Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bowling, Drilling.

As most of you will know by now, we lost our bowling tournament by 1 point. Unfortunately we were playing one of the best teams and the team which beat us had a walkover due to absent players who didn't bowl ahead. Tees me off a bit. Still, what can you do. I could have borne it more easily if we had lost by lots of points. Next week is our final banquet for the summer league plus prizes which we now won't get, boo hoo. Don't get anything for second place unfortunately. Matt and I both had excellent games in the first of the three. After that, I couldn't bowl worth a damn, I didn't even make 100 in the second game. Pitiful.

We had an absolutely gorgeous bout of drilling today, not sure which was worse, when they were drilling our balcony floor or when they were doing the one above us. It was far worse than when they were getting rid of the wall. Matt and I were shouting directly into one another's ears in order to communicate. It's bad but although we weren't sorry to go bowling, it really isn't so bad it drives us out. To hear other people complaining, it's terrible and yet we find it really bad but not so bad it drives us out of our home.

This site, Laa Loosh, appears to specialise in Weight Watcher meals. Looks pretty tasty doesn't it?

Skinny Peruvian Beef Saltado

Flavorful, light, and super easy to make, this healthy Lomo Saltado Recipe is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Traditionally served with fries or potatoes, my skinny version eliminates them to
save on Points Plus, but is just as delicious.

1 lb lean sirloin, sliced into thin, wide strips
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 large tomato, sliced into thin wedges
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/3 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil over medium high heat in a large skillet. Season beef with salt, pepper and cumin.

2. Add beef and cook until browned on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Add in garlic, onions and peppers, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

3. Stir in the vinegar and soy sauce. Cook for another 2 minutes, then add in the tomatoes and cilantro, and cook for another 2 minutes.

4. Serve immediately

Source: Laa Loosh

Have a great day


  1. Sorry you lost by one point. There should be a prize for second.

  2. Thanks Alex. I agree. I bowled so badly in the last game, I could have made a difference.

  3. Ugh one point! I'm sorry to hear that!!! :(

    1. Me too JoJo. I was so disappointed as were the rest of our team.

  4. Hi dear Jo, so sorry you lost...and by one measly point, too! The dish looks scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Measly is the right word Linda. Oh well. Yes I have to get myself some steak to make this.

  5. One point! My heart breaks for you. Oh well, there's always next season.

    1. My heart broke too Pinky. We were very disappointed.

  6. What a close match. Pity you lost. It must have been so frustrating.

    1. Definitely frustrating Helen. First time we have ever had a chance too.