The soup is made for lunch, a batch of chocolate brownies is cooling, as is a dish of sage and onion stuffing, and a tray of soft white rolls is proving ready to bake. The washing is on the line. I appear to have two moments to myself.
Yes, it has been a while. I apologise.
We are back at home and have been so for a week now. In that time I have completely failed to catch up with my blogging, though we have now managed to get up to speed on Dr Who, at least 🙂
I have also been having fun in the kitchen and it is wonderful to have my four ovens at my disposal once more.
Whilst we were away from home there was little to report here and most of my effort went into the Two Snails project, together with its offshoot of Rumbletums but both remain very much behind. It has been a combination of being busy (doing not very much of interest to others), being without electricity and being without an Internet signal for much of our time.
Anyway, my conscience has been pricked (thank you, Mac) and here I am – but be warned, life is very dull just now and consists mainly of laundry, DIY, laundry, tidying, laundry and de-cluttering… oh, and further laundry.
Here follows a brief update of my personal progress during our trip:
Knitting: none done, at all, no… just about six rows of a sock represents my entire 7 months.
Reading: none done
Studying: dropped out when we changed vans and it became apparent that I had no space in which to work.
Photography: nothing startling but I do have hundreds of images in need of reviewing. Moving them from the lappie to the PC is proving to be a challenge.
Fitness and diet: well, totally failed to lose any weight at all whilst I was away, let alone reach my three stone target! I do believe that I am somewhat fitter than when I left but battling the aches and pains has been very hard work indeed and I was sad not to get the daily long walks that I had imagined. At one point I was unable to walk even a mile but I seem to have improved considerably since then and our last walk on the Scottish mainland was a seven-miler, which I managed with the minimum of moaning and just the one sit-down.
I’ll be back but not until I have something to show or tell. You may find me at Two Snails telling all about our journey home – just as soon as I find the time.
Spinach soup for lunch, with freshly-baked soft white rolls. Chocolate Brownies for afternoon coffee time then Roast Pork and Stuffing sandwiches for tea, using the rest of the rolls. See, I am not being entirely idle! It’s Makkin’ & Yakkin’ this pm and I will take my camera out with me when I walk over to Lady. I shall need to unearth my knitting – what remains of the knitting that I took away with me is in a cardboard box mailed home before we set off in March. It’s somewhere. I know not where.