to my besties place in the early morning

STRAIGHT A vineyard in Tasmania

SYSTEMATISEDI am sure the shop owner must have some sort of system

Did you think I did OK? Did you have a favourite?

Look it up

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: # SquareUp
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Stacked or Piled Up

The disclaimer at the start. The first photos are the square ones, the following set of photos are just stack of stuff I had laying around

Quite often when I am looking for something, I end going down the black hole being sidetracked by things of interest or of vague connection. It is harder to do with books.

You never know when you might want to know something about whats happening outside

or in the past

Handy for Paulas Pick a Word or seeing if a Ragtag Prompt will work

I love the illustrations and photos in reference books

and the illustrations in old reference books

Let’s stack a few things – do you have to look it up to know what these are?

You might find an answer to what you’re looking for here

Look up the price, I want one please. Do you have to look it up to know what these are?

Look up a bit of music. Yes I have many years of stack of music magazines

Pile it up into the ute for next Winters fire

Pile up some eggs that the chooks have laid over the years. From the very small to “ouch that must have hurt” size

Just a stack of chairs

Some cafes stack up bottles to show a bit of design flair.

It’s up on the top shelf

Another photo challenge double up with Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: #SquareUp and Debbie’s Six Word Saturday or Stay home, stay safe, read books

A bit of reading music perhaps. (Becky – notice that the logo on the video is also square) (Debbie – Book…Saturday!!!)

Last photo for November 2020

Here we are again getting set for seeing the last photo from your cameras SD card or the last photo from your phone on the 30th November. Thanks to everyone who who have taken time to post their last photo. I hope we get some beauties.

The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th October.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo” or #LastOnTheCard

Here’s mine

From my phone Samsung Galaxy S9

From my camera Canon PowerShot SX70HS

and from my other back-up camera I don’t use very much and often forget to include, a Canon PowerShot A1200