June 2016

An Interesting Week

A Lego anchor

I’ve not written anything on my blog for sometime. Motivation or lack of it has been key. I find it a hassle to get my old laptop out, wait an age whilst it loads, wait again whilst it sorts its self out. So as an experiment I’m writing this on my tablet. Just posted a review from my tablet which I’m relatively happy with. So onwards with my blogging, happier days. In September when Bob starts school getting the laptop out and sorting my blog out will not be a problem, I can still sit comfortably on the sofa to do the bulk of the work on the tablet and just trying up on the laptop.

Poor Squidge’s elbow

As for what’s been happening since I last posted. Squidge has been doing sports activities at school. Mini oylimpics which meant a coach ride to another school, I’m not sure if she won, lost, or anything else! All I do know is that once back from the mini oylimpics she fell over just outside the school gates. She has a really bad scrape along her elbow. The school cleaned it and put a plaster on. When she got home I needed to change her plaster as it had bleed though. By Friday another plaster change and it was still leaking, not bleeding, and on Sunday another plaster change. It has stopped leaking but still needed covering to prevent infection.

Strawberry plants with a baby shoot

Our strawberry plants have started to fruit, and we have picked our first three fruits another three were very nearly ready, so we can eat them tonight after school. I have already prepared two pots for shoots which hopefully will produce new plants, and it looks like there is a third one nearly ready to pot up. Once roots grow on the shoot, you can cut the plant from the parent plant, and you have more strawberry plants. The only problem is no strawberries from baby plant next year as you need to let them grow. My plan is to grow more plants so I can have a full row of them in tubs along my fence.

On a funny/not funny note, I found a Lego anchor attached to the inside of my washing machine. The sticky out part of the anchor had attached itself to the holes of the drum. So with all the tumbling inside whilst washing it was firmly stuck inside. Five minutes of pulling this way and that it came out. Next time Lego bits go missing or other toys, check washing before it goes into the machine!


nakd Strawberries and Cream – a review


OK, I have been seeing nakd all over the place and decided it was about time I tried them for myself. I picked strawberries and cream as I like strawberries, a simple reason to buy them. Only when I get home and read the ingredients – no strawberries.

So what do they have in them, well the packet says dates, cashews, raisins, rice flour and natural flavourings. Nowhere does it say what the natural flavourings are. It does say they are wheat, dairy and gluten free and that they are one of your five a day.

I suppose you now what to know what they are like! I guessed they where going to be little brown balls as that’s what the packaging showed. They are chewy with a mild nutty texture which I rather liked. You can taste the date but not so much the strawberry flavour. You could easily close your eyes and believe you were eating strawberries and cream sweets.

Over all very nice and will happily buy more of these and would love to try the other varieties.


Laundry Wars


I have a system which makes my life easier. A wonderful laundry bag, it has three separate compartments. One for Whites – which I use for more general light coloured clothes, or I would end up with a basket of socks! The second part is for Darks – which I use as it says! Finally there is one called Coloured – which I use for reds, purples, pinks and oranges. Jeans and Hubbies work clothes go behind as I wash those separately.

Now, I have managed to train both my girls into working out where their dirty washing goes, taken me some time, and occasionally they do get it wrong. But my Hubby hasn’t a clue. I have repeatedly informed him of how it works. But this morning after seeing the bottom of all three parts of the laundry basket, he puts everything in. I’m not happy.

So de decides that jeans go in darks and a greeny/grey t-shirt goes into coloured! All I can say is he did manage to put his work clothes in the correct place.

Luckily my baskets were empty, but I use this time to wash bedding and towels. I don’t have a tumble dryer, never have had one, so I have to use a clothes dryer. I can hang so much on it before it becomes overcrowded. As I didn’t buy it, it’s not my fault!

Why cant my Hubby put dirty washing away daily, like he expects the rest of us to do, and secondly; put clothes into the correct basket?

Courgette and Feta Cheese Frittata


After deciding if my eggs were still edible (they were, with a little help from google and twitter), I decided to make a frittata. This serves one.

Ingredients WP_20160513_11_58_29_Pro

  • 2 Medium eggs
  • 1 courgette, grated
  • a large chunk of feta, broken up
  • garlic
  • oil for frying


  • mix the eggs together
  • add grated courgette and feta
  • fry the garlic in the oil
  • add the eggy mixture, mix up and cook gently until cooked at the bottom and a bit firm on top
  • either flip or place under the grill until cooked.
  • eat once cool enough

Now I didn’t cook the garlic first, and in parts the garlic was still raw, not too bad. If you like raw garlic mix in before cooking! I served this with some un-pickled baby beetroot.


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