Last week was Little Kimbles' Graduation, it was a truly lovely day and I did have to hold back the tears of joy, so happy, so proud, where have all of those years gone?
She gets her curly hair from her dad - mine is boringly straight!
Next up was her birthday and I was able to produce a Victoria Sandwich with my own butter cream AND JAM for once. Yes I have had a dabble into jam making - I expect you are all experts, but I have always wanted to try but never had the equipment so last month I treated myself to a Maslin Pan and had a go.
I made Plum jam - first lot a little too runny - setting point not quite reached but perfect for drizzling on Ice cream. Second lot much better and then I went on to make Apricot Jam and finally Strawberry Jam, oh and I also got a tin of those Marmalade oranges you get from Lakeland and made Marmalade too!
I think hubby thinks I have gone a bit doo lally every time he comes into the kitchen I am making more Jam!!
Next on the list is Chutney because I have quite a few Green Tomatoes and loads of Apples
I have been snatching some photos of the garden before the Autumn really sets in and there is still a lot of colour out there......not to mention wildlife, or should I say.....Pondlife!
This little fella was basking in the September sunshine on a lilypad in our little pond. I love to see frogs in the pond and we didn't have any for a few years, but now we are obviously in favour again!
This flower had its head straining for the last rays of the sun.
A friend bought me these lovely Sunflowers and I had to take a photo of them in the early morning sun for you - I love Sunflowers.
Now my attention is focused on Youngest Kimbles, he is heading off Uni in London - one finishes, another one starts! So we have lots of packing on the go and sorting of "stuff", I think he is looking forward to it - time will tell. I have also had my Sister in Law to stay this week for her birthday - she can't get around much so it was nice to have her to stay and make a Birthday Fuss of her. In between all of this I have managed a little crochet but not much - I have nearly finished my glittery shawl and I am hoping to finish it this weekend BECAUSE Mr K and I are off to Jersey tomorrow morning (flight at 6.15am - what WAS he thinking of!!!!!) as he has some work over there so we decided to make a long weekend of it. So that means that while he is working on Saturday I will have the day to myself - can that really be true? - A Day To Myself!!! Yipee!!!! I have a book to read and some crochet to do - I am going to take the Jan Eaton Squares book because I have promised to make square No 5 for Mrs Twins and SIBOL , please pick a square to do for her if you haven't already. Of course I shall go for a walk, maybe some retail therapy, but there will be plenty of time to explore the rest of the weekend when hubby is free. A friend did suggest I stay in bed all day read, crochet and get room service - not sure I could do that, but it is tempting!!
So glad to fill you in with my goings on, a hundred times over!
Speak soon xx