No overtime so home for something to eat and then a walk with the dog to pick blackberries. A bit disappointing as most of them were either shriveled or turning hairy on the bush but did manage to gather 5lb of them. The plus side was whilst working along the wall looking for more blackberry bushes we found a pear tree. Not a huge crop on it and a lot were out of reach but managed 5lb of them as well. Then went to the big apple tree we know of which is overloaded with fruit and in a few minutes pick 10lb of apples. Hubby wants an apple pie so have told him if he peels them I will make one. I cannot eat apples in any form they are a full blown allergy item for me. The blackberries would be ideal cooked and served with some waffles, a pack of catering waffle mix would make it an easy and interesting dessert.
Bob had an optician appointment at the local hospital so I went down to get the twins out the school taxi and sit with them till mum got back.
Home for a wander round the fishery with hubby and the dog.
Cooked up the berries and most of the pears with three bananas and some sultanas. Have enough fruit now in the freezer to last five or six weeks, cost me less than fifty pence so was a good afternoons picking.
A blow round the fishery this evening. Just beat the rain back home. Great rainbow as we got back to the car.
A very very very windy day, we are right on the coast and were in the middle of the amber warning area. Started off very calm when I woke up but by lunch time it would have blown you off your feet. Died down slightly by 6pm so took the dog round the fishery. Loved the colours in the sky along with the textures and total contrast colour of the murky grey looking water.
Played catch up with lots of housework and then spotted there was a cycle ride happening in the afternoon so phoned to book a place.
Took the dog a walk round the fishery and came back and made hubby two apple pies and a blackberry and pear for myself.
Went and did the cycle ride, hubby walked the dog in Troon while I was cycling. Handed in my volunteer forms to start the process of becoming a volunteer. There had been three people booked in for the cycle ride in the morning but they all dropped out time I got there so was just me again.
Came back had a drink and a snack, popped tea in the oven then took the dog another walk round the fishery. Home for roast chicken tatties and veg, and very nice it was too. But by then I was rather hungry.
Not really sure of these are suppose to be out at this time of year but I love the way they look like they are lit up from inside- well I think they do.
A prescription to pick up so did a walk with the dog round Rozelle park. Nipped in for a pee and have to say I love the artistic walls inside the whole downstairs area.
Fifi was clearing out her room. A few years back she had a subscription to this magazine and while she enjoyed them and got a lot out of them cos each one has hints and tips inside as well as each having different types of pencils/pens/pastels etc that she loved she just could not keep up with the colouring. So during her latest rom clearout she decided to get rid of them. Seems a shame to throw them away so I am going to ask at work to see if my ward would like them for the out patients to use during their visits.Not sure how it goes on infection control. If not I will pop my thinking cap back on about where to send them.They make an interesting read along with the colouring.
This is a collaborative post.