Wednesday 28 October 2020


I'm trying not to have a waste bin in the kitchen so I am putting the rubbish in the smallest container to hand. Today it was the cat food box. This morning it had in it some wrapping paper from some silk leaves I purchased from Ebay for an Autumn decoration, a cat food pouch, beer can plastic and a crisp packet.

Later on it had another cat pouch and some chicken bones. The 2 cans from lunch went straight in the recycling.

I won today. I wonder how much rubbish I will generate tomorrow and whether it will fit in my cat food box.



Monday 19 October 2020

Ready for this?

Kitchen floor clean and ready to be walked on.

Everything prepared  and ready for scrambled eggs with tomatoes for lunch.

Apples stored in the garden room ready to be eaten in the future.

Blankets ready in the lounge ready to snuggle down with this evening.

Ingredients prepared for a Queen of Puddings (apples with a sponge on top) for afters at teatime.

Notebook ready to list To Dos and ideas.

A Hallowe'en corner ready for Hallowe'en.

Sink clean and ready for the next onslaught.

Me - ready for a walk.

Then I'm ready for a rest.



Thursday 15 October 2020

Wave cushions

 Finally finished. These were for the seats outside for summer - whoops, summer has been and gone. Not a long project but a very long one when it's only picked up now and again. Finished now though.

Some cushions have been in use longer than others and have had their fair share of washing. All are wavy patterns but differ in the number of colours in each stripe. The aim was 1 stripe, 2 stripes, 3 stripes and random stripes.

I made them envelope cushions so they could be taken off and washed so there were 78 strips for each cushion.

Here they are all together, the 2 on the right hand side have had more use.

Give them a wave.


Monday 12 October 2020

Question of more or less

 Which is correct?

The more you do, the less you have to do.


The more you do, the more there is to do.

Saturday 10 October 2020

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 biscuits

Easy peasy biscuit recipe here and all I need to remember it is 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

5 ounces of flour
4 ounces of butter
3 ounces of coconut flakes*
2 ounces of sugar and
1 egg

Cream the butter and sugar, stir in the egg and add the rest of the ingredients.

Roll out some balls and then ..

flatten them!

Bake in a moderate oven until cooked - about 15 to 20 minutes.

Instead of coconut other flavours could be added - choc chips, ground almonds, currants or vanilla or lemon extract (a teaspoon not 3 ounces!) Another variation is to use brown instead of white sugar.

You may notice that one biscuit is missing. You would be quite correct.

Naughty me.



Friday 2 October 2020

Rock on

 Like Jackie my pear tree has done nothing or just dropped all its pears for years but this year we had a crop. We left them on the tree for ages but they stayed rock hard. Having looked up rock hard pears we gathered that they had to be 
*brought indoors for a bit to ripen - nope!
*put with bananas which will help to ripen them - nope!

It's getting colder so I decided the best thing I can do is poach them in water as the insides were starting to get brown. Yes, they softened and now we have a way of eating through them. I've just picked another batch and will poach them and store them in the freezer.

Where there's a will there's a way.