An extra helping of greens?

If you’d asked me that at school, an offer at one of the delicious late 1970s school dinners I enjoyed, I might have said (politely, of course) no thank you. I’d have been thinking “that’s not green, it’s more grey in colour…” but wouldn’t have said so out loud.


Anyway, as we’ve been enjoying more greys and rains than bright days – Thursday being a welcome exception – I thought I’d keep it brief this week, a healthy snack and offering of extra greens to follow on from last week. Better that, blogging wise, than the equivalent plateful of lukewarm creamed potatoes, questionable mince and colourless vegetables. Oh, and spotted dick. Google that last one, I dare you. Did we snigger? 10 year olds? Of course we did.

“Green? Yes, but somewhat muted don’t you think?”

I think on that dubious note, it’s best we leave it here, and hope for brighter days and more wholesome inspiration in time for next week. Spotted dick. Tee hee…

“No, I’m not listening – not until you grow up!”

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

That bright day mentioned earlier

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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...

11 thoughts on “An extra helping of greens?”

  1. I won’t google any of the content here but will presume the spotty whatchamacallit is less than desirable on a plate of vegetarian greens. And those fir & cedary greens of the top photo look delectable in the visionary sense. Thanks PC!


    1. Thanks, Walt! To avoid any google surprises, I’ll confirm for you that spotted dick is the name of a suet and raisin pudding, often served with custard, and a mainstay of many a British school dinner menu mid to late 20th century. Sadly, a source of much mirth for children (and, to this day, some adults…)
      I hope your week is going well!


  2. Well, you definitely have proven (once again) that growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.😁 Really, pudding?!?! Somehow I only remember having pizza for school lunches, but then again there might have been a whole decade where I only ate pizza. Love the green on the trees, Scout’s tolerance and the laughter. Enjoy the week and some great hockey!!😁


    1. Thank you! Growing up has been a challenge, and definitely a work in (slow) progress… Pizza for a decade? Good going!
      Here’s hoping the hockey post season is more enjoyable than the PL this year. I just want it to be over, relegation and all!

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  3. Fun post, pc, gave me a big smile. I liked Scout’s words, had to smile at his wisdom. We are experiencing a burst of new greens in this spring season, too, and it is absolutely heavenly. Cheers and happy spring, pc.


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