This is the cats' routine - come in for food and then retire to a shady spot and spend the day there until hunger pangs strike again . . . or it is 3 p.m. (they eat at Naffi times!) Here is Little Whale, relaxing, now he is back. He seems to have had an agreement with Alfie about guarding the house, as Alfie has now gone walkabouts . . .
Our routine, whilst this heatwave lasts (and apparently the end of August has been mooted . . .) is to get up early, garden when everything is still cool. As it warms up, we move elsewhere, me to paint in the attic (it is taking several coats of white to cover the Medieval blue) and OH to potter with his furniture repairs. Then it is normal household tasks in the heat of the day, and as it cools, I can retired to a seat in the shade with some sewing. Bliss . . .
I found this book in Oxfam this week, brand new, and only £2.99. As it had been on my Amazon wish list, I was delighted and have made something from it already (can't show it yet until the recipient has received it.)
This is a little seagrass stool I am recovering with new seagrass wrapped in strips of fabric. It takes a LONG time to wrap the seagrass.
Here's some I made earlier . . . (yesterday!) :
Needless to say, the fabric is cotton clothing I have bought cheaply at car boot sales. This way even damaged skirts or whatever can be re-purposed.
This is the scrummy Gooseberry and Orange Drizzle Cake I made yesterday (to take to friends). I will put up the recipe over the weekend.
Meanwhile, we are off to view an auction shortly . . . when my husband has donned some clothes hopefully, as he is currently on the sun lounger in the buff . . . you can tell we live in a very quiet area here! Let's hope that the Jehovah's Witnesses don't suddenly arrive!!!