|Harvested Corn Flower Seeds. I will want them in my new garden:)|
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Saturday, 7 October 2017
|My newly decorated bedroom complete with my beloved Grandmas furniture x|
Monday, 25 September 2017
Friday, 22 September 2017
We live in a maisonette, which is basically a house that has been split into 2 flats, we live in the upstairs and we have a neighbour downstairs. We have lived here for 7 years and have given it a lot of love in that time, it needed it! But knowing we will soon be putting it on the market has given us the much needed push to do the last few cosmetic jobs before we can finally say it's finished- and move on to the next one!
Last Monday my Dad drove up from Dorset and hung some new doors for us, fitted our new shower door, replaced a light fitting, fitted a blind and did a bit of tile repair for us.
Now we just have to do some decorating to freshen up 2 of the rooms and the porch and we're ready to go on the market!
So excited about this next chapter in our lives! If the weather stays fit this weekend I will hopefully get to paint the decking and I MUST get to the allotment which has been severely neglected the past few weeks.
On the craft side I am crocheting a hat and have been making gluten free crackers from buckwheat flour which is delicious.
Will check in again soon!
Sunday, 3 September 2017
|Breakfast pancakes for Dh|
|All the extra walking before and after work means I get to see some great sunrises and sunsets. Yesterday I saw 4 deer first thing having a nibble on the hedgerows :)|
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
|My Current Book Bought Second Hand Is Absolutely Fascinating.|
Thursday, 17 August 2017
|Forging for blackberries and apples that will be made into jam. We got a jar to take home with us :)|
|The Explosion Museum|
Monday, 14 August 2017
|On Satirday I cycled to the allotment, did some work then went for a country cycle. This path was really long and I had to cycle into really strong wind the whole way!|
|The first of the runner beans from the plot. I cut my finger using my runner bean slicer :( I blanched them and popped them in the freezer.|
|Lovely looking elderberries I saw on my walk I went on Sunday|
|This meal is made mostly from allotment produce including beetroot, peas, courgette and spring onion.|
|I walked to a local cafe and had this lovely lunch. It was made with local produce and decorated with edible flowers. It was really cheap too and I sat for an hour and read with a coffee before walking back in the sunshine :)|
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
It's been a couple of months since I came off Facebook and I thought people might be interested in how it was going seeing as it is such a big thing these days and practically EVERYONE seems to be on it.
Well, I am still off it and have no plans to go back on. The only thing I might do is go and download all the photos on there so I can print them off and keep them- yes, actual hard copies of photos! So few people seem to do that these days. I miss them!
The main thing I've noticed since coming off Facebook is firstly, how little I missed it after only about 3 days and secondly, how much nicer it is to stay in contact with people. What I mean by that is that the real friends I have are messenging me through text, email or Wattsapp and we have an actual conversation. Not just a 'like' here and there as we skip through our 'newsfeed' but actual conversations that are engaging and meaningful. Friends are sending me photos they are posting on FB, as they know I won't see them, and we have a chat about them and catch up. They make a real effort and I do the same. Since I came off FB one of my friends had sent me 2 lovely cards thanking me for my support to her during a difficult time. We were always close but chat almost every night now I'm off FB.
The thing I wonder is 'do I miss seeing what 'not close' friends are doing?'. A bit, maybe. But not enough at the moment to go back on. I think because most people only put the good things they get up to on FB, it can give you a distorted view of other people's lives. With true friends you know not only of the good bits that they put on FB but you will be aware of all of the struggles and hard times they go through too as it is likely you will be supporting them through it. If all you really know about someone is what they put on FB then, maybe the view you see of their life, can be misleading.
I know FB is a great way for some people to keep in touch, and for people, not like me (!) who can go on it occasionally and enjoy it for what it is, it's great. But, as DH was saying today. What would the world be like if, for one month, the internet was just turned off. What if we all went back to the 80's for a month, not that long ago when you think about it. No social media, no internet, no Instragram or Twitter, no YouTube or email. Back to letters, phone calls, postcards(!), posted newsletters and 4 channels on the tele. No digital radio, Kindles, CD players, smart phones, mp3 players or DVD players. What would everyone do instead of looking at their phones all the time?!
I am definately going to be thinking more about the technology we let into our lives. I don't believe modern is always better and I think it's easy to get sucked in to modern life. It's not easy to stay on a more traditional path as, with everyone on social media etc, you can feel like you're left out if you're not 'staying current' or on a friends Facebook Chat Group or Forum.
So, I am going to make the effort to reach out to all my friends on FB (there arnt many!). I have 5 friends I regularly Wattsapp message and would consider very good friends. I am going to go back on FB tonight and let everyone know I'm coming off FB (in case they hadnt noticed) and give people my mobile number if they don't have it, and let them know they can message me or write to me and let me know they want to keep in touch and we can message or write snail mail. If people don't want to then that's fine, I'm happy to let things move on. If they do, great! It will hopefully be a good way to get properly back in touch with people. I feel maybe I shouldn't ask people to be the first one to make the effort to message me but I don't have everyone's contact numbers so I will need people to message me so I can contact them back.
I hope by doing this I will be able to have a more personal relationship with people In may have lost touch with apart from through Facebook. I realise I'm rambling now, I hope I haven't offended anyone with my Facebook post. It's just my thoughts. Nighty night.
Monday, 7 August 2017
|It's not going to win any awards but it was made with love and actually tasted really good :)|
Saturday, 5 August 2017
|We got caught in a downpour!|
Friday, 4 August 2017
1 Pack Organic Amisa Crispbreads
50 Earl Grey teabags
2 x 450ml Organic Coconut Oil
1 x Organic Date Syrup
2 boxes Organic Sun dried tomato oatcakes.
4 Doves Farm Apricot and Chia Bars
4 Doves Farm Banana and hemp bars
4 Cashew and peanut bars
2 x 250g Finn Rye Crackers
2 x 500g Green Lentils
1 x Mayonnaise
2 x GF Sourdough loaves
1 x Organic Almond Butter 170g
1 x Orgran Coco O's (a treat for dh!)
3 x Rawbite Peanut Bars
2 packs GF rolls
2 loaves GF bread with amaranth
1 x Sharpham Park Organic Bran Flakes
2 x Muesli 450g
40 Organic Tea Bags
1kg Pumpkin Seeds
Thursday, 3 August 2017
All being well we will move from a maisonette to an actual house of our very own with a proper garden!!
|One of the beautiful views that Dh took on a recent trip to Wales|
Wednesday, 2 August 2017
|Yes, I did have a little slurp or two before I remebered to take the photo!|
|The book I got out the library.|
Monday, 31 July 2017
|"Went To Dartmoor Prison Museum, very interesting"|
|At it's time of closing Shepton Prison held people given 'life' sentences.|
|Shepton was known as a 'working' prison. This meant most of the inmates when not doing educational courses worked in part of the prison doing things like packing for retail outlets.|