My mood, last week, turned rather like the weather…….stormy and dark! Having calmed down a bit now I explain why……but first, a couple of jobs in the kitchen.
Grab a cuppa and join me for some cosy time with books and chat. Today I’m talking about a book on corn doll making plus Anne Meredith’s ‘Portrait of a Murderer’ and Fiona Davison’s ‘An Almost Impossible Thing’.
Another rainy day sees me pined at home getting on with myriad jobs. It’s a typical day in the life of a frugal girl during which many of the jobs are about prepping for winter……..always for the least money possible (even better if I can do things for no money).
With some rather inclement weather moving in I race to rescue some of my harvests.
The worst state my garden has ever been in……..so why am I still cheerful? And how will I put it right?
The weather has finally turned autumnal so on a rainy day what better than having a sit and natter. It’s a real mixed bag today; Madonna is in the news and on my CD player, some memories of Swanage and a moment on my trip home which I forgot to mention…….some uses for old wedding dresses and, good grief, part three (!) of the bra saga! Grab a cuppa and your craft project and join me for a chat.
Today I’m all about beans! Based on frequently asked questions over the years I’ll be explaining how I tackle: harvesting, processing, storing and cooking my beans…….both frozen (demi-sec) and dried.
Phew….just in from harvesting, all hot and sweaty….and full of excitement for my next adventure. But, first, addressing some questions and concerns raised recently about my house move. Health care, rent or sell, out of season visit etc………and the big one of gardening/allotmenteering in the future.
With a heavy heart it’s time to leave Swanage in Dorset. I’ve done a lot of looking around and research while I’ve been here to see if my needs can be met if I were to move here……is this a town I can live in? Can I give up my city life and move the the country? The process is slow and ongoing….but I think I’m getting closer to a decision…… Oh, but I forget to mention in the video….there is a GP surgery in the town (on the flat bit!) and a hospital at Poole (a bus ride away) for my future needs with knees etc….
Today is all about the best thing about Dorset……..the beaches. It’s the day when I will fulfil my sister’s last wishes……and hear her daring me to get back in the sea for a swim! It isn’t goodbye……rather ‘hello’ in the future……it truly was a most perfect day.