Out for a walk

Hello and Happy Sunday to you all. Have you had a nice weekend? Been out to the pub on “Super Saturday” in the UK? Got your hair cut yet? For me, I’ve decided to take it slowly. I don’t feel like rushing back to pubs, restaurants or shops. I will probably get my hair cutContinue reading “Out for a walk”

The first potatoes and my plastic free packaging recommendations

Hi there. This is my first harvest of potatoes from the Waffle plot this year. They are Arran pilots and have the most gorgeous whisper thin skins that scrape off in a flash. They are currently boiling in a pan and the lamb tagine is in the oven. The tagine recipe is from this bookContinue reading “The first potatoes and my plastic free packaging recommendations”

The first tomatoes

Hi. I am very excited to report that I can see my first two tomatoes growing in my garden (see above). It’s been a tiring day so this cheered me up. I have also harvested some lettuce for my lunch box tomorrow. The bad news from the garden is something is eating my spinach.. MyContinue reading “The first tomatoes”

Rhubarb jam (and other Sunday Waffle)

Good evening, morning etc to you all. I feel quite tired now. I think I have worn myself out making rhubarb jam. It was fun though! This is what it looked like yesterday when I put rhubarb, sugar and lemon juice in the fridge overnight. And this is what it looks like now.. I doContinue reading “Rhubarb jam (and other Sunday Waffle)”

Rules, rules, rules

Hi, how are you doing? (Spell check just wanted to change this to how are you dozing!? Not a bad question on this scorching hot day today in the UK. Have you melted yet?) This morning I had to go for a routine blood test at the hospital. What a lot of new rules thereContinue reading “Rules, rules, rules”

The best things in life are free

Hi everyone. As I recover from the news I’ve just watched of the government’s plans for the quite drastic 4 July lockdown easing, I want to talk about free (and nearly free) stuff today. Yes, I am going to stay in my little garden sanctuary world ignoring all our new freedoms and you’ll have toContinue reading “The best things in life are free”

Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail

Greetings everyone. Last night I made Mai Tai cocktails. The recipe I used is here. It doesn’t give exact amounts as just mentions 1 part or 2 parts of each ingredient. I used 40 ml for each part. If I made this again I think I would reduce this a bit as it was VERYContinue reading “Life in the slow lane with a Mai Tai cocktail”

The Colours of Summer

Hi everyone. I know it’s been a rainy old day today here in the UK, but now the sun is out, all the trees are looking so lush and green, and I’m feeling a bit summery. I’m not really buying clothes now as, quite frankly, I have more than enough already. My aspiration of aContinue reading “The Colours of Summer”

Champagne Mojitos and belated BBQ

Good evening, morning, whatever to you all. This is going to be a quick post as I have a BBQ to arrange. We were going to do one last night but the typically unpredictable British weather had other plans and we decided to postpone to tonight. On the menu is rump steak with a homemadeContinue reading “Champagne Mojitos and belated BBQ”