There, I've said it! I've been doing battle with the blardy stuff this afternoon, in an effort to plant the bulbs which got overlooked in a box under the hall table. I decided the tulips and some white crocus could go under the apple tree. That bed was just a sea of mud so I had to set to and dig out the weeds - HB and the equally prolific Creeping Buttercups and other similar garden thugs. I had bought a big bale of B&Q compost this morning and 3/4 of it went onto that bed, covering the red tulips I had planted, and then I put the smaller striped tulips and crocus deep into the compost. That should keep then warm if it does decide to snow.
This magazine tempted me when I was shopping, and as it had a 2nd free magazine with it, but sealed in polythene. I took it to a quieter aisle in Tesco and had a look. I do NOT pay good money for sealed magazines. I want to know what is in them before I commit myself. Fortunately, both magazines had some lovely quilts and patterns.
Not a cheap magazine (£5.99) but I tend to keep my magazines for donkeys years, so don't feel too guilty about my purchase.
This is one of the beautiful quilts included in the magazines.
Part of the "how to". . .
Another colourful quilt, which has instructions for a variety of block designs loosely based on this one.
Do you remember this, which I bought at the end of last year? It has had a few work-outs, only on the Slow Cooker button so far, but I am very pleased with it. The slow cooker setting, because the lid is sealed down in the same way as the pressure cooker, cooks more quickly than my old one, and keeps the flavours in.
I will now start to work through the other different programs on it - as you can just about see on the side, it is a Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Yoghurt Maker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Warmer and you can Saute in it. I'm glad I bought it.
Finally, I just noticed a pretty sunrise this morning, so took these two snaps through the Velux in bedroom 5.