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Archive for August, 2010

It has to be scrappy….

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

I finally managed to sit down today to make a start on the binding of the Whirligig quilt. I had spent a couple of days pulling my stash out to try to find the perfect fabric for the binding. I have a propensity to only buy small cuts of fabric (a meter costs HOW MUCH?), […]

A glut of blackberries…

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

What with all the rain we’ve been having, my vegetable garden has more or less been devastated by slugs. The one thing that has survived – and in colossal quantities – are the blackberries. I’m always amazed by the zillions of kilos my one blackberry bush produces – and this year is no exception. In […]

Am I a 1950’s housewife?

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Recently I’ve been reading Colin Beavan’s book ‘No Impact Man’. It’s about his attempts to live for a year without impacting on the environment. It’s really rather good and last night even made me go onto Amazon and various other sites to delete my shopping basket contents. (And anything that stops me from making late […]

The Aga Saga

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

or….the way to an English girl’s heart…. or….what crazy foreigners do in Switzerland to totally convince the Swiss that they are off their heads… This (along with my children) is my pride and joy! A two door electric Aga, nine years old, British racing green, weight 900kg, well-used…One of the few possessions without which I […]

A week of getting nothing done.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

This week I have the whole family home. It’s the last week of vacation and the weather has been very so-so, but it is now picking up a bit and the weekend should at least be nice. In retrospect I think I must have been a little deluded, but I seriously came back from the […]