Monday, 16 November 2015

Why I Do Love Mondays!

I get most weekends off except some where I work Saturday mornings.  However, I don't mind working the odd weekend as I love my work hours. On Mondays I finish at 2pm-it's practically a half day! And makes Mondays much less painful- I'm lucky enough to have a job I enjoy so it's not too painful anyway but still, it's nice to start the week by only working a few hours.  . . Sorry if I seem smug. I'm not meaning to but after my last job where I worked every hour of the day it still seems like a treat that needs shouting about that I'm working normal hours! !!!

Anyways, after work today the weather was pretty damp and cloudy but not yet raining so I put on my wellies and went up the allotment to do some weeding.  I've started walking to the allotment recently. It's about 25 minutes each way and walking gives me time to think and I really enjoy it. 

The ground is heavy and hard to work.  I'm closing everything down now for winter. 

When I got in I made some sunflower and sesame crackers and put on dinner of baked sweet potatoes,  sausages and mushrooms. The crackers are very simple to make and are cheap as well even to make organically, as organic sesame and sunflower seeds are fairly cheap for me to buy locally. They only have four ingredients aside from sweet or savoury seasonings.

Dh and I are going for a walk in a bit and I still have the washing up to do. Nighty night.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Weekend On My Own

DH has had a weekend away with his friends this weekend so I have been on my own. He had the car so I've mostly been in the house.  The weather has been blowy with rain on and off but I made sure I got out for a walk yesterday. I did some jobs I've been wanting to do for ages: I cleaned out the pots and pans cupboard.  Some bits I never use any more so have gone in the charity bag. Others were beyond repair and have gone in the bag for Dh to take to metal recycling.  There is so much more room in their now!  I did some other cleaning jobs and reading that I have been wanting to catch up on. I've got some library books I simply must finish! 

Living in an old house (maisonette) we only have single walls.  The outside is in need of some love and now someone new is moving in (the previous owner didn't want to maintain the building and was very difficult to deal with) we are hoping to repair and paint the outside next year- woop! As we have rotten fascias and guttering that is not 100 percent as well as single walls our home is prone to damp.  It was pretty bad when we first moved in 5 years ago and is much better now although it's still a problem during wet winters.  I hope with some tlc to the outside next year the problem will be completely fixed. Anyone else have this problem?  I used to feel very depressed about it but now feel it is just part and part of owning an old home.  

Today, I walked to the allotment,  did an hours work down there then walked back.  At the moment I am roasting some veg including home grown squash with fresh herbs which I will have ready for dh when he gets in in a bit. We will have it with cheese omelette.  Tonight, it will be a game of rummy and a nice walk to catch up.  

I made this draught excluder from some spare linen :)