Well, after the sunshine comes the rain and it certainly did. It's poured for the past 2 days so it's been inside stuff. We did saw some wood yesterday for Stanley but that was about it for working outside. I am trying to make a wall hanging, so have spent the rain time doing that. It's a new venture for me and I've had help from my sister in Australia and Bea at Doginthehole. I'm not thrilled with it so far but hopefully will be by the time it's finished. I want to make some more ATCs, I'm missing doing them.
I have taken the curtains in our kitchen diner down and washed and ironed them. They get filthy with the smoke from Stanley, as do the poles, so they'll have a wash too. Today I also did the rest of the ironing. How virtuous am I?
Marmalade and Mango Chutney
Jim has had a productive 2 days. Yesterday he made marmalade and today, for the first time, he's made some mango chutney! It tastes delicious and in a little while we're going to have some cheese and biscuits with the chutney, to try it out properly!
The Marmalade and one of the black tulips
My desk had disappeared under piles of material, boxes, little pots of findings and cottons, pins, needles, you name it, it was there somewhere. So today I attacked it and now at least I can find some of my stuff.
I had a lovely email from one of my friends from the NatWest Bank today. We used to work together in Bakewell and as we are both Southerners, had quite a bit in common, mainly that we couldn't understand half the customers!! We used to look at each other blankly sometimes. Nikki would whisper (about one of the customers) 'What's he saying' and I'd reply, 'I don't know'. It was great fun! Nikki left but we've kept in touch. Would you believe she has just discovered my blog and has read it all the way through! How mad is that. Dedication I think the word is. She made lots of compliments about my photographs, which left me smiling.
I've also discovered an old friend on Facebook. We used to be together in a drama Group called the High Tor Players and we always had the after show parties at Brenda' s huge house. It's such a great tool for finding people from the past. She has also made wonderful comments about my photography.
If you want to leave a comment, Nikki, you can you know! I think you have to register with Yahoo or google or some such.
Fun and Games
After dinner yesterday evening, I decided to straddle Jim on the settee. Calm down, everyone, we were both fully dressed. We were messing about 'play fighting', when Buster decided he wanted to join in too. We ended up a giggling heap of arms, legs and a very wet tongue!! I laughed until I hurt!
Sorry, no garden photos to admire today, so here's one of Jim and me soon after we'd first met. Here is the Bakewell Tart under the Bakewell Tart sign!! In Bakewell.