"The Radio of Damocles" said Ro as he came into the room. I'd just put iTunes on shuffle (always a mistake) and I thought for a moment he was talking about 'Making Plans for Nigel' (XTC) which happened to have just taken over disconcertingly from Sidney Bechet. But he was right. I had a radio hanging over my head.
This house has thick walls and can't receive a digital signal everywhere, and recently I moved the table a bit (and can't move it back or the printer lead won't reach the computer) and I had had to hold the radio up when I wanted to listen to it. But there's a hook in the beam, so finally that was where I put it to receive a good signal. But I turned it off when Any Questions came on, as there's too much dissension and bad temper and I don't want that in my life.
I decided to make soup and cycled in for the ingredients. As I came home, there was a dove in my path - there's only a few yards of cycle path, but a car must have hit it and spun it from the road. It was still alive and its wing fluttered. I couldn't leave it and stopped and got off, wondering how much force was the minimum I needed to use (awful to make it suffer worse, but what would cause bloodshed, almost as bad? Sorry). Between my stopping, and picking it up, it died. I put it over the fence in the long grass.
Certainly a sign of winter, however sunny the day had been, when I feel the urge to make minestrone. A substantial soup, followed only by baked potatoes and cheese. And now, as I sit here, coffee. Next, I will cuddle my dog and read the papers.
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Dove soup. Mmmm...
Dove soap is, indeed, very frothy and creamy, Dave.
And what about Dave soup?
ps Is that a different blue? I liked the cake-icing one.
Dave soup - nourishing and delicious. Yes, a different blue. I don't much like any of the colours on offer so I change frequently.
Duck Soup, starring the Marx Brothers (Karl is the funniest) is the best film of all time.
Oh, Your Excellency!
What's the soup? Sign me up for the baked potatoes and cheese. I had one in a pub in London that I instantly thought about when you mentioned them. I can still envision it. We had just visited a round church where everyone was busy making rubbings. Ahhh...and now I am thinking of other delicious food I ate when I was there. I think I am on a minnie vacation:)
It is minestrone. Ro asked what was in it; I said onion, carrot, tomato, leek, mushroom, brussels sprout, courgette, garlic, bacon, stock, tomato purée, salt, pepper, macaroni and haricot beans. There's still half of it left.
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