Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Harvesting and Cooking......

I went out this morning on this very blustery day to walk Woody dog and the local bramble bushes are laden with blackberries already. Its a bit early, but I'm not going to miss these. Luckily I had a spare bag in my pocket, so picked these. I've washed and frozen them , as I don't have enough jars to make jam at the moment and I want to pick some more yet.
These are our own home grown tomato's. They're tumblers and were grown in hanging baskets outside the front door.
I put our toms with the ones that were in the Veg box and made a pasta sauce this afternoon. I will freeze this down and use for a quick pasta dinner or in Lasagna. Thanks GTM for inspiring me to make some.
I've also got a loaf in the bread maker at the moment, and its smelling good. x

An Award......

Yesterday I received this lovely award from Daisie. Thanks Daisie I'm so chuffed.

The Rules:-

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received the award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs nominated

Well all I'm going to say is that all the following blogs are daily reads which I love. They inspire me make me laugh and contemplate life, so ladies I give you this award. Sarah, Chrissy, Natalie, GTM, Mrs L, Kim , Sarah and Leanne.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Artemis Gathering

Had a fantastic time at the Artemis Gathering at the weekend, despite the appalling weather. Friday wasn't too bad, Saturday was wet and Sunday was windy. But I'm starting to become a hardened camper so I managed. The highlight of the camp for me was listening to Damh the Bard sing live. There was such a fantastic atmosphere and everybody joined in. My favourites have to be Pagan Ways and Green and Grey.
The Dolmen played later that evening and were also really good. Lots of covers done that we could all sing along too. As they were playing the Tribe of Kismet were belly dancing, and I must say was quite impressed.
The wolfs trust also attended so took a snap of this cutie. A few of us and our faces painted and I took my friends little girl to get hers done to. Here she proudly presents her butterfly, which of course had to match her crown and her poncho!

There were a few shops and stalls there. I had my tarot cards read, which was interesting and loved the talk given by the Wise Woman, she really knew her stuff. ZizzyFay clothing had a stall and Izzy's clothes are gorgeous, just e-mailed her to see if she can make me a top, as she only had small people sizes on her stall.

Wicca Woman were there, and they cater for the larger pagan girl, at last! So I did buy myself a lovely maroon velvet hooded top.

The Wicca Goddess which was fantastic didn't burn unfortunately, due to the fact she was absolutely drenched. There are some photos of her and the fire dancers on my friends camera, so will pop some on here when I get a copy.

Also bumped into a couple of fellow Stonewylde forumers which was lovely, we all wore our t-shirts to spread the word about these fantastic books.

So had a great weekend, but glad to be home to get some sleep.

Monday, 4 August 2008

A lovely Weekend......

Had a lovely weekend. Spent Saturday just pottering around the house in an old t-shirt and jogging bottoms and no make up, bliss. Made another batch of lemon curd and a banana loaf. Put all the ingredients in the tin, then realised I'd forgotten the sugar. So had to scrape it all back out add sugar re-mix and put back in the tin. Turned out OK though. Half's gone already Hubby likes cake!
Sunday I went to meet Yarrow (from Oakmoon) , who I talk to on a forum we belong too. She kindly had a breadmaker she was giving me, so went to pick it up and spent ages nattering, tea drinking and eating cake. Also went to have a look at her field with veg patch and her lovely horses. Had a great day, and we got on really well. Already talking about a Glastonbury trip. It's always nice to make new friends, and we have mutual friends and didn't even realise it. Small World.

Got to work for three hours today, then need to go shopping and to buy a head torch for my camping trip on Friday. Loads of housework to do and lots of craft staff to sort out. Theres definitely an autumn feel in the air this morning. May need an extra quilt a camp!