Saturday, 19 August 2017

Project 365 week 33

Sunday

Bought this small set of drawers for my scissors, stitch unpicker and spare feet for my sewing machine. Fed up with losing them in amongst the bigger items.




Monday

Started sewing some of the squares together to see what they looked like. Using eight inch squares.






Tuesday

DD1 phoned to ask a few things and told me she had a headache. I could hear Minky being his usual noisy self and volunteered to take them out for an hour. Took them to the park and got them soaked to the skin and rather muddy. But took home three children that had had lots of fun and given their mum a break at the same time.





Wednesday

An interesting and informative day on a UNISON conference. I signed up to help with a few promotion days as well as part of a team to spend £100 for a food bank. A prize for the team that comes up with the best basket for the money.

Here is the garden out the back of the conference room. Shame it rained all day.




Thursday

Went to look at a wee dog but she was part Border Collie so made me itch like hell. While I could ignore her and not stroke her to save the itching she would very very likely after a few days trigger off my asthma as well. Back to the drawing board.

Nipped to Wetherspoon for some lunch, have to say sadly disappointed. We ordered well done steak, which in my opinion should have been cooked through with no pink in the middle. This was totally burnt black on the outside, cremated, not well done, and the staff were a bit peeved cos we wanted it replacing. Then we saw another woman getting steak in the same condition ( may well have been ours that we poked with our fingers before sending back) and she sent it back as well.

Went and did some geocaching round  Overtoun House in Dumbarton while we were there anyway.




Friday

We bought this while we were in Dumbarton yesterday.




Saturday

Got a little visitor for a few days Hard to think she will be one on Wednesday. But she has started crawling in the last few weeks since she was last down. DD2 also went back to work this week so she is now settling into nursery.









Saturday, 12 August 2017

Project 365 week 32.

Sunday

Could not be bothered going into the library in my break. The hospital is way to warm. So parked the car in a shady spot and listened to my audio book and did some crocheting.







Monday

Little Lilly had been covered by Tesco pet insurance. It is the type of policy you hope never to need to claim on but as you know we did have to. The company has been first class, from the ease of filling in a claim form, the speed with which it is paid, everything we claimed for was paid quickly and with no quibble. Would highly recommend them and will willingly use them again if and when we get another pet.









Tuesday

Got these out of the loft and washed them just in case another dog comes along.





Wednesday

The car was in for the work needed to pass its MOT. The joys of an older car, costs a lot to pass but could not buy anything with the equivalent money that would not have issues. Better the devil you know.
Also sorted out my house insurance. Is with the same company as my car insurance was. I changed my car insurance last week as after nine years they were too expensive and despite having never claimed they would not match a cheaper rival that was offering the same level of cover. This time they agreed to price match my house insurance. Makes no sense why they would not price match last week, but but saved changing companies again.
We went for a walk along the beach, nothing much of any interest to see but I liked the patterns in the sand.




Thursday

Started this a long while ago, but got waylaid by other things. My first attempts at quilt as you go. Have got another nine matching squares cut out ready to be sewn together. That will wait for another week.










Friday.

As per usual I made some snacks to take to work for the weekend as it is better to make stuff than have to eat the limited choice that I can buy. Some dairy free peanut butter brownies. Did also make pasta and oven cooked veg for my lunch.






Saturday

Bought the picture frame a while back, but we got round to selecting the right photos and getting them printed. This is on the landing half way down our stairs.








Saturday, 5 August 2017

Project 365 week 31

Sunday

Not quite sure why my car got invaded but there had been a baby on the front with this one, as well as others on the roof at the same time.


scrounging vermin




Monday

DD1 was having a clear out of  bedding she no longer uses. Some of it is like new, so it will end up as part of a patch work quilt at some point.

a handy pile of bedding




Tuesday

Took the kids a walk to the library and over to the park. Poor wee Spud tries her best to keep up with the twins, but she stands no chance.

Spud chases after the twins.



Wednesday

A visit to Stirling, followed by a wander round Dunblane Cathedral. Had then planned to go and do some geocaching to nearby Bridge of Allan but rain stopped play. So we headed back to Stirling for something to eat. I decided on a few starters instead of a main course. Made a pleasant change from my usual.

Dunblane Cathedral 







Thursday

Manage to sort out my car insurance, saving nearly 30% of the premium  from my current company for my renewal next week just by doing a comparison. Sorted the breakdown cover and went for a walk with DD1 and the children. I use the term walk quite loosely, more a puddle sploshing session, but we all had fun.


1,2,3,jump


Home for some lunch and then went for a five mile walk with hubby to do some geocaching. Went and did a circular walk of some of the new caches at Eglington Park in Irvine.





Friday

Managed to get bitten while we were out for a walk yesterday. As per usual with me it soon got out of control so I phoned NHS 24 and got an appointment. From me phoning them, to them phoning back, attending my appointment and home again was all achieved in 2 hrs . Not bad going. A week long course of antibiotics and instructions to go back if it gets worse.





Saturday

Yesterday baking. A bog standard sponge with a dairy free chocolate ganache on and decorated. How come the ganache seems to go from runny enough to run off the cake to too set to go on it in what seems like only seconds?  Not the prettiest ;looking but tastes very yummy as per usual.






Week 32: 12 August 2017