Sunday, 23 September 2007

I'm a bus driver!

Guess who passed his driving test?
I'm sorry if I kept anyone waiting for news, but I decided to spend some quality time with the wife smiling at each other and holding hands.
I did pass my driving test on Friday, and it was a great feeling of accomplishment.
It's all go from here. Upwards and onwards, more forwards please!
I've been thinking since then that after a couple of years of turmoil, and my recent decision to just take control of circumstances and make a way forward for my family, I am actually getting somewhere. The feeling of overcoming the odds is a beautiful feeling.
I have dreamt of making it just one step up the ladder of life and I have made it. It might look like a little step, but in the scheme of things, it's huge. It's picking me up of the floor after being knocked down and saying, "If that's your best shot, I'm still standing".

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

A Testing Week...

Work is great, and a big test is due this week.
I feel ready thanks to the excellent colleagues with me.

Not much seems to be happening, besides summer quickly disappearing into autumn.
And me forgetting I have a blog of sorts.
Besides all that the flat has it's annual inspection as well.
There is also the Rugby World Cup, cricket's Twenty20 matches, the loss of Colin McRae and his son and all the nonsense in Formula 1 to deal with. No-one seems to be searching for Madeline anymore, two people in the street have lost their cats and the seagulls seem to have become less, or moved back to the sea. I also cooked a great roast chicken and potato supper tonight!!

So all in all nothing is really going on...

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Onwards.... to supper!

Work is great, I can say I am one of few people who wake up happy to go to work.
But there is one thing that makes me a bit happier than that;
coming home and cooking for my wife!
Here is a recipe(I use the word very very loosely as I am no proper chef by far!) that I concocted a few days ago that was real quick, real easy and went down really well.(ie it made me look really good. Points scored!)
Basically it was pasta, I had a bag of that twirly pasta and I used enough for two people.
This I just boiled up until it was soft. But while this was going on I cut up half a pack of cooking bacon(odd bits) into smallish chunks, like peanut size. I fried the bacon until I could see it just about getting light brown marks where it touched the pan. I then fried, in a different pan, a good number of handfuls, nearly equal to the pasta, of stir fry vegetables I bought ready to cook. This was a "value" brand but had red onions, peppers, bean sprouts, mushrooms and a few other bits in. I also used "instant" cheese sauce granules to whip up a coffee mug full of cheese sauce. I chucked everything into one huge pot and stirred well. It took me a little over 30 minutes and tasted fantastic. If it suits your fancy, try it, it is easy and tasty.
I now got to work on tonights supper, toasted sarnies I think... I'm not feeling up to working the stove tonight.