Busy weekends, crochet, step stools, greenhouse, and war

What a busy weekend this has been. I went into hyperdrive on Saturday and accomplished a huge number of jobs which felt good. I started the day packaging things for the post office and writing a letter. Then I dropped some used carbon dioxide cylinders off at the corner store to return to the manufacturer… Continue reading Busy weekends, crochet, step stools, greenhouse, and war

A cucumber in Scotland in November

Yesterday I picked all these tomatoes at my allotment and even discovered a cucumber! This must be a first for Aberdeen: a cucumber in November. I thought my cucumber plant had died but it's a bit of jungle in the glasshouse and I didn't notice this cucumber until yesterday. I picked all the green tomatoes… Continue reading A cucumber in Scotland in November

Scones, tomatoes, fires, and pain relief

I woke up this morning excited to start my day. As Ben would say, "Don't worry, you'll get over it", I'm sure I will. I got up and made some vegan scones with a Scottish twist by adding oats. I love oats and they're so good for you. The scones are delicious and the perfect… Continue reading Scones, tomatoes, fires, and pain relief

Inside my greenhouse

It's a lovely drizzly day today. I cycled to Newton Dee thinking I'd have the bike path all to myself but there were lots of people there - dog walkers, cyclists, and joggers. I love it when it's overcast and I don't have to squint. Squinting is annoying because it gives me wrinkles and somehow… Continue reading Inside my greenhouse

Turkey neck and gardening

I'm trying to reduce the amount of sugar I eat, partly for health reasons and partly for vanity. I'm starting to notice the wrinkles more and more and - dare I admit it, a turkey neck! - and sugar ages you. I'll never be able to give up chocolate but sugar sneaks into things that don't… Continue reading Turkey neck and gardening

My latest obsession

I have a tendency to get a bit obsessed about things like cycling, crochet, playgrounds etc .... but my latest obsession is gardening. I have always loved gardening but right now I have really fallen off the wagon. This is partly because spring has arrived and also because the garden at our new house is worthy of Aberdeen's garden… Continue reading My latest obsession