My complete lack of blogging for about a week has probably left some of you wondering if I am OK. I am absolutely fine but have busy with other facets of my life.
Last weekend my mother spent the weekend with us. Whilst this is not unusual, we had a weekend full of activity although it was limited somewhat by the heavy rain (190mm or almost 8 inches) on Friday and Saturday. We managed to dodge the worst of the rain when we went to the local Agricultural Show. There was dairy cattle judging to see, poultry breeds to check out, gorgeous alpacas and one of my favourites – the wood-chopping events. We spent a lot of time viewing the various fine arts and crafts and also the produce section.
The washing doesn’t end just because it rains for a few days but it does become a more challenging task. Hanging it on an airer in front of the fire meant that I just put a few things in the dryers for a short time to finish them off.
I cooked and prepared food for meals on the weekend and also for future meals and snacks. Cooking from scratch really does give you an appreciation for the food you eat when you know the time and effort that has gone into the preparation. I made pastry (and a steak and kidney bean pie), Lemon Delicious, pasta (to freeze) , orange and poppyseed muffins and pumpkin scones. The Duke squeezed a bucketful of oranges from the tree and made bread.
There was plenty of time for relaxation, too. We played several games of Scrabble and learned lots of new words in the process.
Then it was back to work on Monday and for the last couple of days I have been staying with Belle and help to look after Miss O and Izz before and after daycare while Belle has done some extra work.
I will be home tomorrow and get back into blogging in earnest. Thank you for staying around – there will be some interesting posts and photos coming up.
What has your week been like?