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Taking a day for the Queen

Why do they call it that?

H had a tummy ache this morning (probably brought on by the thought of Children in Need day at school, all that 'fun', bah), I have a weeny hangover (brought on by the second Cheese, Chocolate and Wine extravaganza last night - they were nice to me this time, bless) so all in all, boy and I thought a morning tucked up together in bed with some books and an afternoon on the sofa under an eiderdown watching Ray Mears Bushcraft was a tip-top idea.

So here we are, boy and I, he leafing through a big pile of Pokemon cards newly bought from Ebay, and me with the laptop. We have eaten lots of cinnamon toast, drunk pints of Lidl ACE (have you tried it - orange, carrot and lemon, very yummy), and are both getting slowly better by the hour.

Sometimes a little skive is a very healthy thing to do. Naughty, but nice.

Posted at 14th Nov 2008 - 01:50PM   Posted by KittyB   Taking a day for the Queen Comments: 17

Salle de Bain's Avatar Oh! how I can relate to that.

Child gets bug....mother over-indulges at the school cheese and wine fundraiser!!!

Why do they always co-incide?

On those days we would light the woodburner, put the Sound of Music on the video, and snuggle up under a duvet.

Precious moments....

Hope you are all back in tip top health soon!

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 14th Nov 2008 at 02:03PM

KittyB's Avatar A box of Terry's Twilight chocs is helping a lot, but could someone bring me a hot cup of tea please? Strong (American Tan tights coloured please) with just a drop of milk. Lovely.

Posted by: KittyB on 14th Nov 2008 at 02:23PM

Milla's Avatar LOVE cinnamon toast - from teh Winnie the Pooh cookbook! ANd you went BACK to those women?!?!? Did KL behave? Am rather admiring of your sickies. Wasn't there one featuring a lasagne in the summer?

Posted by: Milla on 14th Nov 2008 at 02:55PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Sounds a brilliant skive to me. And I love cinnamon toast too.

My horrid sister gave away our copy of the Winnie the Pooh cookbook and I remember it had the best recipe for flapjacks. Anyone still got a copy?

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2008 at 03:33PM

Ivy's Avatar I never knew Winnie the Pooh could cook I always imagined him to live on milk and honey.Smile

Posted by: Ivy on 14th Nov 2008 at 03:42PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Pooh's a terrific cook! He puts honey in EVERYTHING!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2008 at 03:50PM

Milla's Avatar yes! I haev, PM. I'll PM it to you!xx

Posted by: Milla on 14th Nov 2008 at 03:56PM

Pipany's Avatar Budge up Kitty, sounds just what I need! Love the Bushcraft stuff and as for chocs....sigh. Glad you are both on the mend and hope you have a good weekend xx

Posted by: Pipany on 14th Nov 2008 at 04:15PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Brilliant! Thanks Milla.

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2008 at 05:30PM

KittyB's Avatar Someone PM me that flapjack recipe then - Milla?
I make up the cinnamon toast one - just some unsalted butter, cinnamon, golden caster sugar or the very fine light brown stuff, spread it on toasted bread, stick it under the grill again until it bubbles, cut off the crusts and cut into fingers. Comfort food par excellence.
A lasagne sickie - oh dear, can't remember that one. Was it hangover related again? Oops. I hardly ever drink more than a couple of glasses, and when I do, I suffer.

Posted by: KittyB on 14th Nov 2008 at 05:38PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar Okay. R4 has made the flapjacks (great recipe for post cooking spoon licking) and they're in the oven. We're having cinnamon toast for breakfast - now what on earth shall I cook for dinner? Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2008 at 05:56PM

Faith's Avatar Mmm love cinnamon toast and will try your way. I think the lasagne was not so much a sickie, as a potential one, when you heated up the lasagne including the cling film!

Posted by: Faith on 14th Nov 2008 at 06:09PM

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Yep, they're every bit as delicious as I remember. Other flapjack recipes just aren't the same somehow. It must be some Pooh bear magic. And no, I still haven't made dinner. Bad mother {{{sigh}}} NeutralArrow

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 14th Nov 2008 at 06:33PM

Milla's Avatar yup, most certainly a summer skive, possibly the lasagne was taken up to posh chums' beach hut??
anyway, here's Pooh's flapjack. PM says it's the salt, I think it's the picture of Pooh floating under a balloon trying to pretend to bees that he;s a little cloud:
Makes 8 pieces

Ingredients – all in glorious imperial
2 oz butter / margarine
1 rounded tablespoon golden syrup
1 oz – or 1 rounded tablespoon soft brown sugar
4 oz – or 8 heaped tablespoons rolled oats
Pinch of salt.

7” sponge cake tin
350 F or Gas no 4 – don’t know the temp in C

Plonk butter and syrup and sugar into a saucepan. Low heat. Stir with wooden spoon until butter’s melted and mixture is blended.
Remove from heat.
Add salt and oats and mix well.
Spoon in to tin
20 mins (I find too long)

Posted by: Milla on 14th Nov 2008 at 07:54PM

KittyB's Avatar Gosh, how right you are - a day at the seaside it was. Your memory is better than mine, I often think I remember more about other people's lives than my own.
We will be making these flapjacks in the morning.

Posted by: KittyB on 14th Nov 2008 at 09:19PM

Camilla's Avatar I hope your son 'H' and you dear Kitty will now be feeling much better. The thought of cinnamon toast sounds wonderful, have not tried that.

Milla - Thank you, I will seek out that Winnie The Pooh Cookbook, do not know why I have not heard of this one before.

Thank you for the recipe Milla, sounds yummy, definately going to make tomorrow.


Posted by: Camilla on 14th Nov 2008 at 11:46PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar never heard that expression before but sickies are sometimes very good for mother son relations not to mention morale!!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 15th Nov 2008 at 05:38PM

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