I had a really busy weekend. Work started well first thing Saturday and went downhill gradually.
Not enough hours in the day.
Saturday evening was great fun in the cube at The West Beach Caravan park in the village.
The cube is a large white inflatable, think kids bouncy castle without the bouncy floor. It was instead of a marquee with the added bonus you don't get the cold drafts, don't get me wrong it was a cold night down by the beach but once everyone was in and dancing it soon warmed up. There was a couple of bands on so we had some Scottish dancing. This was followed by a charity auction and raffle, I won a Johnstons of Elgin merino wool scarf, which is a beautiful burgundy colour. There was a bar and food, a full hog roast, burgers and proper baked tatties.
What a brilliant evening, lovely local food and drink, great atmosphere and music, what more do you need?
I believe the auction did very well for charity too with lots up for grabs from a side of salmon, plants, wood for the fire, holidays, boat trips, beauty treatments etc...
Yesterday I had our local crop and spent the afternoon chatting, eating cake and crocheting. I managed to get the rest of my hexagons sewn up and started making some more.
Back to today and once my lot were off to school and work I took the dog out for a walk, oh me, oh my it was freezing. Walking along a north facing beach when the wind is coming from the north is certainly all you need to wake you up in the morning. It was the sort of icy cold that slaps you in the face.
Once home and warmed up with a fine cup of tea I set to work in the kitchen. I shall let you into a secret....I hate going food shopping and if I am off and don't want to go, I like to challenge myself making and baking with what I have left in the cupboards, putting the dreaded trip off till another day. Today I have made more Malteser slice, it seems to be a firm favourite with my boys at the moment. I have rustled up a rhubarb crumble for pudding with the rhubarb having been donated from my BFF. Then I got the slow cooker out and have a creamy tarragon chicken cooking away. It should make tea quick and easy but I don't know where the day has gone.
I am working tomorrow and Wednesday, then I'm off down to Edinburgh Thursday for a few days so I can't see me getting much crafting to share this week.
As I have been busy in the kitchen I thought today I would share my green fingered achievements this year so far. I only say this because I normally have no success at all planting seeds but this year I have sweet peas and tomatoes. You probably plant seeds every year but I have always had very little success over the years so consequently normally don't normally bother.
My sweet pea tin was a present from the boys for Mother's day, I love cut sweet peas in the house over the summer months once they're flowering, the smell is lovely.
These are tomato bush plants which I picked up at work, they've been planted late but hopefully in a South facing conservatory they should start and come on quickly.
Lots of chat today and no crafting, hopefully I might remedy that later this evening.
That's all from me today I may not have much to share this week but I will try and pop by with something. Enjoy your week.