Today’s soup is…

Beer?! No! Not yet…

Soup, of course! More about the soup below. I know, you want to bail out now – but then you’ll never know about the soup. It’ll eat away at you…

Did you really think it was beer? It’s not like this blog posts a seemingly endless stream of beer photos.

Oh. Erm, a hop forward soup?

We walk past this chalkboard at least once a day, and if the current specials aren’t too inspiring, I find the soup of the day makes me smile.

Why not?

At PlaidCamper Towers, yesterday’s soup was a rather good homemade tomato and lentil, cooked from scratch with love and care, and the need to do anything except read another online article about how to improve oneself during the enforced sabbatical. I mean, if I read one more thing about how making your own soup from scratch with love and care will help you cope with hours indoors, and help me reach my potential, why, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll start writing about how making soup can help while away hours spent indoors. Is it too early for beer yet?

This blog is meant to be about the adventures of an almost outdoorsman, but given the current situation, I may have to rename it. Ooh, rebranding, isn’t that a thing, like conservatives suddenly loving public health, and finding the magic money tree is actually a magic money forest?! Time to start over, a new identity. Maybe, the adventures of a confirmed indoorsman? Indoorsman – is that a word? Adventures in dusting behind the books, vacuuming the baseboards twice a week, sweeping the little deck, and some updates on how the paint is drying where we’ve fixed a couple of drywall dings. I might even start some deliberate dinging of drywall just so I can fix it, and then write about it. Did I mention yesterday’s soup already?

A brief escape for the indoorsman

Anyway, I’ll leave it for this week, as I’ve got to go and find the hammer, plaster, paint and brushes Mrs. PC hid while I was writing this.

I do hope you’re keeping well. The current crisis is very serious, and frightening for so many. I admire and thank all the people who are doing all they can to keep what is necessary going. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend.

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

9 thoughts on “Today’s soup is…”

  1. When soup is beer it’s better than ever, and that’s going some! More than just a breakfast drink, it’s great for lunch & dinner, too, especially in such difficult times as these. Adam, thanks for another tasty article, and all the best for a refreshing weekend.


    1. Haha, thanks, Walt! I’ll try and avoid hop soups for all three meals in a day, good as the new crop of AB craft beers have turned out.
      I hope all is well with you.


  2. Don’t ever give up your outdoor status or forget where you come from. It is scary and I get a little irritable sometimes, but am also lifted up by peoples ingenuity as they look outward to help others. I am so grateful to be able to get outside for walks and pick up the phone to call a friend.


    1. Thanks, Jane! We’ll all be able to get outdoors in ways we’ve been used to at some point, and when it happens, what a relief that will be. In the meantime, as you’ve written, it’s been quite lovely how many folks are showing kindness and decency.
      Take care!


  3. Thanks for making me laugh with the great today’s soup is beer photo and Mrs. PC hiding the indoorsman tools!🍺😁 I feel like I have to keep my ranting to a minimum during these times, but if I was ranting about topics the self-improvement articles, lack of political leadership, Harry Kane talking about leaving Tottenham and people happily working in their yards would be on the list. Just because I have to be at home does not mean that I want yardwork to become a new hobby. You manage to bring great humor to all your adventures, but I must say I’m already missing the beautiful scenery and adventures on the coast. Hope you enjoyed the glass of Forward Progress and I enjoyed a wonderful bowl of M&M’s today.😁


    1. Thank you! Agreed, if yardwork ever becomes an attractive option, it might as well be the end of days. I can barely keep a small balcony tidy.
      I do miss the football, particularly at this time of year, when the relief Everton won’t be relegated is replaced by the disappointment they won’t scrape into a European qualifying place either. Also, it seems perfectly clear that the Flames would have been Stanley Cup champions this year. I’m hoping the NHL do the right thing and declare this soon…
      We’re happy enough walking the neighborhood and along the river, but it’s not the same as the coast or mountains! I might have to start delving into past photos and untold adventures.
      Do you like to sort the M&M’s by colour into separate bowls? Sounds boring I know, but it beats yardwork…
      Take care!

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      1. I keep wondering when the different sport leagues will make their decisions. Golf was the first today to set a few dates after August and cancel the British Open for the first time since 1945. I keep expecting the NHL (so disappointed I won’t see Ovechkin score a hat trick to win the Stanley Cup) and NBA to cancel their seasons. I keep receiving notifications about all the European football cancellations and delays and I expect the Tour de France to be cancelled. Beginning to wonder if I’ll see a Bryce Harper home run this year or football in the fall.


  4. Yes, we’re in serious times but your post has lightened the mood and put a smile on my face. So thanks! 😊Strangely when you mentioned Indoorsman it reminded me of endorphins. You’ll always be outdoorsy to me but soup, beer, well it all does sound pretty good I must admit. Take care and hope you have a good week.


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