Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crossing Out, Volunteering, Theatre, Books,

I'm so pleased, I have finally discovered how to do a cross out in my blog, one friend, Hrugaar, uses it a lot and I thought it was fun, but I couldn't do what he did, now I learn from Glenda Larke what she does and it works. Woo hoo. Now I can delete cross out to my heart's content. Its a silly thing I know, but I'm happy. I forgot to mention yesterday, I have decided to apply as a volunteer for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Gotta have something to fill my time. I have to go for a kind of interview on Thursday afternoon. I wasn't quite sure where the building was, so we went to check it out today. I am hoping to be able to do some clerical or administrative work. Apparently my knowledge of computers will come in handy. So we shall see. This afternoon I am off to the theatre once again, this time it is "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum". I remember, many years ago, Frankie Howerd, a well known English comedian, played in this show, but I never did see it. The picture on the left is Wikipedia's picture of Frankie Howerd. The show we are going to see is part of the Drayton Entertainment group which I have mentioned before and is actually being staged in Drayton itself - the theatre there is a converted school house. I am, of course, looking forward to it. Marilyn, you queried my reading speed, I have just finished another Jig Dragonslayer book. The last of the Trilogy unfortunately. I was sorry to finish them as I have quite enjoyed them. Very light hearted and very enjoyable. Maybe I won't read so many books if I start doing volunteer work. I am just about to start another book called Rules of Deception by Christopher Reich. A total departure from my often chosen spec. fic. novels. It looks pretty good, if you would like to read the blurb which is on the inside cover, you can find it at Random House plus information about the author if you are interested. Hopefully this is a book Matt will enjoy. Now he will take a week or two to get through it. Here's a somewhat different recipe for potato cakes which I got from the recipe collection bequeathed by my friend in the UK.

Algerian Spiced Potato Cakes

900 g / 2 Pound mashed potato 1 Tablespoon paprika pepper 2 Teaspoon ground cumin good pinch of cayenne pepper 1 bunch of coriander, chopped 3 eggs salt pepper oil for frying In a large bowl, mix the potato with the spices, coriander, egg and seasoning. with floured hands, form the mixture into round flat cakes. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Heat a shallow layer of oil in a frying pan, add the cakes in batches and fry until crisp and brown on both sides. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve hot.

Serves 4

Have a great day.


  1. Now I can delete cross out to my heart's content. Its a silly thing I know, but I'm happy.

    **Any day we can learn something new is a happy day and not at all silly. Good for you, Jo.


  2. Hi BB nice to hear from you. That makes me happy too.

  3. I used to love watchign Frankie Howerd when I was young, it's a shame he so seldom gets a mention these days. Hope you enjoyed the show.

    Glad that you've found a way to strike out the words now. Fun, innit? :)

  4. I'm surprised you remember Frankie Howerd, you are quite a bit younger than I am.

    Yes, it is fun to be able to cross out.