Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Monthly Meal Planning - August

Yesterday I shared my monthly grocery haul and today I want to share my August meal plan based on the groceries I purchased for the month.

Monday, 8 August 2016

The 'BIG' once-a-month grocery haul

The meal plan for August is complete and the main food shop is done and dusted. Who cares if we're almost at the end of the first full week of August?  Better late than never I say!

Friday, 6 June 2014

Something to remember ~ Improvising

Something to remember. 
One photo from the week, capturing a moment I want to remember.

When the little ones wanted to play with sand (we don't have any sand), soil made a good alternative.

Linking up with: 
Amanda for {this moment}

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Alphabet project: D is for Demolition

D is for Demolition: This was the site of our village community centre, nursery, primary school and library. When the new building officially opened in April, the process of demolishing the old buildings began.  As we walk to nursery each day, we play spot the difference. It's surprising how much can be taken down in a single day! 

The weather hasn't been in my favour recently. This was the best my camera phone could do, during our recent dull and overcast mornings. :/

 Linking up with the #alphabet project over at Podcast

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

On the needles ~ Early preparations

We've yet to reach the longest day and yet my mind seems to have fast forwarded towards thoughts of Autumn preparations.  

I have plenty of hats - we all have plenty of hats in this house - but last week I realised I don't have a basic, ribbed black hat. Something for every day use, something that can be thrown on and goes with pretty much anything. 

I found this ribbed hat pattern (ravelry link here) which is exactly what I was looking for; a simple, basic, ribbed hat. You might be surprised at how difficult it was to find! I've been picking this up every now and then throughout the week and it currently measures around 9 inches. I have another couple of inches to go before I start the decrease and I imagine it will be finished by the weekend.   

Over the weekend I picked up an ex-library copy of Easy Knits (by Debbie Bliss) I've lost count of the amount of times I've borrowed this book from our local library so I'm so pleased to have my own copy! 

Little Miss has outgrown most of her jumpers, so I thought I'd use up the cream wool I had and make this jumper for her. It was a success when I knitted it for the Master last year, so I'm hoping Little Miss will equally be as much of a fan.  With the back finished, I made a start on the front last night.

Meanwhile, the wavy scarf has grown a few more inches over the past week and I'm still [yes, still!] reading Marian Keyes

Linking up with Frontier Dreams