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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Life as we know it

Well as Miss Spot has told you - I have indeed "done a notice" !! - and much relieved I am too, I can tell you! I have agreed to finish the three months, but also said that I would accept a week's notice from them in the meantime if they find someone else, or just don't have enough for me to do - well you gotta hope haven't you?!!!

Today I got home from work and tackled a few veg patch necessaries! - I've trimmed all the leaves off my tomato plant as it's had fruit on it for ages now, but they're not turning ripe 'cos they're not getting enough sun. I hope with the demise of the leaves that a few more rays will penetrate and I'll get some lovely ruby red tomms! - My courgettes are all but finished now - I never weigh my veg but I reckon I've had in excess of 25 fruits, and they're just beginning to get a bit soft before they ripen, so one plant has been taken up to give the other one more room, but I don't really expect much more in the way of "quality" from it!!!! The runner beans are also pretty much finished, but I've had loads and I did plant them really early this year. The onions were pulled up by MrNoo earlier in the week, they were a little small, but there is still so much rain that we decided it was as well to get them up on a good dry day, all the leaves had bent over a good few weeks ago so I doubt they'd have done much more. - They've been hung in the shed, so I'm hoping the resident mice don't fancy them! The carrots are amazing - I have a huge crop and they are so tasty. Definitely one of the season's successes. And the squash is doing well. The one in the photo the other day has turned golden, and there is definitely one more which is going to be a great one! - I can't quite find the others in amongst all the foliage, so who knows - but I do love a good surprise!

Unfortunately we haven't got out for a walk "again" today as it started raining as soon as I'd stopped for a cup of tea from the gardening. I'm sure it's a plan that whenever I'm in work the weather is OK, and the minute I leave (or shortly thereafter) the heaven's open! Still, no work at all tomorrow so we will go out whatever the weather!!!!

I got a great deal on good old ebay last week. 18 patterns for £12 incl. p&p. I haven't sewn anything since I was at school (and that was excruciatingly slow and painful - and it was only a flippin' apron) but I really fancy having a go, and thought if I had a few patterns and some fabric knocking around then one wet weekend I could make myself something! - Well it might happen!

I haven't managed to take a decent photo of the Muskat cardigan yet, but I will soon. It doesn't look quite how I wanted. It's a bit wider than I had anticipated, but it's one of those things that you could never judge as you were knitting it, cos it's all in one piece. It's very pretty, I had just envisaged it being a little "slimmer"!!!! - But a photo soon, when mrNoo has 5 mins!

Right, Spot wants her dinner, and I'm being hassled by her big brown begging eyes!


  1. Sounds like the veg has done really well, especially considering the rubbish weather!

    I have a sewing macine and patterns but it's currently a case of 'ne'er the twain shall meet'!!! Lol! I shall be looking to you to insire me ;)

  2. Sounds like a good crop and we are due some sun next week, so hopefully the toms will ripen. If not, make green tomatoe chutney - delicious!

    By some strange coincidence, I had the sewing machine out today. Not to make clothes though. One ill fated skirt at sewing nightclass (oh yes, there's a class) and I've hidden from making clothes ever since. Might have to give it another go though, but in the privacy of my own home :)

  3. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can have your walk. We've been threatened with only 7C tonight...I thought it was supposed to be Summer! Sounds like you've had a good crop of veg especially as the weather has been so weird this year. if your tomatoes don't ripen stick them in a drawer or box with a ripe banana.
    I don't think I've had my sewing machine out for a few years...I love that yellow dress in the top left hand corner..just wish I had the figure to go with it!
    Stay well

  4. My courgette plants did nothing, zilch, zero! Not one measly little courgette, I am gob smacked, how am I going to make all the chutney??? I must admit its pretty cold here at the mo!!!

  5. well done on the sewing front, i planned to get back into it but after a couple of disastrous nappy wraps that will fit your DN when he's about 10 it's gone a bit quiet in that department! Liam really hacked at his toms hardly any foliage left and they're doing well so don't be afraid to be harsh! he's got quite a few and they are tasty... also don't forget if you pick them to wrap them in paper to ripen. don't ask me how i know that!! sis xxxxx

  6. Anonymous5:14 pm

    Always ready and willing to give sewing lessons, maybe we could have a sewing circle with you and your Sis. Can you make a circle with three, well we did used to to sing happy birthday in the hall before school, didn't we.

  7. Look at all those patterns! I only had toms this year in the garden and they are rubbish.


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