Today started with a trip to our favourite “local” butcher (actually a 25 minute drive away), to stock up the freezer – a whole loin of pork, 5kg of chicken fillets and 2kg of lean minced beef. When we buy in bulk like this we get prices and[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: O – Owl     I’ve been waiting to share this for a while. I came across this crochet pattern a little while ago whilst I was searching for a pattern for something else, and thought it would be brilliant for my mother-in-law, who collects[…]

I’m sorry – it’s another allotment based one, but it’s making me very happy! There’s a story behind today’s picture. Seven months ago, our allotment had a different tenant. When he took it on, it had weeds that were waist high. He spent five months working on it –[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: N – Northern     We took an allotment on one of local sites called “Northern View”.  We’ve been on the waiting list for about 8 months. We got 179 sq metres and the rent is about £32 a year!       This is[…]

An easy one today … When my commission statement for Barefoot Books was published last week,  I decided to treat myself to some new boots, since it was the best statement I’ve had in 18 months!  Today, those new boots arrived …. Of course, being DMs, I’m well[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: M – Moogly     If you read this blog regularly, you’ll know that I am taking part in the 2014 Moogly Afghan CAL (Crochet ALong). I’m a bit behind, because I should be working on square 7 and I only finished square 6 last[…]