Saturday 6 September 2014


It hasn't taken long to get back into old habits again.  Here I am, up stupidly early, writing my blog at four thirty, already awake for an hour with tomatoes, onions and other bits and bobs roasting in the oven preparatory to making a tomato sauce for the freezer.

Yes, the tomatoes have finally started ripening faster and I had a pile of large beef tomatoes and plum tomatoes asking to be used.  When it's all roasted up I will zizz it all in Thermione and then push it through a sieve as the beef tomatoes are a bit green-backy so there will be a few hard bits.  However, I did sort out the blossom end rot and the rest of the tomatoes are free from it.  Crushed egg shells!!
It's smelling rather good at the moment and I will post the recipe if it works OK.

Four days back and we are all surviving!  When super-teacher (and I am not being sarcastic in any way here, she really is) paid me the compliment yesterday of being 'very organised'.  It's early days yet but I was ridiculously pleased!  Whether I stay that way is in the stars!

It's Saturday and I have a day full of stuff.  Shopping, baking, jamming, sweeping, making up a bed for a friend who is coming to stay for five days and, minor detail (!), planning and resource making.  Hopefully, Sunday will be restful and at least there is Doctor Who to look forward to.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Sounds like you have a lovely weekend planned - enjoy. What a lovely compliment paid to you by your super-teacher colleague - very nice. :o)
    Have fun! S. xxxx

  2. I was chuffed. You're up early too! :-)
    J x

  3. Yes - always. :o) Generally between 3am and 4am, sometimes earlier, depending on how much I have to do. It's also the only quiet time when I can get on with work - I love it. :o)
    Hope you're having a lovely day! :o)