Last Days

We brought the worms indoors now as it was getting colder and colder and they were all cuddling up to each other in a big ball in the middle of the wormery. However not sure if they are happy beside the washing machine as they seem to be quite sensitive to vibrations.

The last two weeks we have also joined the cookalong: it was very hectic and the first Friday I was behind about 45 minutes because of difficulties with my pastry and lack of preparation. Never got to make the crumble! Last week was much better though I was still about 10 minutes behind and also I never eat the starter during the broadcast as am worried I am not finished with it quick enough. But it’s good fun.
Just a bit expensive especially with all the different alcohols in every course. But get to do some stuff I am not usually cooking. Tried out for example the recipe from January with the scallops – and I have never made scallops before in my life! Micah was delighted and thought they would be melting in the mouth, but it seemed to me these were a bit undercooked, I liked the texture more pronounced, and tried out the different textures with different cooking times. Though I stuck very much to the recipe, but it seems to me that there is a tendency to have everything very pinkish in the middle in this series.

I have been over to Glasgow to the Coop and first of all, I happened to take the wrong train to Glenrothes instead. Both trains leave from the same platform behind each other and I took the wrong one. Didn’t realise it till late because they announced engineering works on the rails and different routes. Though should have been more sceptical when crossing the Forth Rail Bridge! Even more annoying that it happened to me before! But found out that it’s best to go over to Glasgow Central station from Haymarket where the Glenrothes train and the Glasgow trains use different platforms.

Anyways I am so annoyed with the Coop Bank, they are the most incompetent bank I have ever come across! They might be very ethical and not affected by the credit crunch but that’s certainly because they actually don’t seem to be able to understand any concept of shares or hedge-funds or even mortgages because they are not even able to administer simple bank accounts properly! Apparently, they are not even able to understand marriage certificates or change of addresses forms or adding-on of or change of signatories in joined accounts! And every time you are in the branch of the bank, they tell you everything is okay and will work wonderfully and then it never does with their weird administration mucking it all up!

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