Tuesday, November 25

T is for Treats!

I hate wasting food, whilst these day old scones looked appetising I knew they wouldn't taste as good as they did yesterday, besides I don't really eat scones - yes I love them but I am thinking of my waistline!

As the temperature has taken a rapid drop I knew the hens would love them, so I crumbled them up....

and the girls soon tucked into their breakfast.

They are coming out of their moult now, so we will be getting some eggs shortly.

The trees are showing the definite signs of Autumn.

There are a lot of leaves to be collected, a job I'll have to get well wrapped up for. The coalman will be delivering on Wednesday so we are keeping warm.

My contribution for ABC Wednesday......a cold one I suspect!

Tuesday, November 18

Sewing for England

My neighbour Anne is my curtain guru. Whilst she has been away for a few days I decided to embark on the task of altering the new curtains for our bedroom. ...... there was a hitch! I cut too much off and had to join up the curtain length with a seam. I did that and am now hemming both curtains.
All the time I was going through the various actions  it would seem there was an alternative......to remove the rufflette  tape and cut from the top - thus saving the bother of re-hemming. This was pointed out to me by a friend as I pinned the hem. I was informed that the hem will never be as good as the original one.

Well hindsight is a marvellous thing but in one way I have enjoyed the whole process of re-stitching, pinning, bleeding and altering the curtains.

Today the wardrobe arrives - sometime between 12 noon and 6pm. I will receive a phone call when the delivery van is approximately 1 hour away. Jon needs to go and collect a parcel - so it just may be that I go and collect the parcel and Jon sees to the delivery - who knows if that is the case he just may well assemble the wardrobe by the time I return! Whatever the case next time I write here I should have a photo of the completed room to share. In the meantime don't look too closely at the photo or you will see the spots of blood caused by the pins! I must go and remove the stains, never mind writing about it!

Watch this space!
ABC Wednesday S for Sewing  and in my garden S is for STILL have more bulbs to plant!

Thursday, November 13


This has to be the most talked about and sampled recipe at my local Slimming World group. It is absolutely gorgeous and ideal for the cold nights. I miss out the garlic.
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