Sunday, October 01, 2006
Come on ,you Blades!!
Well, yesterday's idea of a quiet day writing letters didn't go quite according to plan. At 1pm the back door opened and in walked Steve with Kaitlyn, at 2pm it opened again and Neil appeared as well. Sheffield United's game was live on TV and they'd arranged to meet up here to watch it, so it was just like old times with the four of us watching the Saturday afternoon football (soccer to those of you in the US!). Since we actually won for the first time this season there was a good deal of noise at times - I get as loud as anybody on these oocasions I'm afraid. When the boys were in their teens and early twenties the three of us used to go to Bramall Lane together a lot and standing in the Kop the shy little violet turned into a rather excitable person leaping up and down and shouting with the best of them. The Blades is the nickname of Sheffield United which is where the title of this post comes from - Sheffield of course being famous for it steel and especially it's knives, at least it was famous for them in the days when the club was originally formed in 1889.
Fortunately I'd made a couple of cakes before they arrived, an apple streusel cake
and a cherry and coconut cake
Alas, The apple streusel cake is no longer with us!
I also took this photograph of a cotoneaster in the front garden, I love these berries and so do the birds, when it gets cold it's full of them stripping the berries off. Which is fine with me as my garden is planted as much for wildlife as for me.