This week is half term here, so both the children and myself are not at school. After what feels like such a long time since school started in September, it’s a very welcome break. A combination of various illnesses between us and the darker mornings and evenings have left me feeling somewhat lacklustre, so the…… Continue reading Autumn Adventures
I’ve just looked and seen that I haven’t done a WIP post for 4 weeks! I think it was because I didn’t really have much to say for myself, though I have been quite busy and I now actually have some things to share. Also, it’s a stunningly beautiful atutmn day so I took my…… Continue reading WIP Wednesday-10th October
This week marked our 3rd anniversary of being allotment holders, that time has really flown! It’s certainly looking ready for a rest now, with most plants dying off. This year has actually been one of our most productive, despite the challenges the weather has thrown at us. Harvest is almost done, with only swedes, leeks…… Continue reading October Allotment Update
The first week of October has been chilly but pleasant, and the weather has been very kind. (Such a British thing to do, talking about the weather, but it’s true!) We’ve been able to get outside a lot, with a couple of allotment trips as well as work on our own garden. It’s felt very…… Continue reading Clinging on to Summer
Autumn is definitely setting in here (the weather has felt distinctly unsummery since the end of July!) and we’ve been making the most of the changing seasons. A few trees are dropping their leaves, the mornings are chilly and misty and we are starting to need to dig out coats for the school run. It’s…… Continue reading Spiders, Sparkles and Spinning
Monday’s school run was just like any other walk home, a route we’ve covered hundreds of times. However, it suddenly became different when we crossed the road and discovered a walnut under a tree. There was just the one-the others had either been picked up or run over by cars, or just hadn’t dropped off…… Continue reading Why Couldn’t There Just Have Been Two Walnuts?
Yesterday I made a chutney using the last of our beetroot, but there wasn’t quite enough for any of the recipes I found and I didn’t see the point in reducing the quantities and making a tiny pan full as it seems to take just as long to be fully cooked anyway! I looked at…… Continue reading Recipe Post-Beetroot Chutney