Recently, you’ve read a lot of my encounters with Tilly Bud (The Laughing Housewife) in the north.
I’ve turned these blog posts into an ebook.
You may think, “I’ve read these posts before. I don’t need this rubbish ebook.”
But, if I tell you, this ebook contains some ‘previously unseen photographs of Tilly Bud’, would you be willing to click the download button?
Click the image below to download the ebook. It’s free.
When Janet met Tilly: Click this image to download ebook
Credit: I’m grateful for PDF Converter, which turned my Word document into a PDF ebook. It contains all my hyperlinks. This service is free of charge. I’m forever grateful.
Today I found out via One Cool Site that I could add ‘Print & PDF’ button on my blog.
It means that once you click the ‘Print & PDF’ button at the end of every post of mine, you can save the blog post as a clean PDF file, or print it out.
The best thing is, you could delete unwanted part, before saving or printing the post.
Read more info on Printfriendly. Type in your blog URL and see what your post will look like before printing and saving.
Eg: At Printfriendly, I entered my blog URL and my website looks like this: Continue reading
Last Friday night, I felt like a complete idiot on a quiz night.
My colleagues organised the quiz night in a community hall. A lot of local residents were keen players. About 60 people took part.
I told my colleagues that I’d be hopeless at a quiz night. I told them that I lack understanding of a lot of trivial facts in this country. They thought I was joking.
On the night, there were about 150 questions. I only got 2 rights. What’s 1/8 in percentage? What’s Formosa now known as?
I felt very frustrated half way through the quiz. It’s like listening to a foreign language the whole night: I could hear every singer word, but the words meant nothing to me. Continue reading
I know a new landmark in Stockport.
Does this place look familiar to you?
Tilly and Janet in Stockport
We only visited 4 museums during our 5 days in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
However, these visits had proved too much for our host, who was quickly turning into a jelly.
We visited Stockport Air Raid Shelters. Stepping back in time to 1940s wartime Britain was quite surreal. Inside the shelters, I was amazed at such an orderly community, and a world of volunteering. The instructions given, in modern terms, were equivalent to “every little helps” (food rationing; making tea), health and safety and team building.
Inside Air Raid Shelters with Tilly
The first morning in Tilly’s house, she had some visitors.
Alison came to visit with a huge cheese cake. Tilly said, “Alison has just made this for you.”
Alison is Tilly’s friend. Because I’m Tilly’s friend, Alison made this cake for her friend’s friend.
How sweet was that? I instantly felt in love with the people from Stockport. Continue reading
My last innocent post has somehow turned into a post debating about how to make the perfect tea.
Here is a video clip that Ahmad Tea’s tea taster, Dominic Marriott, shows you how to make the perfect tea.
By the way, the photo used as the header of this blog was taken when I last visited Ahmad Tea for my tea tasting.
What is the secret of expert tea tasters?