Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Having read 'Little Face' by the same author which I loved and was intrigued by the clever plot, I bought this one. But at least it gives me ideas of how not to write as I am determined to hit those Asda book shelves with my own writings!! erum! Asda because it has the highest turn over of books, would you believe and like it was once thought if your record was chosen to be sold in Woolies, you had made it. It seems the same is thought about books and Asda!
I read in bed each night and this book did not make me want to read it, so I didn't feel that excitement I usually do when I am reading a good book and can't wait to get to it. It was a bit like reading a book chosen by my book group that I didn't like, but persevered because it was the book group!
So I was very disappointed, as usually when I find an author I like, I read everything they have written, this means unless Sophie Hannah's next book enthralls me she is off my lists!
Now I am reading Jodi Piccoult (Author of My Sisters Keeper) and many others. This new one is supposed to take a different format to her others, in that it is not a court case, so I hope I like it! I have read everything else she has written, so I hope I like 'Picture Perfect!'
Monday, 20 September 2010
I had a walk around the garden this morning just talking photos of the last signs of summer.
Watch out JKR here I come!! LOL
Lots to do this afternoon I am having a card making session as the ribbons I ordered have arrived.
And from my bimble round the garden early this morning I picked these...
Happy days all... tra-la-la-la-la I am singing my way through the day!
Sunday, 19 September 2010
I have started the winter clear up of the garden by sorting out the patio pots.
All the pelagoniums and fuscias are potted up ready to go into the green house for the winter and some in the conservatory.
I left the hanging basket as it is still blooming beautifully albeit set on a bucket.
Mike cut the grass, weeded and sorted the raised salad bed and our herb patch.
We spent a good four hours out there yesterday and it shows, so I am pleased with our efforts.
It was a real autumn day and the sun was quite warm, there was that lovely autumny scent in the air too.
I want to freeze the parsley this year so we'll have some fresh in winter soups.
We finished just as the rain started and then had our Tesco's Indian meal which was delicious!
Just served it out of the containers, bombay potatoes. chicken tikka masala, chicken korma,with pilau rice and naan bread... some thing I love! It was so nice to have a ready meal after working so hard and no pans to wash!
Not quite the diet but it's a one off!!
Today, Sunday, its dreary and wet, and definitely cooler. Autumn has really arrived. I do hope we don't have another winter like last year I just couldn't face all that snow again, I hardly went out when it was around, as since having my knee op I am terrified of falling over, although I did once, but in the house and my knee was fine, but I worry all the time.
I have had a lot of hip pain and had a Dr appointment just before we went away two weeks ago and he diagnosed bursitis and gave me a cortison injection. It wasn't too bad and the anti-inflatory tabs have helped so I walked a fair bit on holiday pain free!
Today I think a relaxing day and I need to make some cards, which I am looking forward to... hope all you lot are having a happy crafty day too!
Sunday, 12 September 2010
We spent last week in Sheringham, Norfolk and it was a truely lovely week.
Sheringham is a pretty little town with lots of small shops and a lot of fish and chip shops and of course Italian ice-cream!
I think I have put on pounds!
We mooched around the town several days and I bought some very pretty mugs and fudge! Which is my favourite. LOL
One very sunny day we sat and watch the sea front activities and the sea
Then ate a pub lunch outside which was delicious, except DH nearly didn't have his, as we had Nell with us under the table.
We were both slightly distracted and suddenly she popped up between Mike's legs and nearly had his crab salad off his plate. It caused quite a ripple of laughter from fellow diners!
This is the theatre which has a very active rep. We might have gone if the weather was poor but it was much too nice to stay inside.
Most mornings we had coffee in a little promanade cafe and then after a walk around, lunch back in the garden of the house where we stayed.
When we didn't go out in the evenings I stitched,so my 'ABC' and my 'Golden Gate Houses' so both have made progress...will show these on another day.
HMS Ganges Navy training Base
Now we are back here in Billericay and tomorrow the carpet cleaner arrives and an aerial man to fit a new aerial.The bath was repaired before we went away so we are slowly getting sorted here and it is beginning to look like home again, after four years of being rented out.
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
We eventually picked 59 pounds of damsons from that little Woolworth's tree bought 5 years ago.
So we have wine nurdling under the stairs (two demi johns!) plus damson cheese (jam) and stewed damsons and frozen damsons too!
As well as that today, I have been very busy processing green tomatoes. Mike picked what was in the allotment which was 21 pounds!! So I have made two different types of chutneys plus some green tomato marmalade which I had never heard of but found the recipe on the internet.
Mike did some pickled green tomatoes so once again our pantry shelves are full of home made produce.
Having cooked all day and I have just cleared up in the kitchen, I think I will sleep well tonight!
It's been a good day and we have enjoyed chopping up the fruit and measuring and weighing everything together.
At least we will have plenty of chutney for all that cold meat at christmas time!
Thinking of Christmas, we will soon be making our christmas cakes!