Hello and sorry for not writing sooner. Been a bit busy as hubby has just had a disc operation in London and only came home on Sunday. I was driving up each day and everything else came second place. Things are settling down a bit now that he's home and he's doing well but still in some pain, which is to be expected.
Tonight Jack, our son, helped me make some summer veg soup made out of some veg from the garden patch. My most successful veg has been the courgette summer ball which I have just read is a summer pumpkin. We cut a small one for the soup with some baby green courgettes. It was lovely with fresh focaccia bread from Sainsburys! My camera battery is flat so I'll add some photos of this amazing veg tomorrow. Do try to grow it next year as it's well worth it.
I'm off this week and plan to finish my cropped poncho ready for our boating holiday in October, I'm just finishing the back then need to do the roll neck. I will then have finished my first hand-made jumper (and only 3 more to finish off!) I managed to crochet a scarf for my mums birthday in Debbie Bliss merino wool whilst sitting with Ian in hospital, he had his own room so it was quite relaxing! The picot edging really finished it off, even my mother-in-law said it was wonderful. Take care. Love Amanda x
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
I picked over 2kg of plums yesterday from the orchard at the end of my road. It was sad really because it's probably the last year I can do this. Wards builders are moving in soon to dig most of it up to make way for 98 houses. I'm not too pleased but we tried to fight it and got no where. So today I am making plum jam and hope to make about 10 jars. Here is the recipe from before Iwade plum jam recipe
Friday, 13 August 2010
Well it's raining cats & dogs in Kent today, mind you the garden needs it and it saves me having to stand out there all evening with the watering can! Almost finished scarf number one and I have ordered plenty more for my stash. Well you can never have enough wool can you? I think my hubby would disagree with that :) Plan to sit down and relax this evening and finish Jeans scarf after first week back to work. Still feeling the odd twinge in my chest but hopefully it's on its way now. Take care and have a great weekend. Amanda x
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
I heard from my sister that Wilkinsons have their seed sale on now, must get some when I'm next in town. You can never have enough seeds!