Monday, 26 September 2011

All my troubles seemed so far away…

Yesterday was a strange day, it felt like I did nothing, but actually did something.

For one hour I peeled and cored cooking apples for stewing:

Of which I then made some into crumble, our version as two of my family members don’t like pastry, we use porridge oats.  It was enjoyed warm with a smidgeon of vanilla ice cream.  How do you have yours?

 

Then we went and cleared our sloe bush of berries for a dear darling friend who isn’t able to find any in the vicinity of where she lives, so our berries are now winging their way to her.  Whilst we were outside I came across a plant/weed growing in the garden and I have no idea what it is, so before it comes out of the ground (dogs and children and poisonous plants don’t mix) I took some photos that I thought I would post here so that maybe someone of a more horticultural nature would be able to identify for me.

Any kind of help would be jolly jolly useful.

 

As you saw from a previous post I photographed about a million* books and put them up for sale (big thing).

We also picked up a ‘couple of bags’ of crafty things from Freecycle, the couple of bags turned out to be 3 bags stuffed full of lots of crafty bits for kids, some of which were brand new, candle making, hair accessories etc... and even a portable cd/mp3 player, so now Gracie is in her element!!  In fact I did something to her hair last night after bath, no it isn’t the best, but that

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took me long enough!  Only to be told this afternoon after school that she has told some of her friends that they could come round and I would do theirs too.  The thing is one of her friends has hair down to her bottom, it made my arms ache enough doing Gracie’s!

 

I will leave you with a photo of Gracie looking ‘moody’ in our orchard**.

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*I don’t even have one million books, but it felt like that many. **We only have an apple and crab apple tree, not sure this constitutes an actual orchard.