But what I am really excited about is my new cooker. The LPG gas is being fitted to it today and after three years of basically cooking on a camping stove, I really cannot wait to start cooking properly. I love cooking and entertaining. I have promised Pete a roast dinner tonight but who knows what other culinary delights I can conjure up, cookery books here I come!!!! I wish I could invite every one of you to dinner tonight xxx
Wednesday, 6 November 2013
We are still living in a building site, but we are trying to make it more like a home. Here are pictures of the 'snug' with comfy chairs and the wood burner. It is still a novelty to sit in an armchair rather than on the bunks of the yacht and the wood burner gives off some serious heat and dries the washing beautifully!
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Yes, we have moved again, this time to the most amazing spot. We are tucked away from the world, in fact unless you know where we are, we are almost impossible to find. The only downside is that we do not have a phone signal or Internet signal, so please bear with me until we get it sorted. I am still reading your blogs at work, but unfortunately if I comment it often ends up in your spam box. I will to post and comment when I can xxx
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
How handsome is my son Stuart. Yesterday my heart felt it would burst with pride when Stuart collected his degree at Anglian Ruskin University. Well done son, with all the hard work you put in, you deserved your special day and you will make a really great primary school teacher xxx
Tuesday, 1 October 2013
Monday, 30 September 2013
I would like to introduce Scarlett Rose, who was born at 1030 last night and weighed in at 6lb 6 ozs. She is so beautiful and such a precious gift. Lucie and Philip will make such wonderful parents and needless to say I am totally besotted with my special granddaughter.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Having spent the last couple of weeks announcing when I was going to the loo and whistling loudly, I now have a door with knobs! These glass knobs are so pretty (I also got some for the bedroom door).
My mum asked what decorating style I was going for, I thought for a short while and then answered 'eclectic'. I think that's the posh way of saying 'a bit of this and a bit of that'. Our home is going to be made up of stuff we have, stuff we like, stuff we've inherited, stuff we've been given and stuff we've found/recycled. I say stuff because none of it is expensive but it is precious because altogether it makes up our style. All of it nice but a bit frayed and tattered round the edges, a bit like me and Pete!!!!
This week I have been creating my own version of sun dried tomatoes. I have a dehydrator that my son bought me last year for my birthday and I also have a glut of tomatoes. So I dried some plum tomatoes and then popped them into garlic olive oil. Heaven! will be using them for all sorts of things if I can only stop eating them straight from the jar!
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
My tomatoes this year took ages to ripen, but once they did, it's been hard keeping up with them. I tried something different this year. Instead of pinching out the side shoots, I left them to grow to the top of the stakes and then just lopped the tops off. Easy and it worked. I had just as good as (if not better) than the old way, and a lot less fussing. Bring on anything that makes life easier!!