I'll start with a quick round-up and then add some more Ynyslas photos.
Starting the Pontack Sauce. I was half asleep and didn't read the recipe to the end, and had put the ginger and spices in a muslin square. Recipe says to put in loose and strain off later, so did that.
Slicing shallots made my eyes water!
I had bought a big box of English eating apples for £3, and try as I might, I was losing the battle to eat my way through them before they got over-ripe, so I turned a good few pounds into Country Mincemeat (recipes later).
The two books in use last week. The Farmhouse Fare one I bought back in the 70s and it is the book I probably use most for all sorts of baking and preserves.
10 days' crochet and the round cushion cover is finished. However, I bought a down-filled cushion which although it is 16" width, is DEEP and so I need to try and extend behind and beyond the pretty frill. I am still unhappy about the middle - which the instructions didn't help and when I do another one I shall do it to a different starter instruction.
A quick loaf of bread was bunged in the bread-maker (including lots of mixed seeds and some tasty oat and bran flour. This loaf says everything about what I dislike about machine-made loaves - sides cooked more than the top, and I like a good crust. When I am not so busy I bring it up to dough and then prove again outside and cook in the oven.
The finished sauce. I am going to make another batch with the elderberries I have in the freezer and cook it all up again to fill the jars completely.
Sock wool on the winder now. I bought this in Hay last year I think it was. Now I need to relearn sock knitting on 4 needles as I've not done any for several years.
Some cheap fat quarters from the car boot sale yesterday. Christmas projects in mind, and the little sprigged piece for the 70s hexagon quilt.
Back to Ynyslas now. Sea and some rafts of clouds overhead.
The soft pastel colours of Aberdovey across the estuary.
Remains of beach machinery - use unknown. I could only think it may have been for reeling in Seine nets when fishing?
A wind-ruffled crow. Other birds were far out on the sands and U.F.O.s.
Looking back towards Ynys-Hir, where the RSPB Nature Reserve is.
One last look across to the Lleyn peninsula. We will be back.