Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Celtic Thunder, Reading, Technology,

NO - this is really Thursday June 17 - Lately I cannot change the dates any more. If you don't follow the comments on my blog, there was a response to my puzzlement about a scene I saw in the interview portion of my Celtic Thunder DVD. It was apparently a scene from an upcoming release, end of 2011, called Storm. Thanks to Jojo who let me know. I thought I read a lot and got through heaps of books, however, I have been reading the comments on Glenda Larke's blogs when she asked all of us how we became readers. Some people seem to get through a mountain of reading, much more than I achieve, and I am retired. Dunno how they do it. I just finished my latest book The Misted Cliffs by Catherine Asaro, one of the books in the Lost Continent series. I have a feeling I have now come to the end of these unless she is planning to write more of them. I particularly enjoy her sci fi books about the Skolian Empire, but I have been enjoying these lighter fantasy stories for a change. We finally broke down and bought a new coffee pot yesterday. We have been struggling with the two we have, one is technically a spare, but for some reason, although we use filtered water, they seem to get slower and slower until it takes so long to brew you have to plan to drink coffee hours ahead. Matt doesn't drink coffee anyway unless he is in a country like Portugal where he enjoys their very strong and delicious brews, and I only drink decaf these days, but I do drink a lot of it. I wonder how long this coffee maker will last me. Grrr, turned on my laptop this morning and there was an error message saying Audio Services not working. I ended up searching on the web and on recommendation downloaded a programme which was supposed to fix it. It didn't. In the end I found another tip, so simple, all I had to do was move the slider in the volume control and the red cross and error message disappeared!!!! I then have to make phone calls to discover how to get my money back. Hopefully that is all OK now. What a pain. I get annoyed with these "FREE" programmes which scan, tell you what's wrong and then want you to buy before they can fix it. Admittedly the laptop is fairly new and I guess I am super panicky about it. New being a relative term in the computer world of course.

Yesterday, my newest internet friend sent me a delightful little recipe which she tried and said was delicious. It looks good to me so I thought I would share it with you, I got permission of course. She also said both she and her hubby virtually finished it on their own so she is not sure about the serving size. I never used to like Watermelons very much because of all the seeds, however, now they produce seedless ones, I can eat and enjoy.


Recipe By: ????

Serving Size: 5

4 cups watermelon, cubed

1 cup blueberries

1/4 cup white grape juice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon grated lime zest

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Combine Melon and berries in a bowl. Combine grape juice and next 3 ingredients and pour over fruit mixture, toss gently. Cover and chill. Says it serves 5 and 1 cup is 1 point on Weight Watchers®.

Have a great day


  1. Jo,

    Have you tried cleaning your coffee pots? Probably a dumb question. Your manual usually tells you how. They sell stuff, but I believe you can use vinegar too.

    Just a thot.

  2. Sure have Muriel. In fact we often use a product called CLR which is, I think, Canadian. It does do the job, but eventually the pots are over used I guess and don't wanna work any more.

  3. By the way, vinegar works, but not as well.