Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Country Style!

I was going to get all serious today and write about how I can't believe anyone could be unconcerned about climate change these days (especially people with children/grandchildren) and the speed at which we are using up the earth's resources.  So, I started to think about what to say and realised that once I started, it would be difficult to know where to stop!  I'm also not very good at expressing myself, even though I'm clear in my own mind what my views and purpose are, and don't want to nag or preach to anyone.  I've decided, therefore, that the thing to do is to continue as I am, following my conscience, doing what I can, and hope it rubs off a little on those I come into contact with.  Most people would rather not be reminded of the global environmental situation because they then feel guilty about what they could be doing and would rather continue as they are and push it to the back of their minds!!

(It's surprising how much you can write, just to say what you're not going to write about :-)

Now back to what you'd normally expect from me - A weekend round-up!

I didn't realise the carrots in the garden were ready to eat until OH brought in this huge bowl of produce on Sunday!  Shame I bought some from the supermarket on Friday!!  Carrots with dinner for the rest of the week then?  That's the last of the lettuce though for a little while (OH is going to plant some more).  Every year I plan to pickle lots of beetroot but I like them so much they don't make it into a jar! I used  to microwave them but try not to use the microwave too much and now boil them on the hob (they take the same amount of time and I also find it less messy).

 On Saturday I went with DD and her 2 dogs to a village fete where her OH was manning a stand from the Community Farm where he works.  We were too late to enter the dogs in the dog show but they had plenty of attention from other fete goers, particularly one little girl who pestered played with them for what seemed like a couple of hours.  Dogs had to be kept on leads so the first time she threw a twig for them I nearly had my arm yanked out of its socket! DD and her OH were laughing as they envisaged me being dragged through the wet grass by the lead.  Despite the frequent showers, there were many visitors and we managed to enjoy tea and cake in the refreshment tent and take a stroll around the stalls. 

No, I didn't make a scrumptious batch of Welsh Cakes and leave them near the open window to cool!  I bought the cakes and this book at the fete.  When I picked the book up, I thought it looked familiar but, on flicking through it, I didn't recognise any of the pictures.  However, I should have because I found a copy of the exact same book on the shelf at home!!  If anyone would like a copy of this book (UK only, sorry) let me know in the comments and I'll mail it to you.   Book taken, thanks Ali.

Bye for now
Teresa x


Anonymous said...

Oooh look at all that lovely veg! I think you should make a scrummy carrot cake - any excuse... I love beetroot too, so delicious - I like to make beetroot chutney, but like you, I eat it before I have enough to bother getting the chutney going.

Would love the book! And would send you something fabric-y in return (I am not above bribery).

wayside wanderer said...

That is too funny that you bought the same book. I think I would do the same thing, though. The fades.

I like the mental image of your family laughing at you while you are getting dragged by the doggie. My doggie frequently does that.

Hope you have a great week!