instant mee for breakfast

24 Jun

the london 7.13am 18.1C cloudy saturday 2017





the chicken flavoured instant mee, it comes with a oil paste, which gives it its flavour. as usual, u can custom make it by adding stuff. in this case i put in some cox lettuces, cut up small so it can cook quicker. though veggies dont really need much cooking, as it can be eaten raw. and of course you can add meat too, or sea food. it is very versatile and that i think is why it is so popular.

added. 8.46am i read of a chap in his blog saying he has found a two night rental in a sheltered housing flat, when he start commuting from france. i have heard of these sheltered flats, meant for over 55s. i was thinking that is one place where they will want care workers … i think care as a career will always be available for anyone, and will constantly be a source of work. health and care are sure to be in need of workers in future.

and i was reminded of a chap i met in a gay website who works in this field. he works parttime, which sounds ideal. he even suggested that i do it. not for me, because i dont need the money, nor am i patient enough to deal with old people haha. but i figured it might suit others who need money and have not much skills to offer. you dont really need conventional skills except maybe a kind heart. 

but also i was thinking if old people living alone want food to eat, instant mee sounds like it is right up their street, something so easy to prepare they should be able to do it themselves easily. then i had another think, and realise that actually cooking, as in stir frying, and stewing is really very easy to do. i think even if i were a doddering old fool, i should be able to make these meals without too much help. unless of course my mind goes, but i think dementia is rather selective… in that u can forget to do some things but can remember to do others. maybe the biggest danger is that u can start things but dont finish them. thus u leave things on, and forget to shut it down.

(that is why i think the timer on my induction stove is so useful. i set it to stew and put the timer on for 15mins and then i go off and forget about it, and it will automatically switch itself off. i was thinking it will come in useful for someone who has mild dementia. i dont have dementia, at least as far as i know. haha. but it is good practise for when or if i do. )

 what u might need is someone around the place just to mop up after you , or switch things off after you. just generally to keep an eye out for you. that might mean just have a partner around, or failing that have a lodger who is kind enough to just watch a bit over you.

anyway, today is the start of pride celebrations, it goes on for 2wks culminating in the big pride parade on sat 8th july. and i read in a newsletter i get sent to me via email this morning that there is a free showing of a disney film, the jungle is part of the pride festival ;

its a new remake by disney of the old jungle book cartoon film. you need to apply for tickets online, so i did and got one. it is tomorrow at 10.30am in picturehouse central. it means a break in my routine, normally i would go to the paddington library to read the newspapers. it takes some doing to make me change my routine… so i hope that film is worth it. 

i have not heard of this chain of cinemas, so it has served its purpose in that they have advertised their presence to me. i live here and still have not heard of them, just goes to show that they need to advertise. 

added. 10.10pm 19.4C rain earlier, dry now. i went to chinatown after the library to buy more of that instant noodles. 20 packs in fact. they are rather nice, because of the different flavours. they are quite distinctive. there was a bit of a jam going on in the centre of town, due to some demonstration or other. but i escaped the peak of it, and traffic or rather the buses were running their usual route by the time i finished and wanted to get back.

i noticed looking at the website of the picturehouse cinema chain that they charge quite high £16.50 for a ticket, but you can get reduced prices if u become a member, or go off peak. so it brings it down to the average pricing for cinemas in the centre of town. about £12.50 a show. i think it too much to pay for a film show, even if there are any now that i deem worth seeing, which there is not. added. the cinema in the haymarket is offering all films for £9.99. 

i am just glad i lived in an earlier age, where things are so much cheaper and thus better value for money. so that now i dont crave seeing or experienceing these things. films now are just action movies , with lots of action , very contrived and impossible but i suppose gets the adrenaline flowing from the audience. thrills and spills as they say. but dont have any substance, and the story line is lost and reduced in significance as a result on all this emphasis on action.


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