Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

We set off bright and early this morning to drive 300 miles back home. It wasn’t a bad trip at all, we didn’t stop much, just wanted to get home. First thing I did, after picking up the mountain of post on the mat, was check the greenhouse. All looked...

Back in Kendall for the day

First of all, we went to a power station yesterday. It was amazing, there was almost nothing to see from the outside. They had, literally, hollowed out the mountain, Ben Cruachan, and put all the machinery inside and built a dam in a basin on the top of the mountain....

Going to Jail in Inveraray

Portsonachan is very peaceful and lovely, but we wanted to have a look around at something today, so we went off to Inveraray. We had a look around the Jail there and learned all about jails in the 19th century. It is a great attraction, and if you are ever up there,...

Portsonachan

What a lot I have seen today. We drove up from Kendal to Portsonachan. On the way I saw thousands of sheep and miles and miles of lovely old dry stone walling all set in the most glorious rolling fells. Very dramatic. We are now at the hotel set right on the banks of...

A Day in Kendal

Had a really lovely day today in Kendal. Yesterday, I had an email from Cumbrian radio to say they were talking about thrifty meals all this week, and would I come on and talk about it. So at 10:30 this morning, that is what I did. They are doing a feature all week on...

Halfway to Scotland

It’s funny isn’t it, how tiring sitting down all day can be. We left at 9am, broke the journey a couple of times to stretch our legs and walk around for a bit, and arrived here in Kendall about 5pm. I have been sitting down all day and I’m really...

A walk round the garden

We are due to drive up to Kendall tomorrow, on our way to Scotland, so I have been wandering around the garden reviewing things. The radishes I planted in a large box in the greenhouse are coming along nicely, and will probably be at their best when we are away...

Quilts, Extension and Scotland

Got on really well with the quilt today. I planned to lay it out on the kitchen floor where there is just enough room so I could stick the layers together with temporary sticking spray. I got it all ready, cleared everything out of the way, swept and washed it and...

Quilts, Speakers, Pancakes and Noodles

Well, where did those last three days go – whoosh. Finished the Live Below The Line on Monday which was an interesting few days. Some lovely people have donated to ActionAid. Thank you. Then on Tuesday, I spent the day in Bexhill with DD2. We did some prep for...

LBLUK 2014 – Day 3

Obsessing about my remaining vegetables today. Weighed them three times in the morning! There don’t seem to be enough left. The plan says there are, but I sort of don’t believe it. There are 3 little pots of tomato from the tin in the fridge too, but it...

LBLUK 2014, another alternative basket, from Aldi again

And here is another suggestion for a basket from Aldi, I’m on a roll now 😉 Cost £4.67, you could use the remaining 33p for flavourings of your choice. A little oil, salt and pepper, garlic maybe Oats 75p Spaghetti 23p Jam 29p 1kg carrots 59p 1kg onions 59p Soft...
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