Thursday, 6 August 2020

Apologies

Oh my, oh my,
I've only just seen
That comments are there
On posts that have been.

I'm not up to scratch,
So excuse me do,
This blogging has changed
So I have to too!

Sorted now 
And I'll come on a visit
To old friends and new

And I can't think of anything to rhyme with visit so I'll leave it at that
Love to all
And good to be back!

xx

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Keep well

In order to keep a pineapple for as long as possible I slice it into discs, chop up the discs (discarding the centre bit) and then store the pieces in a lidded container in the fridge.




For carrots I peel and store the carrots in cold water in the fridge. The will last for a week this way and not shrivel or go mouldy.



Job done. Just got to find room in the fridge.


Keep well!

xx

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Surreal times

From January up to now - what a year it's been. Never seen the like before in my lifetime,  A new way of living is upon us. 

Home is still the priority and things have happened in the garden.


The back garden is now only half edible - apples,


Kohl rabi,



tomatoes,


runner beans, French beans, spring onions, courgettes, beetroot and kale


In the greenhouse with the tomatoes the vine is still producing over 50 bunches of grapes.


The other half is now a double patio with a profusion of flowers along with seating areas.





It is now a garden for rest and entertainment and next year the veggie plot will be grassed over for an area of play and lounging.

New times, new ideas, new directions. Onwards and upwards. Let's enjoy where and when we can,

xx

PS Thank you for sticking with me while I've been absent. It means a lot.

xx









Sunday, 5 January 2020

Been away since May

Back again for a while. Here's a few pics that will, hopefully, fill in the gap from May 'til today.



Holidays with family - eating, drinking and soaking up the sun and scenery.





Holidays with friends doing just the same.







Days at home working, resting and playing.




 Out and about dancing, walking  and celebrating the seasons.









2020 is now upon us and hopefully we can do it all again. Food, family, friends and fun - in any order or all together. Great combinations to be had. Hope your New Year will be all you wish it to be.

xx

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Day of rest

Have a lie in.

Survey the garden. Strawberries coming along nicely.


Mange tout nearly as high as an elephant's eye. Hopefully the flowers will be out soon - I can see little buds so all should be well.


Tomatoes showing themselves after flowering.


New grapevine looks promising. Must give them both another haircut.


Took this picture in Primani yesterday. Looks easy enough to make but don't know if I'd dare wear it with all those tassels. The squares would have to be bigger!!!!!


Don't think I'll try the crocheted bikini - that's going rather too far.


Two squares made!

xx

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Tidy up day

Saturday is clean the fridge, microwave and hob day plus put everything away in its place. Let's get to it then. Fridge, microwave and hob were tackled first to get them out of the way and then a trip around every room began putting things away and straightening things up. Here's the kitchen bit.

Oh dear - dishwasher items to put away and new stuff to put in.


Toast crumbs to clear up and breakfast tray to sort out.


Quite a few bits fall to the floor everyday in this busy area so a quick sweep is necessary.


In the back room all the seeds that we were looking at yesterday were tidied away. The runner beans have now been planted.


We couldn't take the cat to a restaurant as it would put its food all over the floor and not clear its plate. Let's tidy it away and put some fresh down.


Next was a trip into the garden to gather salad greens for lunch.


We're eating the thinnings of the lettuce at the moment ...


... as well as leaves from the trio of lettuce bought from Liddle-iddle a few weeks ago.


They had to have a quick salt bath to get rid of any biddies. Whoops, messed the sink area up again.


Salad bowls at the ready waiting for tasty leaves. Nearly clear this side of the kitchen.


Nearly clear here too, just a shopping list that's been started. All the crumbs are gone. (Just wait until lunchtime!)


Table cleared and prettied up. (Won't stay that way for long!)


Oh my, just when the kitchen was sorted, the tumble drier finished and offered up a great pile of ironing.


What did I say about everything in its place? Nothing stays still long enough for that!

xx