We treated ourselves to a Chinese for tea, the place we use does massive portions so we just get one meal between the two of us. This is all that was left, we don't like them but they always put them in for free and the chickens eat them.
Needed some potatoes so decided to dig some up. Enough here easily for two or three weeks, and that was just four of the plants dug up, another sixteen to go. They are a fab size, last year most of them were tiny.
|home grown potatoes|
Not had the older two over for weeks, they have both been very busy doing their own thing. But Bob decided this week he wanted to come and stay. Think I saw them long enough to feed them and that was about it. They were both out playing in the evening and Bob decided to read books in the morning, did not want to pay games or anything, but that was their choice.
|Fifi and Bob on their way home|
Chocolate Brownies made from a recipe I saw on instagram. They are very delicious. I made mine in a rectangular tin rather than individual biscuits and cut it into squares to serve. You can see the recipe on Lucy's blog bakeplaysmile . I used vitalite rather than butter and had a bag of mixed nuts that had almonds and hazlenuts as well as peanuts and after about ten minutes squashed the top down with a fork to break the crust and allow them to finish cooking.
This week has been about car hunting. Last time we bought a new car, over six years ago there was a lot of small independent garages locally and most of the big ones had cheaper cars as well sadly this all seems to have changed and finding a smaller cheaper to run car locally is proving a bit more difficult than we had imagined.
Any way took a run to a few localish ones but only had one half suitable but we are just going to bide our time till the right thing comes along. Any was as we were out we just decided to pick up some geocaches and take a walk along the beach.
While we were in Kilwinning just round the corner from the abbey we decided to have a look.
Went to pick up a cache that had just been put out locally and took a wander through the park while I was there. Was taking pictures of bees on flowers and managed to get this one just as it took off.
|a bee in flight|
We found this in the garden earlier in the week, neither of the children would touch it but were both fascinated by it. It is totally dehydrated and its head and body are flat.