Another dry week here in the far reaches of Norfolk. Although the wind has been blustery and the nights cold things are moving forward at last.
The green house is now full of plants.
Friday night's Gardeners World "tips for the week" said to take off the greenhouse bubble wrap insulation. That same night we had a slight frost - so we will ignore that advice for a week or so here!
I will try to take a photo of the poly tunnel today. It is all prepared and my husband has been upgrading the water system in the hopes of cutting the time taken irrigating this summer.
On the odd wet half day we have had I have escaped to the sewing cabin to quilt - up and down. I tried some fancy design in the middle but it was too big, being a double bed size, to handle so I went for straight(ish) rows.
The walking foot worked well once I had invested in proper quilting thread (40 count). This was expensive in the local shop and puts the overall cost of the quilt up to £30. Main problem was the small opening between needle and machine side and I can see why serious quilters go for the specialist machines. It was great spending time relaxing with Radio 4 for company - I listened to information on inheritance tax changes, a walk round central London tracing the history of tea importation, a walk in Northumberland with Claire Balding, obituaries of great people who have died recently like Maya Angelou and Colin Dexter, couple of good plays and some episodes from books. I really must revisit Great Expectations!
I was just working up to a "big shop" and planning a new Spring menu when my husband put his head round the door and asked me not to spend more than £50 before the end of the week as he had transferred spare monies into the savings account but had forgotten to allow for a bill. Savings? Starving here! Never mind treats and fresh menus it was back to the basics. I managed to harvest some things from the garden to supplement things most days.
After Xmas expenses it is time to find some cheap and filling meals. Reading another blog I was inspired to retry a soup I did in Novembe...
Frugal in Essex is always recommending using this on her blog so I have made an effort to re enter the site and have another go at playing w...
Everyone seems to be in same boat trying to save money this month. I updated our accounts this week and got a shock to find buying the Fuel ...
I have completed the quilt. Thanks partly to the F1 and motorcycling grand prix schedules which has kept the husband enthralled and I have ...