I slept for 9 hours last night with Ben tucked in at my side, we both woke refreshed and hit the ground running. One quick cup of mint tea and we were off for our first walk of the day.
There was a slight hiccup at the village shop, no power. By the time we were on our way back there were 2 men sorting it all out.
I did some sorting out, putting the last things away, changing the flowers etc I did clean the windows in and out and it didn't rain :-)
I realised that it was Shrove Tuesday and pulled some chilli out of the freezer, pancakes made, filled with chilli and rolled up, into a baking dish and smothered with chilli cheese sauce, 20 minutes in the oven and dinner for 2 greedy peeps or for 3. This was dinner for 2 with salad and leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
It was just as good as it looks and I will not be waiting a year to have it again.
I realised that I never did show you my crochet scarf, well here it is .
I love it and I want a hat now, I am going to be looking round the blogs in search of one. Attica 24 made herself a hat so I will read that post again, I think she mentioned a tutorial, I live in hope.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Ben seems completely back to normal.
2. The weather has been absolutely glorious.
3. The daffodils in my cutting garden are starting to flower.
4. The trees around the village are full of blossom.
5. Marina, my neighbour, is looking very well.
Marina had a car accident a few days ago and wrote her car off. She drove into a water filled pothole and went into a tree. Luckily she was only bruised and shaken, in her words she felt like an olive in a martini! She has another car and is buzzing about again.
I plan a lazy evening, there is a film on the sky box, How to make an American Quilt, and I have some crochet to do. I may have a little chocolate. Tomorrow is the first day of Lent so that will be the last chocolate for 40 days.
I may give something else up as well, I never drink alcohol during Lent so I will have to think hard before the morning.
I found a new blog to follow, thanks to frugal in Bucks, Mandy and her smile, she has had a rough ride from some critics and could do with a vote of confidence, pop over for a visit and say hello.
The blog title is My Thrifty Homemade Challenge. I am a nit wit.
I do not understand these people who read a blog, do not like it but keep on reading and leaving nasty comments. As far as I am concerned this is my blog and I write it as I see fit. I get new followers and I lose some, it happens. You can not please all the people all the time. People change, their interests change, I have dropped some blogs and taken up others, now that I can crochet I am following some that feature crochet. Some I follow because they are quirky, some because they echo my ways, some because they are so different to my ways.
Anyway I need a brew and to get Ben out for a quick walk first. Then it will be feet up, wool out and film on.
I hope you all enjoyed your pancakes.