Thursday, 29 July 2010

Blimey, where have I been?

Did I hide in a Kibbutz all summer because Mr. P decorated my kitchen?
Did I go on a world cruise?
Did I win the lottery and spend all my free time buying shoes and handbags?
Did I have extreme plastic surgery so that I couldn't use my computer?
Did Mr. Big whisk me off to the Maldives?

Nope to all.

I've been in misery-ville for a while when even getting out of bed has been the biggest decision of the day. But now I'm feeling somewhat better. So what have I been trying to do.

Well I got a veggie garden - onions, garlic, runner beans, radishes, spring onions, lettuce, cucumbers, courgettes, toms and chillies, carrots, french beans, herbs, which due to the odd weather, has been a little hit and miss really.

I've dug my breadmaker out of the cupboard and have been trying out the recipes. Again a little hit and miss, although a fruit loaf has been really successful and has even induced me to eat breakfast.

I've been trying out Aldi to save some money on food shopping and so far this has been pretty good. I reckon a saving of £25 per week.

Mr. P has been homebrewing, so we will be trying the fruits of his labour this weekend - now I'm pretty excited about that!

I've also read loads of books, which I have enjoyed immensely.

On the craft front, I've not done much at all. Just some crochet in the evenings whilst watching TV, but I think I got a little carried away!

I haven't counted how many squares I've made, but each pile contains six of that particular colourway, so there are hundreds. I was going to make a summer blanket for the living room, but I think that I've got enough to possibly make a new house!

Thanks to everyone for dropping by, apart from the above explanation, my computer gave up the ghost too and I'm hoping that a very nice man called Ray from Freecycle is going to fix it for me. In the meantime, I'm using a teeny weeny little 9" netbook which, although very fast, is best suited to someone who has eyes like a hawk and fingers the size of matchsticks.

I just have to show you this last picture. I've been lucky enough to have had 2 pairs of doves nesting in my garden this year, with 2 babies each. The picture below shows a stand-off between a marauding wood pidgeon and one of my doves - the dove dive bombed the pidgeon just after this picture was taken. It was so funny.

Well I'm off to catch up on some of your lovely blogs and then to make some more yummy fruit loaf.

Jak x