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Been & Gone

My Saturday students changed to an 8am start, they’ve been and gone and I was exhausted, so back to bed.

Woke at 1pm, day wasted.

In a fit of energy I resolved to do yesterday’s trip, got up got dressed got out.

The Kombi went the back way which was some way from my first port of call.

awhitepepperI passed a shop that has herbs and spices, they’ve been out of white pepper for months; but I stopped in to have a look, just as I had given up and was leaving there it was, a stack of ground white pepper! Bought two bags.

Onward, I found a shop selling the same carpets as I had bought the week before; only they were R$30 cheaper and a better selection of colours. Damned!

Onward, I went to the fish market and bought some fresh halibut. On the way out of the fish market I found some salsa crespo (curly parsley) seeds, bought a pack. Brazilians don’t use curly parsley much, preferring a plain leaf variety.

Onward, I walk through a large department store, oh there were lots of wonderful things for my kitchen, but the shop was crowded, last minute Easter egg shoppers. There was no way that I was going to brave that throng to get to the check out.

Leg was beginning to hurt, onward.

Along the road, up the hill, leg was now beginning to ache.

Got to plant shop, oh I wanted to stop and shop, but I just looked and left.

Need a seat…

Nearest seat was in Brazeiro, oh what a happy coincidence. A seat and a BBQ lunch to boot.

More than two hours for a leisurely lunch, beer and no dishes.

Home again.


TGIF, again

Loaded this morning for want of something more topical

Long weekend last weekend, short week, canceled classes, I am confused.

And now I find I can’t load images to my posts….


*breathes deeply*

*counts to ten*

I’m going to watch TV, later.

…next morning

At 4am this morning, I still couldn’t load images, so I switched off the ‘puter and went back to bed. I am now enjoying my first coffee of the morning (about to get my second) and I find I can load them.

Now, after all the frustration, I can’t remember what I was going to write about last night.

*Babble on in the event memory returns*

Egg carton beside my cayenne pepper plant

Last week on Change the World Wednesday the challenge was to grow something maybe indoors. I accepted the challenge and filled the segments of an egg carton with homemade compost and put two little parsley seeds in each part.

Result, I now have seven little sprouts, and another three have just broken through the soil since last night.

Brazilians are notorious for living from one salary to the next. Come the end of each month, the cry is almost a unanimous “Tô duro!” (I’m broke) I am usually astute enough to avoid this problem. However, this month I have achieved Brazilianhood, “I’m broke!”

I can’t go out, I can’t buy beer, I can’t eat at my favourite restaurants. I was invited out for sushi tonight, but I had to decline. I am counting my slices of bread, I have four eggs in the fridge, I opened my last box of milk this morning for my coffee. It has been months since I was this destitute.

Now that I have written something in leiu of the post I had intended, I will blog off!

Later, maybe…

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