Monday, 30 September 2013

Scarlett Rose

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

Our Style

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

In the Greenhouse


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!!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

House with Pool

Alfie now has his own private swimming pool!

Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Heads

I thought I would show you some pictures of the heads (or bathroom as it is known to you landlubbers!). The important bits are done, but it does need; a window, a door, plasterboard finishing off, painting, shelves for linen cupboard, doors for aforesaid cupboard, sink splashback, etc.  but apart from that its done!

Have also been cooking again.  A simple bolognese sauce using veggie mince and  veggies I had in the fridge.  I have cooked and added the pasta to it, so it really is a quick meal for work nights.  I made five portions, three frozen and two for tomorrow night.

Now I have got to go and get ready to go to a rock music festival tonight (Brownstock).  Hmmm what to wear........