Pink tea, pizza and glasses

I don’t normally do plugs for brands, but I’ve totally fallen in love with this Nerada, Organic Rosehip with Lemongrass and Ginger Tea. It has no tea in it, which means it contains no caffeine, which means I can drink it after 12:00 midday without losing sleep at night. But the best thing about it is the flavour. It actually tastes nice…as in, I actually look forward to drinking it.

Who’d a thunk a herbal tea could taste good?

Apologies to all my Greenie friends. You were right. I should have listened.

Next, I’d like to draw your attention to the artfully displayed slices of pizza next to the tea. The filling includes tomato paste, homegrown basil, Greek fetta and homemade caramelised red salad onions. Oh, and the pizza base is homemade too. Click here to be taken to the recipe.

The Offspring made it all last night for dinner, and because it isn’t super greasy like commercial pizza, we could reheat it for lunch without feeling as if we were swallowing bucketfuls of grease! But the Offspring didn’t stop there. This morning, my clever Offspring fixed my computer glasses for me!

Back in the old world, I would have hopped in the car, driven down to Warrandyte village and asked the nice people at Eyes-on-Warrandyte to fix it for me. But the old world is gone. We’re not quite into a doomsday scenario, but it’s still not safe to go shopping, whatever the politicians may say. So what was I to do?

DIY, of course. I got out my trusty computer tools and a small magnifying glass and quickly realised that the screw holding one arm to the frame was close to falling out. Part of the reason for that was that a small thingumajiggie was bent.

I won’t bore you with the, um, technical details. All I’ll say is that I took the screw out and straightened the thingumajiggie, but could not get the damn screw back in. I simply could not see what I was doing, even with the magnifying glasses. See for yourself. These are my specs next to the tools:

Now, this is a closeup of the screw that goes in the glasses to hold the arm in place:

I was swearing in a very ladylike way, “Oh poppycock and balderdash!” when the Offspring came to my rescue. Said Offspring did some swearing too, but in the end…ta dah…my glasses are as good as new!

Thank you, Offspring. You will eat tonight. πŸ™‚

And there you have it. An eccentric post for the new era of Do It Yourself. πŸ™‚

cheers
Meeks

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35 responses to “Pink tea, pizza and glasses

  • daleleelife101.blog

    Yum… homemade pizza and leftovers and a delicious herbal tea, that I’ll look out for… I generally drink plain black Australian tea from Far North Queensland but it’s nice to have a change sometimes. Well done with the glasses repairs, it can be tricky.

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  • Widdershins

    ‘…Thank you, Offspring. You will eat tonight…’ Love it! πŸ˜€

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  • D. Wallace Peach

    Pizza and tea? Hmmm. I wouldn’t usually put those together. Very artfully photographed. Lol. And good for you for fixing your glasses (and recruiting the offspring to help. The things we have learned to do for ourselves these days. :-D. Be well, my friend. Hugs.

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  • DawnGillDesigns

    I reached the stage of spectacle-stacking a couple of years ago. I’ve worn glasses full time daily since about 12, but once I started serious jewellery making, I needed close ups. Then the prescription close ups needed more magnification, so I tried some poundshop reading glasses in different magnifications to wear on top of the prescriptions. Worked really well, so i upgraded to a Β£5 pair from the cheap chemist, and they are even better. As a bonus, it means that I can wear them over my prescription sunnies for crocheting (I’ve taught myself some basic crochet, thanks to YouTube and a project call Nature’s Walk – see the #NaturesWalkCAL for a huge variety of more expertly completed work!) in the garden. I think I’ll have to invest in some bifocals soon though, and then I will feel properly old. I’m not 50 yet, dammit!

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    • acflory

      -hugs- you’re still a spring chicken! I do sympathize though. I’ve always worn glasses but now I have prescriptions for long distance, computer and book lengths. Then I have those cheapos for the bathroom, in case I want to read whilst, um, doing other things. Plus an emergency pair in the handbag in case I forget one of the prescriptions…-sigh- I’m dreading the day I lose my marbles and can’t remember where I leave any of them!

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  • cagedunn

    A little trick – with no guarantees, cos I buy glasses with the screw on top, not underneath – is to use clear nail varnish once the screw is in; a little dab to seal the screw in place (not permanent, and as I’ve never done it, can’t say how long it lasts).
    Of course, they coulda just been pulling my leg, but I’ve heard it from several spec-wearers over the years.

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  • Candy Korman

    That an herbal tea would taste good is no surpriseβ€”you just have to try a bunch of ’em in order to find a good one… It’s the homemade pizza that is impressing me. Sounds/looks so good, I’m wondering how you even had leftovers … left over?

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    • acflory

      We had leftovers coz the Offspring made two very BIG pizzas. lol We’ve always liked having leftovers for lunch – so much nicer than stodgy bread and ham or whatever – but now that I don’t buy all those luncheon ingredients, DIY is more important than ever. So where possible, we always cook enough for two meals. πŸ™‚

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  • MELewis

    An unusual combo indeed, but sounds like you enjoyed it. Lucky you to have the Offspring around — he sounds like a keeper!

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  • Jo-Anne Teal

    Your mention of ‘the old world’ reminded me of my youth when older relatives spoke of England as ‘the old country’. I think we will end up using the term ‘old world’ for pre-2020 life. As for the ginger component of your tea – I heart ginger! Sounds like a lovely blend :))

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    • acflory

      Yes! Pre 2020 will become the old world. I just wonder which bits we’ll jettison and which we’ll keep. Speaking only for myself, I think we could live without corporates. πŸ™‚
      What would you get rid of?

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      • Jo-Anne Teal

        Well, I’ve been caught up mostly around work related life (being in HR) and so I think the 9 to 5 office will change drastically. With that will come more reasonable workloads. (fingers crossed). I also think that Amazon was onto something when they got people used to getting deliveries. I think that will grow exponentially (spelling?) because people will get used to not going to stores and malls. Shopping will be less of a hobby. (THANK GOODNESS!) And, I also think that given we can connect easily now with tech where we can actually see each other, I think we will start to build and repair relationships that we’ve let go…that is a dream anyway :))

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        • acflory

          I agree with all of that, but as a bit of a dinosaur, I still want to be able to choose my own fruit and veg. πŸ˜‰ It’s different for me though as I’m officially retired. The next few years are going to be very interesting indeed.

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  • ChrisJamesAuthor

    Am very glad to hear you’re being cautious, dear. I think it’s very important to be careful. Big business and governments want everyone back in the shops but I think it’s important still not to go out if we don’t have to. The way most people are behaving, a second wave is a near certainty, and if we consider at what happened 102 years ago, COVID-19 won’t have to mutate much to make a repeat happen.
    Stay safe, be safe and keep writing *hugs*

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    • acflory

      You’re so right, Chris. This pandemic is nowhere near over, and the fact that so many govts have given unspoken approval for the ‘herd immunity’ option is not helping. Sweden is a case in point. Their death toll is rising yet the percentage of the population that’s had the virus and recovered is still just a miniscule part of the whole. Nowhere near the 60-70% required for herd immunity to kick in.
      You stay safe as well. -hugs-

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  • Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    A reminder to tighten glasses screws periodically, or when the things feel wobbly. BEFORE the screw falls out of the thingamabobby falls out or gets bent.

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  • CarolCooks2

    Thank goodness I am not the only one.. I can’t thread a blimin needle I have to get ones son to do it for me… as for herbal tea welcome to my world.. Not bags though leaves and dried flowers only… Thank you for making me smile ☺

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  • Cyranny

    Tea-cheers πŸ™‚ That’s an interesting mix, herbal tea and pizza… πŸ˜‰

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    • acflory

      I know, yet the flavours did actually complement each other in a strange way. Lunch was delicious. πŸ˜€

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      • Cyranny

        Good for you! We should always be bold and try new things πŸ˜‰ Just because chefs didn’t recommend it, doesn’t mean it’s not good πŸ˜‰

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        • acflory

          To be honest, I wouldn’t drink that kind of tea with commercial pizza – it’s just too greasy. Needs something acidic to cut the grease. The homemade pizza the Offspring made though didn’t need the acid at all. I’m telling myself this also means our pizza is more weight conscious. πŸ˜€

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