Hi I am Jo…wife, lover, best friend and soulmate to Keith. Lover of all things to do with nature and the canals. I am passionate about the Waterways and its history.
I hope you will join me in my rambles and do please comment – I love to hear from and meet new people in blogland!
Friday, 17 August 2018
Well here we are at the bank end of another week and another week closer to Christmas. Yes I know I have mentioned the C word early. I only mention it because yesterday I saw Christmas cards in the British Heart Foundation charity shop and went WHAT. Oh come on really it is bloomin August. At this rate Christmas cards will be on sale all year round.
I personally think that nothing to do with Christmas should be available until December 1st. It is getting ridiculous. It is all about money, which means Christmas is way to commercialised in again my opinion. STOP IT and STOP IT NOW.
Ok rant over.
So how has your day been?
I would really love to hear. Mine has been a day of doing the laundry, painting and crochet.
I will not bore you with a photograph of my laundry, that will most definitely get you turning off, but you maybe interested in how the rust spot painting is coming along.
Whilst I got on with the painting, Keith went and did the food shopping using his bus pass to get him to Aldi. On his return, it was time to put the food away and then knock up some lunch. We are still having salads and so I try to make them different everyday. Today we had our salad with cooked rice and peppers. I also did homemade coleslaw. I used to buy coleslaw because it was easier, we actually like my homemade coleslaw better and I can add what I like. I sometimes add Raisins and Walnuts, these both go really well with the cabbage, carrot and onion all mixed together with mayonnaise.
After a busy morning, it was time to sit down and do some crochet. I cannot get on with my blanket of many colours, because I need more coloured wool to complete it, so I decided to make a Lemon and White baby blanket. This will keep my hand in whilst I wait to get some coloured wool. I have also decided with any donated wool I am given, I am going to make blankets for the dog charity.
Paddy came to us when he was 11 months old, he is going to be 15 years old in January. He came from the Border Collie Trust in Rugeley and has given us years of absolute joy and laughter and so I am going to give something back to the trust by making them some crochet dogs blankets, which maybe the dogs can take with them to their forever home. All I need now is the wool :-)
What a sad day it was yesterday with the sad death of Aretha Franklin. A true legend with the voice of an angel. RIP Aretha.
Well folks that is my contribution for today.
Pop back soon xx