Sailors’ Barometer, Skype and Starter

24 Nov

1   We have a beautiful Sailors’ barometer and today it is overflowing telling us that another storm is on the way! Sailors used weather glass barometers to forecast the weather. These simple, yet scientific, devices accurately predict the weather by barometric pressure. Basically, when the water level in the spout is high, it means low air pressure (rain, snow, storm, etc) is imminent. When the water level is low, the barometric pressure is high, and that indicates good weather.

Sailor’s barometer overflowing

2   Delightful Skyping with KJ and the Grandbabies this evening. It’s such fun to watch them playing and to see their excitement at seeing us on their television!

3   Had lovely friends round for dinner tonight and I made this delicious and simple but effective starter of prawns and smoked salmon.

Smoked salmon and prawn stack


Posted by on November 24, 2012 in Food, Grandchildren, postaday2012


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16 responses to “Sailors’ Barometer, Skype and Starter

  1. Elle

    November 26, 2012 at 6:10 am

    Thank you for constantly showing us the “beautiful in every day”. I love that barometer. Smoked salmon makes me very nostalgic. xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Can’t you get smoked salmon in Japan? So glad you liked the barometer – it is fun to watch it. 🙂

  2. Promenade Claire

    November 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Tha barometer is a thing of beauty. hope you aren’t too wet or bashed from the storms !

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      We’ve been very lucky as we live on a hill but there are floods all around us, roads closed and villages cut off. We’ve stayed indoors all day! 🙂

  3. petit4chocolatier

    November 25, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Loving the barometer and the smoked salmon!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

      Thank you for calling in. The smoked salmon dish is delicious and will be in my Recipe folder before long! 🙂

  4. Kathleen Richardson

    November 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I want a barometer like that! Skype for you; FaceTime for me. Isn’t it lovely to be able to see family eye to eye even though there at a distance. You’re not going to share that recipe? Please.

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      I’ve put the recipe up on my recipe pages for you! Thank you for asking for it. Hover over the Recipes at the top right and the menu of recipes will magically appear! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

      All the best to you. 🙂

      • Kathleen Richardson

        November 26, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        Thanks for the recipe. Also for the Xmas idea. Never know what to get my son-in-law, so I searched the internet for a barometer like yours and found one very similar. It’s now on order and – Wow, I just realized my Xmas shopping is about done!

        • mybeautfulthings

          November 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

          That’s amazing – mine is hardly started! So glad you found the Sailors’ barometer. We sent one to my brother soon after getting ours and they love theirs too. Hope he’s pleased! 🙂

  5. mixedupmeme

    November 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Three more beautiful things.
    I like the barometer. Science really doesn’t have to be that complicated.

    (Until you have to answer the TEST questions) 🙁

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      Even I understand that one but if it had been on a test paper I would have frozen up and not been able to write a word!

  6. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    November 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    you have a storm ‘a brewing’

    • mybeautfulthings

      November 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

      We did and it has been horrendous for many people in Cornwall with many, many villages/towns flooded and more rain forecast. The walk we did the other day is now under water and the locality flooded. It’s a disaster for so many families. We are very lucky that we live up a hill.


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