Friday, August 21

3 cakes.

One of my friends was organising a family re-union and asked me to bake some cakes.

Coffee Walnut

Double Chocolate

Strawberry with mascapone. Home made raspberry jam and cream to sandwich together.

Thursday, August 20

F is for faffing about and fund raising.

Last Friday we had a scarecrow making night at the village hall. The night was intended to give people an idea for making their own scarecrow for our village scarecrow festival.
Each group made a different part of the scarecrow then me joined them all together.

We made the scarecrow in about 20 minutes - people went away feeling it was something they could manage - which is what we wanted.

Tonight 4 members of the committee are meeting up for a brainstorm session - watch this space!

ABC Wednesday (late) F

Wednesday, August 12


As part of our village fund raising plan we are having a Scarecrow Festival. It was an idea I came up with and before I knew it Friday night approaches - demonstration night - family affair, we take a contribution for the supper table and our own drinks. The theme of the festival is "Tales of Beatrix Potter." We are doing "Mr McGregors Garden. Local businesses can make and display a scarecrow for £5. The local butcher has asked me to make him one so this is what we'll do on Friday - watch this space!

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Monday, August 3


I often share the fact that I LOVE these curtains - they hang in the snug and lounge.

In fact I used the colours to inspire the decoration of the downstairs of the house.

I think the downstairs is pretty much sorted - save a touch of touching up in the porch and the inevitable de-clutter of tat which creeps in when we are sleeping. Reading other blogs the word
de-clutter does seem to crop up on many occasions, together with downsizing and recycling.
We have lived in our house now for 24 years - the amount of possessions we have between us
is quite a huge amount. Jon's workshop is a mile up the road and whilst he has a large shed and garage at his disposal here, he also has a workshop where for 21 years he has collected a large collection of machinery and tools for all aspects of the business.

One day we will downsize but the project needs to be organised - long, medium  and short term plans need establishing and become part of our day to day living.

Any suggestions?