Wednesday, 24 June 2015

a little bit of catch up

It's been over a week since my last blog entry and I'm trying to find time to catch up. This week so far I have managed to swim 4 sessions (Sat-Tuesday) 202 lengths and now I'm having a couple of nights off to relax, knit, drink tea and eat chocolate biscuits.

I started a new blanket this evening, do you remember my sisters Christmas present? well I've started another one following this pattern but I'm knitting mine using some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran from my stash and I plan to use grey as the main colour, because I have more of this, dusky pink and lime green. I think I have a denim blue in the loft so I'll hunt that out over the weekend. I should have enough to make a bigger blanket as I've cast on 150 stitches and size 5.5 needles.

We took Ian out for lunch for Fathers Day, it was really good and the Dirty Habit pub in Hollingbourne was a great choice. The food was amazing and the pub was in a great location not a long drive from where we live.

Here are some photos ... warning it might make you hungry!

Bay trees underplanted with geraniums 

The Dirty Habit

Devon crab salad

chicken, pistachio and leek terrine

the garden terrace

Ian, Jack and me!

The garden is coming on well, but Moss has managed to trample on or eat a lot of the new veggie plants I planted. All is not lost because for some reason he hasn't touched the green beans in the plastic planter, or the cues, toms or salad. I have a plan for cloches for the veg patch but until I make them I have sown more beans and the Swiss Chard bright lights has germinated.

I now have a new laptop, a MAC and I'm slowly teaching myself and my brain to use it. I'm used to Windows so this is something quite new to me. I'm getting used to not using a mouse and I love the keyboard, its so easy to type, unlike my phone or Kindle. I'm upgrading my phone this week so I've decided on an iPhone 6 so it should work perfectly with the laptop. After years of saving I'm not going to be an Apple person, I've changed my mind.

I hope you are having a good week, gardening and crafting. Amanda


SaraJ said...

I made the switch to apple 3 or so years ago. Never looked back! Have fun. X

Mitzi said...

I am definitely a dinosaur when it comes to technology. I did get an iPad for xmas and I can use that without disaster. My phone is due for an upgrade but I'm still undecided what to go for. D on the other hand is all things apple and says he wouldn't switch back now.

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you enjoy getting to grips with your new computer! xx