An abundance of yellow roses in my garden for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
I feel cranky and grumpy as hell
But what ails me I just cannot tell
Heavy chest, feeling rough
Yet no fever or cough
And a perfectly good sense of smell
I’m so tired of feeling this way
Short of breath on and off through the day
Tightness tugs as I breathe
Getting old, I believe
Childhood asthma returned? Who can say…
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselvesViktor Frankl
With respect to purchasing ready-made food items that turn out to be disappointingly unpleasant to the palette, exactly what kind of half-baked idea is a ‘soft-bake’ cookie?
Supermarkets here in the UK regularly bake different flavoured cookies in-store and bag them up in fours or whatever to sell fresh, but whereas they used to be properly cooked through, crisp and crunchy on the outside and only just slightly chewy in the middle, nowadays what they call ‘soft-bake’ always seems to be the preferred option.
And I truly don’t understand where that idea came from because soft-baked, in my book, simply means half-baked, and the resulting pale, insipid, limp sad excuse for cookies taste decidedly underdone. All too often these pallorific cookie weaklings can’t even support their own weight when held up, sagging most unbecomingly through lack of structural support.
And while I’m in rant-mode since when did cookie dough become a flavour to crave, semi-raw and solid indigestible chunks – yuk! Selling cookie dough flavoured anything as a finished product is about as appetising as selling raw cake batter as a tasty snack. Nice enough when licked off a spoon in small quantities at home, but not when swallowed in bulk as a staple food source.
So anyway, on the rare occasions I buy any supermarket in-store bakery cookies these days, I always find I basically have to finish baking them off in a nice hot oven for at least five minutes or so until they become a structurally sound golden brown and able to hold their own, and only after cooling again on a wire rack do they become in the least bit edible… Grrr… 🙂
Playing around with moving water shots with motion blur, hand held – breathe out, click shutter, hold still, hope for the best… not bad! 🙂
This afternoon my husband and I went for a walk along the Ness Islands – little low islands of trees and winding paths sitting slap bang in the middle of the River Ness, linked together by a series of small ironwork footbridges stretching across from bank to bank. Another dull grey day weather-wise, but we had a lovely enjoyable walk anyway 🙂
Soft-focus pink garden rose for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂
Out for a walk this afternoon we saw this cute little painted and bejewelled stone bug smiling out at us from a forked branch in a tree, so I thought it would be a perfect contender for my Weekly Smile 🙂
Looking down inside the centre of my leafy umbrella plant growing happily in my conservatory for today’s Flower of the Day 🙂