Card making · Craft · crochet · Gardening · papercraft

Springing Back Into Action

Since my last post before Christmas, I’ve had my stem cell transplant and begun my recuperation. I won’t say too much about it, other than that it completely wiped me out. My actual transplant was 10 weeks ago, on January 6th and I was away from my family for 23 days. As the weeks have…… Continue reading Springing Back Into Action

Allotment · Gardening

Square foot garden-Midsummer update

It has been about two months since I posted about starting my first square foot garden, and it has come on a huge amount so summer solstice weekend seemed the perfect time for an update. There have been some real successes, and some things that just haven’t worked out. You might notice from the before…… Continue reading Square foot garden-Midsummer update

My other ramblings

Stats, more stats and a hint of radioactivity

I am currently sat in our caravan at the end of the driveway, having been ‘allowed’ out to go to the hospital for my PET/CT scan (I’ve got to let the radioactivity wear off before I can go near the children). It was an early appointment, or would have been if the radioactive injections had…… Continue reading Stats, more stats and a hint of radioactivity

cooking · My other ramblings

Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task

Yesterday, having seen how well this year’s crop of berries are forming at the allotment, I decided that it was a good day to use up some of last year’s produce from the freezer. We had a small bag of redcurrants, so redcurrant jelly (which met the approval of the children last time I made…… Continue reading Redcurrant toffee-a lesson in how not to multi-task