Thursday, 27 July 2017

Another day at the Supermarket

We slept in a bit this morning, so we were a bit later setting off, a grey morning........plenty of cars in the car park, but the shop never seems overcrowded. Just a couple of things we could not get, will have to try Lidl or Morrison for them.

Shop came in just under my £60 limit, so thats fine, once home, all put away.

It was sunny as we drove along but by lunchtime the grey clouds were overhead again, DB says we are due rain for the rest of the day. He nipped to the bowls club to see if he has been picked to play on Saturday.

Cooked beef and vegetable casserole yesterday so will heat it up tonight with new spuds from the garden, green beans and cauliflower. Possibly ice cream for dessert.

Might spend a while this afternoon in the sewing room finishing off the bag.....see how I feel after lunch.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


A wet morning, I did put the towels in the washer and they are on the line now, the weather improved after lunch.

Freezer audit done, menu and shopping list sorted, we are off to Aldi tomorrow.

DB walked down to the post office in the rain to draw some cash and get his TV choice, the TV is dire again next week, looks like we will be watching recorded programmes.

I did a bit more at the bag this afternoon.......because its an across the body bag I have to make it up differently to the way I usually make the bags, not looking forward to it. May tackle it over the weekend.

I heard from my friend in Florida, she hand her husband went back to Nashau to see friends, she fell in the hotel room and has a broken hip, its been pinned and she says it quite painful.

Bacon, egg, tomato and fried bread for supper.

The sun is out and its blowing quite well, so the towels should be dry.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017


It started off very dull and grey again, quite cold too, we both had hot water bottles when we went to bed last night. It must have been cold, the heating came on this morning, the thermostat was turned down to 10, but the timer was still on, it woke me creaking.

The sky finally turned blue late this afternoon.

DB out in the garden this morning, despite him checking we have another courgette which thinks its a marrow........., more beans in and also some blackcurrants, I have put a container of mixed fruit in the freezer. Made a creme caramel for dessert.

Cooked the sauce for spag bol for supper.

I cannot get away from bags, I found a large piece of fabric and have just cut out the over body bag, again the fabric frays like crazy so its all been overlocked, I have the over body strap made and have lined the pocket, might finish it tomorrow.

Need to do the menu plan and freezer audit tomorrow, DB needs to go to the PO for some cash and we will go to Aldi on Thursday. DB is bowling tomorrow afternoon, but not a match, just the social bowling they do every other Wednesday.

Monday, 24 July 2017

What happened to the sun?

I could not believe it when I woke up, it was so dark, I thought it was winter. The sky has been very grey all morning, however it has not rained as yet.

Bed changed and sheets etc on the line, its almost dry, so need to keep an eye out for it starting to rain.

Monday clean done. I am crackered so will be reading this afternoon. My mop is going to have to be retired, bits keep coming off it, there will be nothing left soon, I will have to source a new one. Its the non slip surface in the bathroom that's the problem. If I could, I would scrub it, but once I get down on my knees I have difficulty getting up again.

DH has retired to bed with a dizzy, his vertigo rearing its head again, he did his exercises but it did not go off, so to bed he went. I hope we are not ramping up to another month like last August, when he was again in hospital for almost the whole month. Not a happy thought.

Sunday, 23 July 2017


Yesterday it was rain, sun rain, today its started off sunny, but black clouds are gathering, I think we may be in for one of the forecasted showers.

We had our usual Sunday breakfast, eventually managed out of bed just after 9am. DB has been in the garden, resiting bean poles etc that the wind had blown about, the beans were listing badly to one side. He then went on to finish the weeding in the herbaceous bed. I need to take a couple of photos so I know what needs a severe haircut in the spring, I also need to move a couple of plants.

No plans to do anything. I did lay out some patches for an ordered bag, but there is not enough contrast so I need to cut up some more fabric. I have been through the fabric I kept and I have a couple of bits, one will make the strap with some squares to go into the bag and the other piece will cut into 5" squares. Must go through and see what lining fabric I can find. I do use poly cotton sometimes for bag lining, I think I have some in the PC crate, will have a look later. Deffo not doing any sewing today!!

Supper is prepared, I sliced the gammon joint cooked yesterday, enough ham for 2 suppers and 2 lots of sandwiches for £2.99, not bad. I also cooked 2 pears that were taking their time to ripen, they are in the fridge we will have them for dessert with some ice cream.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Its raining!!

We had rain overnight, I forgot to fetch the kitchen mat in last night, so it was soaking this morning.

I had a load of washing in, when the weather cleared it went out on the line and dried. the at also dried and is now back down on the floor. DB complained he had cold feet this morning when he came through to put the coffee on.

DB was out staking up tomato's and the beans, the wind had loosened the bean sticks, he then went on to do some more weeding.

I cooked the gammon joint and used the liquor to make lentil soup which we had for lunch, there is enough left for tomorrow. Strange eating soup with the the shining, but it soon changed and is now hissing down again.

I made another zipper bag, thats it for now, I am going to look at stuffed Christmas trees and also a couple of tree wall hangings.

Supper tonight, quiche, salad from the garden and jacket spuds.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Gosh its windy

Sunny but very windy, the trees are going every which way.

Friday clean done, I managed to wash the kitchen floor at last, pleased about that.

I went round to the craft group and took the three bags, I also gave E her bag, she was delighted with it. Measured the lady who wants a messenger type bag, I think I have figured out how to make it......

After lunch I started to make this......

Back on zipper bags again, it took me ages to remember how to do them and put the lining in!!

DB was out in the garden this morning cutting the grass, he has also started on the weeds in the herbaceous border again. The white lilies in the pot have started to come out, the others had died off so a new lily in the house for a week or so.

Fish, chips and peas for supper. DB forgot his yogurt at lunchtime so he will have that for dessert. I am trying to keep off too many desserts, so will sit and watch him eat his yogurt!!