Wednesday, 29 July 2015
A quick random catch up post
Just a quick catch-up post or such things will lose all relevence. This is the book I treated myself to at Chatsworth. I can recommend it - some lovely recipes, and not just what it says on the cover, but baking too, as a way of using up your preserved goodies. I don't often pay full price for books, but on this occasion I had a Sod-it moment.
I bought this too. The print is the same as one of the beautiful wallpapers in the house. It was £6 - I'd normally pay that for a pack of lesser teatowels - and I can't quite bring myself to use it yet! I feel it ought to be framed!
One job done - cutting back, weeding and some extra plants in the apple tree bed. The French Lavender came from Lidl recently, where they had a two for £6 offer. I got two white ones too, which are in pots.
Tidying up along the path edge too as the ferns had grown so enthusiastically you couldn't pass without getting soaked.
After the chap had come to clean the guttering and windows, I had little alternative but to do the insides too. The dining room windows (20 panes) are a right royal pain . . . All those corners.
Another job to be done, but fortunately NOT one with my name on it.
Work in progress. OH fitting the new catflap in the new door which we bought on Ebay and had a lovely little jaunt down to the hills above Neath to collect.
This was the view from the chap's house where we went to collect the door.
And the remains (nearby) of what must have been Neath Castle. But I digress . . .
Fitted and awaiting my painting . . .
Another corner (by the gate) which desperately needed tidying up. I think we get so used to seeing it we don't realize how awfully untidy it looks.
Still a work in progress, but MUCH better than it was . . .
Oh, and I forgot my home grown garlic, now dried and as of yesterday, roughly plaited up. Three plaits, so enough for one each for me and our daughters. You can tell it's home grown as the root bases are still grubby . . .
Today I am dissecting too-narrow curtains to make up into a pair that fits . . .