Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Almost Human. Palaces. Cleaning.

The Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavenaugh, recommended Almost Human so last night I watched it. I would Almost Humanhave enjoyed it a lot more if it hadn’t been full of advertising. It was an hour long programme and if I got a full half hour of actual programme I will be very surprised. However, what I watched, I enjoyed. So thanks Alex, and maybe I will struggle through the ads and watch it again. I thought Karl Urban as Detective John Kennex was positively dishy. Don’t tell Matt.

Afterwards we both watched another episode of “The Queen’s Castles” which was about Holyroodhouse Palace. A palace about Holyroodwhich I knew very little. A lot of its history was centred around Mary Queen of Scots and her tragic existence. It centred very much in the continuous battle between the Scots and the English which was finally resolved after the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Although the Scots still clung to the Stuart cause for many a long year and I think deep down, there are Scots today who would welcome a Stuart on the throne. The name of the palace came from the Abbey, now in ruins, which is close by and Holyrood means Holy Cross.

In passing I will mention my bowling was mostly disastrous although Matt’s was not.

My cleaning lady problem is causing me a headache. Monday my Mrs. Moporiginal girl came in to clean bringing a friend with her who has been her support for a while. But, I still don’t know if she is ready to come back to work or not, so I still don’t know what to do about the couple who are coming to me on the 6th. If they do come it’s gonna  be a pretty pricey couple of weeks for me as far as cleaning goes. I don’t want to tell them not to come at the last minute though. I really don’t know what to do. I would rather keep our original girl, she is very good, we are friends, and I don’t have to explain what I want done any more. She promised she would drop in later in the week. I’ve got bald patches from tearing out my hair.

We used to do a recipe similar to this years ago, always delicious, when I saw this one on Cooking.com, I thought it was an ideal appetiser for the season.

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Contributed By: Diana,
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Make these simple appetizers and they'll be the first to run out at a gathering. Just 5 ingredients make these delicious treats!

2 cans whole water chestnuts
12 oz bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup chilli sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Wrap drained chestnuts in 1/3 piece of bacon and fasten with a toothpick. Place in two foil lined pie plates or cake pans. Mix brown sugar, chilli sauce and mayonnaise.Pour over chestnuts and bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until bacon is crisp.

Have a great day


  1. Hope things get sorted with your cleaning lady...any chance she could stop by my place? (: I've been wanting to see Almost Human, but I'm going to wait until I can stream in over the computer, that way I can watch it without the pesky adverts. Now I'm hungry for bacon. Thanks Joe. (;

    1. Ah, but which one, the original who is in emotional turmoil or the new ones?

      That's a good idea Elise. Never thought of streaming. I don't know a lot about the programme but it seemed to me a lot of it was dubbed.

      Jo without the e please. Joe is masculine.

  2. Mmm...bacon...

    Yeah, we've decided to try out Almost Human--despite the fact we have 6 other shows to get caught up on. That's what summer if for, right? (When nothing else is on TV.) Wish I could help you with the cleaning lady. I need to hire one of my own...or make the kids live in the garage. One of the two. ;)

    1. I enjoyed the show but not the ads. I like the idea of streaming it at a later date.

      For us a cleaning lady is a necessity.

  3. Bacon wrapped water chestnuts are one of my fav. appetizers! Great post!

    1. I haven't had them in years, used to devour them when I got the chance.

  4. I keep hearing about Almost Human, I'll have to give it a try.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)