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Showing posts with label blackberries. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blackberries. Show all posts

Wednesday 7 August 2019

The Vultures Are Circling...

Children learn more from what you are than what you teach - W.E.B Dubois
Welcome to my Hump of the Week🐪
A nice tea in bed with a warm hug↓
I gave hubby a nice wet 💋 before he left the house.
I have things to do this morning...
Out in the fresh air..↓
 It's getting warmer↓
  New sunglasses on↓

I got the newspaper,
Filled up Sexy Beast .
Next stop another visit to the Man's Cave↓
  I said to the Sale's Assistant who served me:
"I went to school with  your mum!".
(she blushed,and went to get my order)
When she came back, 
I said,"I stalk your mum on FB."
She said,"My mum is on holiday."
I replied, "A nice break away from this town does wonders for the soul!" 
My nice items↓
 Quick look at the newspaper before I get out of Sexy Beast. 
 The temperature is going up↗↗
I sorted out the back garden.
All the cabbages had been ate by caterpillers...
The remaining cabbages were put in the composter.
The washing machine went on 3 times.
Making full use of the sunshine.
All the washing went on the line.
Just keeping a eye on the weather.
I picked some blackberries out in the front garden, and picked the rhubarb that was growing in the back garden.
 Hopefully I will have a second batch of rhubarb later↓
 Early lunch↓
 I had some nice post↓
 After I came back from work,
The Rhubarb,Blackberry, Lemon & Ginger pie was put in the oven.
After our main meal,
It wa ready to eat↓
 After I watched Law and Order,
Off to work I go with some great music↓
I had a phone call from my younger brother.
Moaning on the keepsafe being broken by my Dad's carers for the second time. He wanted me and the prodical brother to pay towards another one!
I laughed.
My response was:
"He, and the prodical brother earn loads more money than me, when I earn the same as them , then I will put money in the pot."
He didn't like that reply.
Further on with the conversation,
"My younger brother is having my dad's Rover SD1 car that is in the garage, while prodical brother had now been given my dad's BMW!!!"
Feels like the vultures are circling... 
I was glad to get home!
Prodical brother was stopping over at my dads for the night, so we didn't need to go over!
After I had my sleep tea...
It was nice to enjoy Hump Day!


Sunday 9 September 2018

Don't Flick It, Lick It, Or Kick It!

We snuck in another lie-in....
😉 🛏
 Coffee in bed...
Marmite on toast
 Finally gets up.
Puts all the washing on the line.
Now for a little trip...
 to the near by lake..
 Off to pick some blackberries..
 Good job the box wasn't ticking!
 There were loads of wild mushrooms growing. My oldest son remembered the saying from First School...
"Don't Flick It, Lick It, Or Kick It!"

 Oh dear hubby has attracted some sticky plants...
 The stream is a bit low..
 The Stats from our little walk around the lake:
1.75 miles
1 hour and 15 minutes
6354 steps....
Drops off our Blackberries.
Now off to:  
 As my favourite butter, I use for baking is on offer at the moment..
 Gets loads of reduced items
Now for the most important item
 Coffee time!↑↑
 Back home to dark clouds..
 Nice read about some lovely Waitrose recipes and nicely priced sandwich to eat too.
Our kids get their things ready for school tomorrow...
I make sure I have enough good CD's to listen & sing along to in my Sexy Beast for the working week.....

Thursday 3 September 2015

More Fruit Than Nut

I have had my own Great British Bake Off in my own kitchen.
First up I made a chocolate sponge with Kenny the Kenwood.
Next I made some lemon shortbread.
Now to attack a bag of bramley apples.
I defrosted a 2lb of blackberries,
Out came the jam pan.
2lb of apples, 2lb of blackberries, sugar and lemon juice....
2 hours later,
4 jars full of apple and blackberry jam!
Decorated the chocolate cake with left over Quality Street chocolates...
Just to remind hubby how many years that ball and chain has been attached to his ankle!