|Some of our snowdrops. Alistair informs me that there are 72 in the front garden at the moment|
|Mr Bullfinch. I spotted him and another few on a bush on the derelict railway track near the canal. He is a much darker red in reality.|
|Tulips are such thirsty flowers - and they grow in the vase, amazing!|
|This wee man enjoys life|
|This plants always reminds me of the feelers of an Andorian. I know, geeky.|
|Still one of my favourite quilts, simple and cheerful.|
|I have been working on James' quilt, one block a day keeps the bad mood away 😉|
|Another mood booster: lemon curd pavlova.|
|My Christmas present is finally assembled and on the wall. It makes me very happy.|
The week is ticking along nicely, hope yours is, too. I have not used my camera much lately and I thought I'd better give it a dusting and start using it again. I am suffering from constant hunger this week. Annie has asked to switch our diet to vegan for one week only and has spent a large number of hours planning the menu. It is rich in complex carbohydrates but lower in protein than our usual diet. Maybe my hunger is psychological, who knows. I am trying quite hard to stick to it, I have even enjoyed almond milk in my coffee but if I can be honest, it is foul. I asked for a almond milk cappuccino the other day (I treat myself to a weekly take away coffee) and I was amused to notice that the barista scooped a big spoon full of milk chocolate shavings on top - and then wondered if it would still be vegan. I didn't have the heart to tell her to make another coffee. After all I am only a temporary hobby vegan. I can see some of the problems a vegan might face in their daily quest to avoid all animal products. I am wearing leather birkenstocks just now for example. I am looking forward to an egg mayonnaise sandwich next Monday. The boys of course pay no heed to the vegan directive and happily guzzle milk and sneak slices of salami into their sandwiches. Annie and I share the cooking, which is kind of fun but she is very strict and I am not.
We have parent's night tonight for Sam. I am not looking forward to this much. Sam failed all his mock exams (as expected). He knows of course that he is in trouble and has decided to actually make an effort from now on. Sam did fourth best in one of his mocks but failed to mention he achieved a measly 29%.... just goes to show how pointless these mock exams are.
Anyway, not much to report here, all is reasonably well. Thanks for stopping by xx