Simmer Dim

Photos of Simmer Dim, completed but not yet blocked.

It is a pretty thing. I wish that my camera were capturing the colour better, though.

I shall block the shawl soon, I hope – because I do want to be using this.

I have the new slow cooker in action again today. On Saturday I christened it with a lamb curry. Yesterday I made Carrot and Ginger soup, today I have a Chicken Broth bubbling away, and tomorrow I plan a chilli con carne. I hope to make a real impact on the electricity meter readings but mostly I would like to free up some time so that I can get out and about in the mornings to take some exercise and use my camera a little. There is much for me to learn, especially in the matter of discipline in preparation and planning.

Books have been purchased!

I have not had time to read any of them yet, but I have just placed them by the bedside so that I can dip into them from time to time. Until I get my reading done, I am winging it. Yesterday’s soup was fine but today I am a little concerned about my broth mix as I failed to soak it in readiness  last night. The fallback position is Scampi and oven chips 🙂

Spinning is here tomorrow, but I am excused Cake. Hurrah!

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

It has been bugging me

It has been bugging me

Come for a nature walk in the French countryside with me and Nell – I apologise for the image-intensive post. … Continue readingIt has been bugging me

Recent movements of the: Two Snails

On yer bike!

On yer bike!

We have invested in a pair of folding bikes that can be carried in nessa’s luggage space.… Continue reading On yer bike!

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Van Nessa : Her Leak

Home from Melle, we set about cleaning the van in preparation for going out again. At the moment we are hoping to go out for at least one night every week in continuing efforts to break the cats in (or down!) Mr Snail was cleaning the bathroom. Although we haven’t used the shower we had… Continue reading Van Nessa : Her Leak