Saturday, 18 June 2016


Good morning and welcome to a dull, boring early morning here in Essex.  I had better cheer up as today it is the school fair and Kitty Stitches has a stall.  Fingers crossed, eh?

Yesterday we did have some sun and we did have some rain, both beautifully timed for me.  I managed to get two loads of washing dried and got the last load in just before the rain started.  So then I didn't have to water the tubs!  Couldn't be better.
Unfortunately, the rain started just in time for the end of school!  It always does that.

Yesterday was just an 'ordinary' day.  You know the kind - no big adventures, just lots of little joyful things one after the other.  Picking strawberries - and eating some of them.  Tying up the little tomato plants.  Talking to the tayberry and telling how well it is now doing.  Receiving a new toy from the postman and playing with it.

Yes, the spiraliser arrived and it's pretty easy to use really.  I tried each blade on a carrot and ate the shredded results with enjoyment.  I think this is something I will use.

Today will be busy.  The school fair will start at 12:00 and go on until 2:00.  Everything is more or less ready to pile into the car when Beth gets here and we know it only takes half an hour or so to set it all up.  I'm hoping I will be able to watch the infant dance from the point of view of a bystander and I have bought raffle tickets!  Can't do more to support really.

After that, the rest of the day will be quieter, I hope.

Today's food:
B:  oat bran galette with blueberries, strawberries and natural yogurt
Pre fair snack:  apple
Post fair lunch:  smoked salmon pate, oatcakes, crudites, maybe a peach
Dinner:  cottage pie with sweet potato topping, carrots, water melon


  1. Hello there lady! Hope your fair was a success! I've gardened and changed things! Still a bit left to do tomorrow but I'd had enough after nearly six hours!! So had the HG! I'm all fresh out the bath n sweeter smelling now! Just the new air bed to make up for Miss 22's arrival later and Hoover round downstairs ready for present opening! Tomorrow we will go watch her race! I need a three day weekend!

  2. It was, thanks, we were both really pleased.
    Six hours of gardening would finish me off totally - good for you and have a lovely rest-of-weekend!
    J x