Hasn’t it turned cold!!!! Brrr…. There have been a couple of frosts here on windyhill. Thankfully, it’s been bright in the days and my little friend and I have been out and about all over the place making the most of the sharp, sunny days. Cold days like this deserve hearty food and today I used up a load of m’s tomatoes with a nice jaimie oliver soup recipe. Yum! We had a lovely morning at newstead abbey yesterday, the home of the late and rather strange Lord Byron and extremely ancient, pre- reformation abbey ruins. There are so many gardens there for b to discover and a lovely safe environment for her to run around in and let off some steam. We have had dry pants all week and she is extremely good at communicating her desire to go to the loo now, so although I keep a set of spare clothes in my bag, as of yet, they’ve not been used. Wow! I’m so proud of her. Many people wondered if she was too young at 18 months to potty train but I knew she could do it. She was making it very clear to me before hand that she was ready and her verbal skills and understanding is really advanced for her age so I’m really pleased I gave it a go and that I didn’t give up on the day that I felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall!!! I’m intrigued to learn that babies in third world countries are trained by the age of 1, and I was talking to a fellow mum in my library who knew of a baby trained at 8 months!!!! My goodness!!!! That’s incredible! Anyhow…
We’ve been enjoying a variety of baked apple puddings this week and m came home with a load of pears for us which we’ve been merrily munching our way through.
And I learned a very good tip for removing that waxy coating on shop bought fruit. Warm water and white vinegar in the sink for ten minutes. Excellent!
Poor m…. I think I have finished making Autumn garlands now, after playing with Autumn crocheted leaves all week. The result is a lovely cheerful….
Garland for our French doors.
I will put the pattern on for this larger leaf as I ended up devising one as I just couldn’t find a suitable one on the net.
They are tacked on to some ribbon and I’m very happy with their Autumn colours and cheerfulness.
After much hard work on m’s part…
Things are finally coming together upstairs. This is the new en-suite he has built us. He has made this unit himself and there will be a nice little cupboard underneath soon.
What a clever fellow he is!
I’ll be glad to see the back of all this lot though…
And a new carpet has gone down in the bedroom too, much to b’s dismay as it made a wonderful horsey in the living room! Night xxxxx