mailto: blog -at- heyrick -dot- eu

Sakura - already?

As nice as Friday was, the weekend was a whole different story.

The ambient temperature is somewhere around 7°C with a stiff wind that makes it feel closer to freezing. A huge change from Friday, I'll tell you. Having a little walk around, I found that the wild cherry had sprung into flower to announce the arrival of Spring (the point of the equinox was around 5am Friday morning, but everybody assumes it starts on the 21st of March).

The proper Sakura isn't quite ready, but it's nearly there.

They probably won't want to know about the weather forecast. It's predicted to be a week and a half of highs around 7°C and lows around -3°C. In other words, a blossom killer.
I do hope AccuWeather is wrong... but this sky, it looks and feels like it could easily start to snow!


I'm making use of my rice cooker. Yesterday was potato and rice in curry sauce. Dead easy to make, chop the spuds, throw in a half cup of washed rice, a cup, a half of water (for the rice), and finally a bottle of curry sauce. Other sauces (sweet and sour?) could do as well. Stick it on the soup cycle for an hour and a half (default time). When it's done, give it a good stir and put it back on soup cycle for another half hour.

Today I kept it simple, a bowl of rice with soy sauce. Rice takes about an hour to cook.


I went up to the top of the lane to collect the dustbin earlier. Just in case the Rozzers were around, I had a paper, but I didn't fill it in. What box does one tick for "picking up the bin"? There isn't one! So I drove up with the boot open, backed up to the bin, reached back and grabbed it, then legged it back at 30kph before anybody noticed (and yes, I'm aware that my car makes enough noise that the entire village 2km away likely noticed!).


Anyway, I'm a little surprised that the cherries are already starting with their blossom, and really really glad that I had Friday off because the rest of the weekend has been more "endless cups of tea" than "enjoying the sun". I think I'm on my sixth or seventh mug, pretty much one per hour...



Your comments:

Please note that while I check this page every so often, I am not able to control what users write; therefore I disclaim all liability for unpleasant and/or infringing and/or defamatory material. Undesired content will be removed as soon as it is noticed. By leaving a comment, you agree not to post material that is illegal or in bad taste, and you should be aware that the time and your IP address are both recorded, should it be necessary to find out who you are. Oh, and don't bother trying to inline HTML. I'm not that stupid! ☺ ADDING COMMENTS DOES NOT WORK IF READING TRANSLATED VERSIONS.
You can now follow comment additions with the comment RSS feed. This is distinct from the b.log RSS feed, so you can subscribe to one or both as you wish.

Rick, 23rd March 2020, 14:40
Monday - brilliant sunshine. Thanks God, you bastard... 😜

Add a comment (v0.11) [help?] . . . try the comment feed!
Your name
Your email (optional)
Validation Are you real? Please type 37612 backwards.
Your comment
French flagSpanish flagJapanese flag
«   March 2020   »

(Felicity? Marte? Find out!)

Last 5 entries

List all b.log entries

Return to the site index



Search Rick's b.log!

PS: Don't try to be clever.
It's a simple substring match.


Last read at 16:29 on 2024/06/25.

QR code

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional
Valid CSS
Valid RSS 2.0


© 2020 Rick Murray
This web page is licenced for your personal, private, non-commercial use only. No automated processing by advertising systems is permitted.
RIPA notice: No consent is given for interception of page transmission.


Have you noticed the watermarks on pictures?
Next entry - 2020/03/23
Return to top of page