24 August 2010

Getting there

Still trying to get ready for the craft fair. It is a bit like Christmas at the moment with things arriving every couple of days.

Instead of using "normal" baskets, I am using these lovely little trugs. I think that they look lovely.

22 August 2010

Domestic Chores

I am in danger of becoming horribly domesticated.

There is a glut of plums and cooking apples on Mum's trees, and I have taken to jam making.
The jars with the blue lids are apple and plum and the red lids are plum. I have a fridge full of apples and a bowl of cooking apples I am trying to decide what to do with. I have so far tried only the plum jam and it is very nice indeed, if I say so myself.

Do you think there is any therapy for this kind of thing?

20 August 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I am busy wrapping soap for the upcoming craft fair. I like the way it looks.

I still have a lot to do, but I am getting there.

15 August 2010


Yesterday, I received a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers to cheer me up. They have brought a smile to my face, and are just the sort of thing that Taz would have loved to nibble.

12 August 2010


Yesterday, my lovely, funny, gentle, and rather silly teddy bear of a cat, Taz, died. He was 11 and had gone from being a terribly scrawny kitten to a chunky boy who loved nothing more than a cuddle, or having his tummy tickled.

I miss him taking over the bed leaving me perched on the edge, I miss him shouting at me for food and I will miss him crawling under the duvet and lying against my stomach next winter.

The other three watched him die, and are really stressed and clingy as a result. They have hardly eaten this evening, and there is nothing I can do to make them feel better.