We knew we had to pick blackcurrants today as a lot of them are very ripe and have pulled the branches of the bushes to the ground. So we picked a whole jam pan full then it started to rain. And rain. And rain.
Luckily it was the mens' final at Wimbledon between Andy Roddick and Roger Federer. I wanted Roger to win and beat Sampras's record of 14 Grand Slam titles and Jim wanted Andy to win. I won. Pity we didn't bet on it. It was a 5 setter, not the best final in the world and in the end it became a bit of a 'last man standing' as they were both so tired. Sampras had flown in from the USA to watch the match and saw his record tumble. Roddick looked shell shocked. Just as it was hotting up in the last game, we had a storm and lost the satellite signal. Can you believe it? Luckily it didn't stay off for long, so we only missed a couple of points.
I took this photo of Buster 'in' his bed (sort of). How can he sleep like that?
Look at all that dust. That's from the builders and I haven't washed the floor this weekend as it'll only be just as bad on Monday. I might give it a quick go tomorrow.
Jim washed and cooked the blackcurrants then strained them through our muslin home made jelly bag ready to make the blackcurrant jelly tomorrow. We always let it drip overnight.
Lovely jelly, fantastic blackcurranty smells.
BlackJack and Towels
I dyed my towels navy blue and they were on the table. BlackJack came in absolutely soaking, looking like a punk cat and sat next to them:
The towels are actually navy blue now but the flash wiped out the colour and I couldn't correct it on photoshop. Poor soggy BlackJack.
We had lasagna with home grown lettuce and rocket and other salad for dinner. Lovely. Followed by a muller yogurt. I've just eaten half a bar of chocolate. Bad girl.
If the weather's good tomorrow we'll be picking more blackcurrants as we've promised Joe the builder some on Monday and might make some to sell at the next car boot. We've both been computing tonight and it's been really quiet. I must make some more ATCs for the ABC group.
Paying it Forward
Oh, Bea received the parcel I sent her as the 'pay it forward' game she played with me. This is what I sent her:
This is the front. Can you see it says 'BEA' on the red bow at the bottom?
And this is the back. They never really photograph well, this is a 'purse' (in American) or a Clutch Bag in English!! It is all woven using re-cycled materials such as vegetable netting, leather from a belt, wool, found items, bubble wrap. Old t-shirts, all sorts really. Do click on them to enlarge. Bea likes it and I'm so pleased.
Enough for tonight, I'm tired and off to bed.