Is it ever! We're in a flat plain - that is, Cheshire is a flat plain - of sorts, and the air currents travel from the Irish Sea, sweeping across Cheshire, until they bump up against the hills of Lancashire and Derbyshire. That's why this area gets so much rain. So they tell me.
And yes, we've had that today, too, by the bucketful.
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Back to the washing machine: yes, it came with the apartment, so it technically belongs to the landlords. If I don't have more success with it soon, I'm going to ask them to take it back - use it in another of their properties - sell it on Craigslist - something, anything, but to please get it out of here so I can get myself a proper stacked set. Which will fit neatly into the cupboard space currently occupied by the demon washer.
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Saturday night is treat night at our house. I made a Spark recipe, "Brownie in a Mug," that I had my doubts about but that both of us thought was pretty good. The recipe:
The photo on the recipe page annoys me, because no way will it look like that after having cooked in a mug. Nonetheless, if you're looking for a (more or less) 100-calorie treat, this might just be the ticket.
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Housekeeping, eBay (selling, not buying), laundry (!), a couple of phone calls, and picking up a few groceries - not the busiest of Saturdays, but at least some catching-up was achieved.
And with that, I'm calling it a day. G'night, Sparklers, wherever you are!