Sunday, 27 September 2009
Sadly the last (and the bulk) of my crop of tomato plants seem to be getting blight. The ones I picked earlier in the season have ripened beautifully on the windowsill so today I picked all that remained. Last week I was given LOADS of fresh chillis, some damsons and I scrumped some pears off a tree at school! What to do with all this? Well a few days ago I made High Dumpsie Dearie Jam (pear, apple and damson) and today I made tomato and chilli jam and damson vodka! Mmmmm! Next will be green tomato and chilli chutney.
Now when I go back to school on Tuesday I think there are still more pears on the tree so I think I might help myself to a few more as I have seen a recipe for pear and lemon jam...
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
This is my entry about procrastinating... well I don't really. If I want to do something enough then I usually manage to squeeze it into my ram-jam packed schedule! My friends know how busy my days are, shuffling 4 children and all their clubs, plus 4 hens, 2 dogs, a geriatric cat and a husband who works shifts!
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
I just want to say a HUGE thank you to all you luverly people who have been following me in this project! It has really encouraged me to try to craft and blog daily and thus have a bit of "me" time every day!
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Missed a day again...but I do have an excuse...my "baby" twins were 11 today...so last night I was up late wrapping and making cards etc! Last minute as usual!
So on to this page...this was meant to be about you, well me; myself!! Not something I really like to think about but I took a look at me and how I am right now. I happened to be wearing a new jumper (purple) had a new handbag (purple) and was also wearing a brooch made by a friend (purple). So I think purple is my "new" colour! Then I decided to research the phrase "purple patch" and sure enough it means " a patch of excellence". Whilst I would never describe my work as excellence, I am quite chuffed that in my hectic, child-filled typical life-of-a-Mum I am managing to complete this project on time...mostly! So I felt that really fitted. I did add a few more purple things...a flower again creeping through from next door..(why are her flowers soooo much better than mine...and so keen to show off in MY garden???) and some seasonal backberries! My page of purpleness then...
Sunday, 20 September 2009
Friday, 18 September 2009
The lesson for today was to focus on something positive that is around the corner. I love work..but I do like the weekends better. Well unless they are manic which they all seem to be at the moment!! Still I always get this little lift on the countdown to the weekend! And I decided to do it in "sleeps" like the children in my class do!
I visited Lesley's blog and her Art Journal inspired me to doodle a little on this one....
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Thoughts today were on HOW we have been learning throughout this month. Very simply...I have just taken a few more minutes each day to think, look about, photograph and then scrap. So this page was a good excuse to use those pics I have taken but that haven't yet made it to album pages!
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
This is the halfway point in the project. So we were asked to reflect on our thoughts so far. As well as the lovely rose photo from yesterday I took this one of some tomatoes we have been growing. They have taken forever to ripen but I felt that, a bit like completing this project, they will be worth all the work put into them! And yes this is one HUGE tomato...not a macro shot!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Monday, 14 September 2009
Over the weekend we were thinking about what things make the 2 days of the weekend different to the 5 of the week. Often on a Sunday, after we have all eaten out Sunday roast, we start watching clips on YouTube and end up laughing hysterically. This weekend it was Victoria Wood songs...go look here and you will se what made us laugh soooo much!
Sunday, 13 September 2009
My friends will tell you that I am not good at keeping in touch. I would like to say that it is because I lead a busy life but actually I don't really think that is a good enough reason. In this day and age with texting, forums, facebook and the phone, keeping in touch just couldn't be easier. So I am really going to try to be a better friend, even if it is just by sending a text or quick e-mail...
So this evening we re-designed the chores list...a chore in itself!
Friday, 11 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
So our brief today was to think about that thing you really should have learnt by now but that still frustrates you. Well I HATE the way that when women get together to organise stuff it seems to take forever. We have to chat through every eventuality, every permutation and sometimes I just WISH we could say "this is how it will be". The lesson I need to learn is that despite all the pontificating (great word that!) I should have faith that it will be done! (But I still wish we could get there quicker!!!) By the way we were planning our Celebration Party for 100 years of Guiding!