HAPPY CHURN’S DAY FOR TOMORROW!!
I made that day up.
It’s a combination of Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Burn’s Day which both happen to fall on the same day – that won’t happen again for another 74 years apparently so I thought maybe we should all take the opportunity to celebrate both at the same time?
Perhaps offer some stir-fried Haggis and a Lion Dance done in the style of an Eightsome reel? You could open your fortune cookies and read them out with a Scottish accent in manner of Robbie Burns. The common theme would be the consumption of lots of Scottish Whisky, which I believe is equally loved by the Chinese!
Anyway, this week has felt a bit like a Churn week – lots going on in the way of hospitals it seems. My mother has had two hospital appointments this week – for different issues and thankfully both are fine despite our concerns. She’s amazing about her health – very philosophical – she never seems to worry overtly about any of it, she tends to leave that job to her three children.
Then additionally this week my son had to go under general anaesthetic for his second shoulder operation in three months. Same shoulder, same injury. Hopefully that will be it now and his shoulder will recuperate well. So far so good and he’s staying with me at the moment.
I’m keeping him dosed up on painkillers, ice packs and feeding and watering him at regular intervals. It’s a little difficult though because he’s doing Veganuary and to me it feels a bit like moving to the moon. So much he can’t eat, so hard to get your head around it all. I keep having to go off to the shops to buy things like margarine and Vegan cheese (apparently the best margarine is the avocado oil one and the best cheese is a smoked one as at least it has some flavour – there is definitely a market for producing decent vegan cheese). Then he said “can you please just get me some Vegan snacks?” (what are Vegan snacks? Carrots?).
I’ve made him three cups of tea most mornings – the first because I’ve forgotten and used COWS MILK. I’m only shouting that because I find it so strange that now people in the office ask you if you want tea or coffee with COWS MILK like it’s disgusting, like we had any choice in the matter back in the day. There wasn’t any other sort of milk apart from MOTHERS MILK – which maybe I’ll start suggesting as an option just to gross them all out back. So then I made tea ACCIDENTALLY with Coconut milk – this milk I see has 4% coconut milk in – how can you even call that coconut milk? The rest appears to be made of water and rice. It should be called RICE MILK with a hint of coconut, surely? I love it though. Delicious.
I cooked him a fab Miso Glazed Aubergine Taco meal last night – really delicious, I could get into this quite easily:-
Anyway, as a few other family members are not doing so well either I’m going out to buy stuff for Chinese New Year to cheer everyone up….GUNG HAY FAT CHOY to all….
As long as I don’t get this fortune cookie message again:-