2022 in Pisticci…mostly decorating my table…..

And I did cook the chicken which eventually defrosted.

I was going to chop it up and boil it, but was too squeamish and I don’t have a very sharp knife. It didn’t help that my gas rings are behaving erratically.

However I tossed the whole chicken in a pot of boiling water. Put the lid on and let it simmer until it fell to bits. I thought it must be cooked by then.

Now the bits I want to eat are in the freezer and the remains are wrapped in the organic bin ,which I brought into the house as 2 days in full sunshine in a bin might be a smelly disaster.

Next time I’ll do better and not be so worried about the whole thing. (I have another one in my freezer compartment. ) I might pick the day before the organic bin is collected though,  to cook it.

I don’t know why I was so uptight about the whole thing.

On a lighter note my table painting went well and I am now sitting at it as the wind has finally chosen to blow.

Maybe there will be a storm.

I took photos of my progress.

6am .
7am and I’ve painted the edges brown and the middle white using ordinary acrylic paints. Cut open a nearly empty white and used the remains.
7.30am rough sketch
8am .retreated inside as was too hot outside. Also the paint was drying too fast.
10am .finished and first coat of varnish applied. It changed the colour to a sort of mellow cream . Nice.
Late afternoon after 2nd coat of varnish applied at lunch time.

It’s possible I might be doing another one for someone else.

I’m very pleased with the result.

It cost very little as I found left over paint in the cupboard and used it. If it lasts a couple of years that will be fine. I can just paint over it and do it again with a different design.

It seemed to be very hot today so there might be a storm.

Maybe I’ll sit out in the rain if there is any. That sounds quite appealing.

But now I’ll have a glass of wine and enjoy the evening. (Hopefully)


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