Saturday, 15 August 2009

Cous Cous Pizza Base

For a cous cous pizza base you will need first to preheat oven to 180

Cous Cous - (depending on size of base you want) between half a cup to a cup measure dried
add hot water leave to soak.

When the cous cous is ready season with salt, pepper and herbs and add 1 to 2 eggs (depending on the cous cous amount),
mix together and press out into a tin/pie dish lined with baking parchment.

Cook in a preheated oven 180 for between 20 to 25 min

When the base is baked, top with your favourite tomato sauce and toppings put back in the oven
for between 15 and 20 mins.



Saturday, 4 July 2009

Husband, Children Urghhhhhh

Husband was not in a good mood today, too hot, too this too that, I have the audacity to actually ask him a question when he was watching the rugby, what a mistake that was, so I retired to the Summerhouse in the garden to avoid being in the same room as him while the rugby was on so I would not be tempted to interact with him in any way.

Rugby over I asked if he could collect the eldest from her friends, lots of tutting and stomping, I said that I would go if he could put the quiches in the oven, but he decided that he would collect her.

Now the fun began, you could not even walk across the girls room so I decided it was time to clear up, sulks, shouting, why should we, its our room, and so on. Threats of taking the lap tops shut them up, also Emily had asked for the Heroes series box set which had arrived so another lever for me to ensure that the room was tidied.

They went up stairs, one black sack of rubbish, lots of shouting and arguing between themselves the girls insisted that the room was done, the room is still not finished to my satisfaction, they have both promised that it will be completed tomorrow (I doubt that this will be done but I live in hope). I have decided that I will record all the spil about tidying rooms and other stuff to save my voice.

The Husband came with me on the walk with Rusty, I said that it was fine, but he insisted and them sighed and complained about the heat. When we got home he said he was glad to be going to work tonight as they have air conditioning (he had been complaining last week that it was too cold, I think that he is going through the male menopause) I hope that he will be in a better mood when he comes home.

I have to go the Job Centre on Monday to get signed off, as I mentioned in a previous post I HAVE A NEW JOB, that should be fun. I still have not received a confirmation letter from the NHS recruitment people, but I have an email from Carol Platt who I will be working with. Will blog about that after Monday.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Haven't blogged lately as trying to get the garden sorted and appreciate the sunshine while its here.

So enjoying myself before I start my new job on 13th July, sorted out borrowing the car from my parents for when husband at work and other logistical problems.

It feels better being at home knowing that I am finally going to work in just under two weeks.

Will try to keep up with the blog more regularly from now on, will also have to take off all this weight that has accumulated since February so that should be eventful.



Friday, 26 June 2009

Interview Day

Well arrived early for interview, walked around the hospital site until I eventually found where I needed to be (5 minutes before the interview). Had the interview where two people fired questions at me, that seemed to go well. Next onto the typing test, arrived in the room, was asked, have I audio typed before (this was listed as one of the skill necessary to apply) answered in the affirmative, oh good they said as the other two candidates had never audio typed before!

So seemed to breeze through the test, left, went and bought him some new underwear. Got home, cleaned up the dog pee, had some lunch, mobile phone rang, I GOT OFFERED THE POSITION.

I am no longer unemployed. Need to lie down and put cold flannels on my face.


Thursday, 25 June 2009


Have been up in the loft getting out all the books I have stored there, I didn't realise quite how many I have accumulated up there. It does not help that and keep adding to the collection. I am in the process of rereading books, some of them are like old friends and I enjoy rereading them.

My husband has told me that I have to get rid of some, HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT THIS IS FOR ME!!!!! When we moved to Lincolnshire I got rid of loads, and have subsequently hunted around all the secondhand book shops and charity shops to replace them.

Anyway I have made a start on sorting through the bookshelves for books to get rid of and have half a black sack already.

Having a rest now and reading a Jayne Ann Krentz that I got from the loft this weekend. Then I suppose I will have to concentrate on what to have for dinner.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The Mouse, The Slug and Preparing for Interview

Yesterday I woke up at 0400 to go to the toilet, walked out of my bedroom, stood on a dead mouse, curtesy I assume of one of my cats, very unpleasant. Then as I was taking the mouse downstairs to dispose of stood on a slug in the hall, probably one of the cats brought that in too.

After disposing of dead mouse and slug (which after I stood on it was probably dead too) I was wide awake, so at 0420 I was drinking tea and reading.

Husband's car was in for a service (£165.00), but got a phone call about an hour after we dropped it off......... eventually the total cost was £563.63 (this is without the cam belt replaced - another £380.00).

While he was ranting about the cost, I was filling in yet another application form, have just got to the point where they ask tell us you experience, giving examples, and the worse one of all why you want the job (why do they think!) Will have to complete it today when my brain is more awake.

As well as that I had to take a passport photograph of myself to my son's school so that the Headteacher could sign it and a form saying that she had known me for more than three years and that I was who I said I was. All this is even before I get a whisper of the job I have an interview for on Friday. All the way through Boston, 30 minute typing test, and then the interview. I am trying not to be too hopeful, I have had about 7 interviews since I was laid off at the end of January, still no joy.

While I was waiting for my son to come home from school had another phone call from a company I had sent my CV to, an interview next Tuesday. Pick myself up and prepare myself for this interview, research on the internet about the company etc. Maybe I ought to set up a support group for other people in the same boat as me?

Well thank you for reading this.

More about my failure, I mean life later


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Hello all.

This is the first post to my Blog, I am not sure what I will blog about, but hopefully it will flow. I am currently rereading some of my book collection. I am reading anything from Laurell K Hamilton to Dean Koontz to Nigel Slater ( I enjoy reading cookery books at night). I enjoy eating ( I certainly live to eat not eat to live) hence my attempts to adapt some of my favourite chef's receipes to more low fat version.

More tomorrow.

See Ya