Friday, 29 July 2011

Help with Comments

Is anyone else having trouble with commenting on blogs?  This has been going on with me for quite some time.  I don't seem to be even able to comment on my own blog.  Any advice anyone?  I apologise if anyone thinks that I am neglecting their blogs or comments on mine, but I promise you I am still reading and enjoying them all.  I don't like it when I can't chat to friends.  Have a good weekend everyone xxx

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Courgette Salad

At the moment Pete is fibre-glassing the roof of Bonnie, so there isn't a great deal of difference to be able to show you in pictures.  It goes like this, weeks on jobs that you can't see and then a weekend painting or something and everyone says " wow, the barge is moving on!"  But it is good when you can see a significant difference.

I continue to work on the allotment and keep Pete well fed and watered (can't have the old boy collapsing when there is so much work to do!).   We are just going in to the courgette/patty pan glut, so here is one delicious way that I have found to deal with them.

Courgette Salad

Courgettes or Patty Pans
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
1 tbsp clear honey
2 tsp mustard seeds or poppy seeds
1 crushed garlic glove

Slice the courgettes or patty pans.  Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Done! 

I picked this small posy from the allotment, just to brighten up the boat.  I love freesias and they smell so beautiful.  They always remind me of when I was a young child and a bridesmaid at my Aunts' weddings.  Why is it that the freesias that you get in the supermarket do not smell?

Friday, 22 July 2011

Time for a Change

I spent the day yesterday interviewing and assessing potential Physical Training Instructors for the gym at work.  They were doing all their physical assessments and I had to observe them taking a lesson.  Well, by the end of the day I certainly felt middle aged, fat and frumpy and decidely unfit!!!  The gym has state of the art equipment and I can also have a personal trainer, all for the princely sum of £10 per year.  There really is no excuse.  So now I am inspired, I am going to pay my £10 today and start on a really healthy eating programme.  Within three months you will see a new me!  Now to google 'chocolate based diets'!!!!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Harvest Time

Hi Everyone.  I am sorry for the lack of posts and comments recently, but lack of internet connection, really busy at work and blogger playing up have all got in the way.  I promise to try harder!  I am sitting outside the house in the car, just to get a connection!  Anyway Alfie and I have spent a couple of hours at the allotment this afternoon and look what we harvested.  There are beetroot, cucumbers, patty pans, potatoes, courgettes, turnips, carrots, garlic, borlotti beans and french beans.  Any ideas what I can cook for dinner?  I am mulling over the idea of a risotto or a stew, but do you have any better ideas?  I am so chuffed with this lot,  it really is the beginning of what I hope will be less dependency on 'the system' and more about the simple life.  Be back soon x