Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Sunday, 5 September 2021
When we had our allotment we bought some slug pellets to get rid of the slugs and snails but after witnessing them dying from eating these I vowed never to use them again, therefore my little garden is a haven for slugs and snails.
It doesn't bother me as during the day they hide themselves away and never get in my way.
I plant flowers that the slugs and snails do not eat and so the garden isn't bothered either.
But, as you probably know, I put out food for the foxes each night and after they have taken all they want, out come the slugs and snails to finish up the crumbs.
The result is that I have a silver path.
This doesn't bother me either as it is dry by morning and hoses off easily, but it doesn't look nice I must admit.
So, I thought I would foil the little bu****s and put the fox food in the alleyway that runs behind the house.
I just had to laugh this morning when I opened the back gate and saw that they had all decided to squeeze under the gate and out into the alley to get to the food.
I am now thinking that they must be able to smell as otherwise how did they know it was there?
So, tonight I'm going to put it the other side of the gate and see if there's a silver trail going the other way in the morning.
I've just looked up about slugs and apparently they have an amazing sense of smell, well who would have thought it.
If that's the case, I bet the snails were hopping mad as they couldn't get under the gate, LOL
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
This year we bought another new fan for the Summer as the old one was getting a bit noisy.
It was still working fine so rather than throw it away I took it to one of the big communal bins by the side of the road and left it in front with a note on for someone else to get some use out of it.
As I went around the bin to put it down, there in front of me was a bread maker that someone had left with the same idea as me.
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
It's not easy this life is it?
Just as you think you've got it covered another ball hits you in the face.
As you know Tom suffers from Lung Disease through no fault of his own. He has never smoked or worked with anything that could have given him this disease but I am sure that taking a certain drug for over 20 years is the cause, indeed I'm sure of it having found evidence online from the FDA that this drug causes IPF.
This drug, RAMIPRIL, is still being dished out to people to this day but the medical profession will never admit that some of the drugs out there cause more harm that good.
Add to that the recent heart attack, we are taking each day as it comes and some days are more challenging than others.
It's worse than hard to watch the person you love and have been with for 60 years struggling for breath and unable to do even the simplest task anymore but there is no choice and so we both get on with it.
If my posts are sporadic I hope you will understand that I am up and down but I am feeling a bit more positive today as is obvious by me posting this.
On a brighter note, I've got the crochet out again and am on the 10th square of my upstairs throw, the one I'm doing in my own yarn and colours. The downstairs one made with the kit is a little more advanced and I'll take some pics later.
Friday, 20 August 2021
I have not been posting recently as things are not easy here.
Tom decided to add to his woes by having a heart attack last Friday.
He was carted off and we honestly thought he would not be coming back but as usual he bounced back (well not so much bounced as limped) but he's back home with another stent in his heart and on the mend.
On the plus side, my Grand daughter came up to see us the other day and she is learning to crochet.
I gave her some yarn and a bag of ready made squares that I had in the cupboard.
Made herself a little sun top.
I'm so proud of her and pleased that someone will carry on the crafting in our family as my daughter isn't the least bit interested in yarn or fabric etc.
Monday, 26 July 2021
My second experiment with powdered eggs has been a hit.
I know that many people have reservations on using them after talk of what they were like in the last war.
So far I can vouch that they are brilliant.
Saturday, 24 July 2021
This morning I gave the powdered eggs their first try out by making Scotch Pancakes.
They were a success and tasted no different to making them with whole eggs.
1 Tablespoon of dried egg to 3 Tablespoons of water = 1 whole egg.
I used a simple recipe of
25gms caster sugar
1 reconstituted egg
milk to mix
The mixture should be like thick cream.
Hot pan, wait for bubbles and then turn over.
Friday, 23 July 2021
Thursday, 22 July 2021
We're not early risers here so when the bell went at 7.45 this morning we were not best pleased.
But when I saw what the parcel man had delivered I was over the moon.
I had not expected this to arrive so soon.
A bag stuffed full of wonderful wool in all the colours of the rainbow for my crochet throw.
That's enough to keep me happy for a while. lol