Good morning, everyone. What a lovely day it was yesterday. It got warmer as the day went on and being out at the allotment in the afternoon was sheer bliss. Today and tomorrow are supposed to be similar - how splendid!
I pretty much got everything done that I'd planned.
I wasn't sure about Hobbycraft - they have started stocking some Christmas craft stuff but, at present, it is mostly children's stuff. I was sorely tempted by some Christmas themed fat quarters but I already have some and would be buying just because I liked the patterns. Let's face it, Christmas fabric has limited use really.
I did get a book of tear-out themed papers, the kind you use for scrap booking, and one ball of a pretty pinky 'ombre' yarn with a metalic thread through it because the ball band had a simple pattern for a shawl and I though it would be useful either in bed or sitting down when it's a little cooler.
Then I walked on to TK Maxx and came out quite disappointed really. There was loads there but nothing much, if you see what I mean.
On the way home I saw the B&M car park had loads of spaces (on a Saturday morning!!!) so I popped in and managed to find some bits and bobs I genuinely needed - or wanted; more baby beets in a jar, some Mayflower Southern Style gravy mix, that sort of thing.
Next to B&M is a newish Aldi so I hopped over there too. There are things that I like to get in Aldi, such as their washing capsules which I was nearly out of, and I also bought a bag of frozen smoked haddock (the very yellow kind!!) so I'm now well off for fish in the freezer.
By the time I got home, the first load of washing was done so that went out, joined an hour later by the second load. That's now all ironed and needs to be put away.
As I said above, it was delightful down the allotment. I dug and weeded and weeded and dug - I always feel I don't get as far as the actual hard work would warrant, but not to worry, I managed to make good inroads into the bed where the corn, runners and potatoes were. The aim is to cover it for the winter apart from a little strip for broad beans but now I am wondering if there's anything that could be grown and be done and finished by the spring.
As always, all ideas gratefully received!
Then I proceeded to fill (well, half fill) two pedal bin bags with goodies. I came home with loads of apples and pears, dwarf french beans, courgettes, tomatoes and three little potatoes that we missed the first time. All most satisfactory and there's still loads more to come.
Today is, I think, easier. I have a nine o'clock swim and then I can chill until just before one when Beth comes round for lunch. I've made a garden and allotment quiche (crustless!) using some of Dad's leeks and our beans, courgettes and tomatoes. In fact it's just come out of the oven and smells wonderful.
After lunch, we're off to guess where and I might take the mower with me as the grass is an utter disgrace to any decent allotment!
Then it is more chill until bedtime. It sounds good, doesn't it?
Have a super Sunday. xx