Sunday, 20 July 2014

Day 67 - Slow News Sunday

We've spent today pottering so I've not got much in the way of interesting tales to impart.

So three positives for today to keep it simple:-

Man has done some running repairs and a deep clean to the chook pen, dug over the ground (and filled in the craters she's dug!) and replenished the sandy floor ready for our new arrival on Tuesday :)

I've managed to dry three loads of washing on the line and the washing pile is now down to just one brimming laundry basket full.

I rescued three large lavender plants (including 2 white lavenders) from Aldi yesterday for the princely sum of £1.49 each.  These are actually not in bad nick and will fill the large planter by the back door.  Boom! (as they say.. erm... somewhere!).

p.s.  Scone debacle #327
I made scones today.  Using packet mix.  They STILL came out like biscuits.  I give up with the bliddy things!  I am sulking.  I must be the only person in the universe who can't make them!


  1. Sounds like a very productive day! Well done with the bargain plants, a little TLC and they will give you years of sweet smelling lavender flowers . Scones need delicate handling and no rolling, I just very gently press my scone mix tigether and cut out euth a metal ring, dont get milk on the dides of unbaked scones just in the very tops as it seals the edges and stops them rising. I would still rather have a homemade biscuity one than a bought one full of baking powder that grabs your tongue when you try to eat it! Have a lovely week x

  2. If you roll them out to a thickness of one inch that should help.


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