Good evening everyone!
I know, you could accuse me of ignoring you for the past few days, but I have not stopped crafting; Promise!
I have also been spending rather a large amount of time in the company of a man called Mr Grey. I am not sure whether you are familiar with the phenomenon that is Christian Grey. I had heard about it through friends and media. Apparently the book is selling faster than Harry Potter. As a huge Potter fan I was really curious to read what all the hype was about, and what could possibly be a better series. So I toddled off to the local book store and bought a copy of the first book.
“Would you like to take advantage of the buy one get one half price offer?” The assistant asked me. I explained that I was only buying the first one as I was curious about what it was all about…..I also wanted to be able to know what friends were talking about. I refused the offer and scurried home with my purchase.
I can honestly say that it took me quite a while to get into the story. There had got to be more than this. Oh there was! I was definitely blushing in parts. So that was why it’s been flying off shelves. What is wrong with a dot dot dot? I found that as I read through the book I was missing certain pages out as the graphic scenes didn’t add to the story at all. The story itself is quite fast moving, I was exhausted by the end of the book, as it was like a whole years relationship taking place in a three week period. It also finished leaving lots of questions about the main character. Do I agree with the hype? Well sort of….but I’ll just read the second book and let you know!
So as far as crafting is concerned I have pootled and pottered and seemed really unfocused over the last two weeks. The rain is still with us; of course it is, it’s Wimbledon fortnight! It has been really humid too. The grass is growing really long, but it is too wet to mow, and we wake in the morning and simply don’t know what to wear. British summer time! Don’t ya just love it!
The above is what the conduit over flow usually looks like at Redmires reservoir. We have had so much rain however that at the moment the over flow looks like this……
In fact the first day I saw this the water was steaming over the top. I just didn’t have my camera with me. The actual reservoir is certainly full to bursting too.
On Thursday ‘blast it’ sort of got my attention. I spent a long time doing household type things. I eventually sat dawn late in the evening and managed to do a few rows. I will get there!
In between the showers I have been popping in and out of the garden. I have still got to take my after photographs so you can see what I have been up to. Unfortunately DH has still not had chance to mow, and the grass is getting really long. Our little organic mowers, The Guinea pigs, have really got their work cut out this year…that’s when we can let them on the grass.
On Friday I decided that I needed to make lots of different meals to use up the contents of the fridge. You know what it is like, food is bought in for the week, and the days are planned. The only problem is making sure that the food is cooked by the use by date. I spent a rainy afternoon cooking coque au vin, lasagna and lamb casserole. The house smelt gorgeous!
Unfortunately with all the delicious smells we still couldn’t decide which one we were going to have for tea!
Saturday brought a little welcome relief from the rain! Hurrah! Boo was at a rally, and so the rest of us and Mr and Mrs H went out for a walk.
No this is not the Lake District…this is our own beautiful rolling hills of Yorkshire. Aren’t they gorgeous!
Cricket…..not sure how much they managed to play as the day turned into a wash out later, but hey ho!
I just love the colours of the country side. The greens with dry stone frames. Fabulous. It’s days like today when I really appreciate where I live. I am so lucky. Good company and gorgeous scenery. What more could any girl ask for?
Sunday and today had a ‘blast it’ focus. I hope to be able to show you my efforts very soon. Who knows it might be worth waiting for.
I am going to be more on the ball this week as far as the blog is concerned too. I need a focus, and I have to admit to missing writing everyday. I really enjoy writing. So my promise is that I will try to blog everyday for the next week.
See you tomorrow.