Monday 30 August 2010

Another busy day

We made some more crumble.

End of busy day

Photo taken by Neen

Sunday 29 August 2010

Keep busy every day

Walk to the park with DH to see your friend's car in the classic motor show,

see another colleague and their classic car,

see a white classic car,

walk with friends

and in the afternoon gratefully receive (after picking) buckets full of plums and apples from some more friends. Then spend the evening making plum crumble.

Definitely busy today.

Friday 27 August 2010

One working, one walking

While DH helped a friend to put in new window frames I went walking. First one way along the canal .....

... round the market ...

.... back down the canal ....

and finally back ...

... to see them still hard at work.

I thought I'd better do some work too.

Someone had to make them a cup of tea and dinner then sit beside the pond.

Then I walked the other way down (or is it up?) the canal.

I went down a lane, over a brook and up a hill to get back to the main road.

They were still working.

We're both worn out today. I wonder why?

Let's make chutney

Too many tomatoes and courgettes.

Still too many tomatoes - time for yellow tomato soup.

Monday 23 August 2010

Simple things

A rainbow overhead.

Homemade chocolate cake for my son.

Views from my couch in the garden room.

Veggies growing in the garden.

Ducks on the lake.

Waves on the promenade.

Rescuing unwanted furniture.

Sunday 8 August 2010


6 cups dry to 3/4 cups wet

Other dry ingredients could be substituted e.g. seeds, wheat flakes

4 cups rolled oats
1 cup flaked almonds

3/4 shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup syrup
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups dried fruit
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Measure and mix dry ingredients. Add oil and mix well. Add sugar and syrup. Mix well.
Spread in lightly greased tray.
Bake 10 minutes.
Take out of oven and stir several times while cooling, add fruit. Store in airtight container.

Sunday 1 August 2010

Walking again

This walk was on the sand dunes with DB.  One day I will be able to identify all these flowers!

Looks like some sort of viola.

Definitely a mushroom ----- or a toadstool.

Evening primroses - lovely perfume.

Looks like a dandelion but isn't.