It’s finally school holidays, which means a little bit more time for us all to do the things we want. I have enforced screen free time in the mornings for the children (and myself!) They have used it to read their library books and work towards the summer reading challenge, and I have used it…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-31st July
At the moment, I have just the one project on the go. I saw the photos of this CAL and couldn’t resist-despite my dislike of sewing in ends and joining up squares, this one was too cute to resist! It’s the Unicorn Dreams CAL by Cute Crochet Makes, and is a really fun mix of…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-17th July
This afternoon, I decided to use up some raspberries by making a batch of jam. Everywhere I looked, it said raspberry jam was ideal for the amatuer jam maker as sets quickly and is really easy. Perfect! Following my last jam making episode, where I failed to make it pass the wrinkle test after 2…… Continue reading Chewable Jam
The allotment has all of a sudden produced a glut of ripe berries, and they are only just beginning. In the last week we have harvested 3kg of raspberries and redcurrants, half of which we picked this morning as yesterday’s sunshine did a super job of ripening them up. We now have a technique for…… Continue reading Bursting with berries!
It’s only been a fortnight since my last post, but it feels like ages. Things here are incredibly busy-the decorating is still in full swing and almost every spare minute is taken up with a little job. The allotment is also very much a work in progress! I’ll start off with a little decorating update.…… Continue reading Long time, no see!
I posted a long time ago about my phobia of the dentist, and yesterday things stepped up a gear as a day I was both dreading and looking forward to arrived. I have been waiting a long time for a tooth to be extracted, as it had cracked after being filled and was beyond repair.…… Continue reading In the dentist’s chair-the ‘high as a kite’ sequel
Last week, we were given permission to begin working on the new allotment and start moving our old allotment things over to it. (Luckily it it almost opposite the current plot so moving isn’t too bad!) Mr C is on his big chunk of days off work, and the children and I are on half…… Continue reading Project New Allotment
With all of the decorating going on in our house I’ve not done much craft, but for my birthday earlier this month I was given a crochet kit which I started on the day (whilst camped out in the kids bedroom, the only place not being plastered/plumbed in!) It was a Cath Kidston cushion kit…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-22nd May
Today, exactly 10 weeks after the builders arrived at our house, the baton was passed to us. They have finished the basics of our extension-the walls are plastered and woodwork is in place, so now we begin the mammoth task of decorating. Upstairs we have a bathroom to decorate, as well as our daughter’s room…… Continue reading Let the decorating commence!
As the title says, we are currently in limbo (not the kind you can create with a rake balanced on two upturned buckets!) because we don’t actually know where to plant anything so our growing season has yet to start. You see, we have our name down to swap allotments but we have no idea…… Continue reading A Game of Allotment Limbo