Saturday 16 September 2017

Mixed days

Spring has finally arrived here, although we did have some windy days at the beginning. I've dusted off the blog for Spring cleaning to start posting again. A lot has happened of late, although not much has changed.

I haven't been keeping track of the no spend challenge as there were a couple of weeks when I fell off the no spend wagon. I was mostly good and didn't spend too much but there was a little bit of 'comfort spending'.

With Spring around I decided I would try and finish my crazy quilt I've been working on for ages and ages, there's still plenty of embroidery to be done on it. I think it reflects the state of my life at the moment. 

I've been down to the kitchen garden 'lottie as much as I can be. I have harvest a few things from the plot, baby spinach leaves, and a row of baby beets. There's still cabbages and tomatoes growing and some carrots and radishes but I don't think they will do too well as the soil isn't that great so I might get some wonky looking carrots. 

The main new thing I've been doing is following the wartime rations from world war 2 during the 1940's. The meals have been very frugal, like this Oslo meal meant for lunch.

In other news, sadly, I had to give up Hilda and Lillian the chickens. Lillian turned out to be a rooster! Oh well, you live and learn, they both went to good homes. Lillian is now called Lee, which is hysterically funny as Lillian ( my grandmother and dad's mum) son is called Lee; he is dad's older brother. So funny. Hopefully one day I will be able to get more chickens. This time I know what to look out for to make sure I get Hens! 

I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. Oh dear, Shiralee...Lillian was a rooster! I wouldn't know what to look for either. LOL! Glad that nasty wind has gone.

  2. So sorry you had to give up the chickens. I know you enjoyed them so much. Hopefully next time will go better. Love the crazy quilt! As for wartime rations - it looks like something I should eat more of and less sweets!
    Many blessings!