Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A New Month.


This was the veiw from my front gate this morning, just after 6.00am. Now it is quite noisy with all the morning chorus. The cicada beetles are all screaming their heads off. They make an awful din. But you get used to it. ( just as-well ).

Yesterday I spent a lovely time swimming in a warm sea with Jude. We have not had a chance to do this much this last month. I caught a bit sun and my face has been a bit red looking. After our nice beach experience we took ourselves off to do some grocery shopping and managed to spend our money.

Last night I went down to Nikos with Geoff and Jude and we had a lovely meal together just catching up with all the gossip. I had a lovely day.

Well that’s the good stuff over now for the bad!

Sunday we had a burst. We had water running down our steps outside. Upon inspection we found that the tank on our solar panel was pouring out loads and loads of water. My  hubby turned off the water and had a look. He thought that it was coming from a gasket on the side, but with it been Sunday all the shops are closed so we had no hot water. I know its hot here right now but I do not relish the thought of having cold showers, cool showers yes, cold no. Anyway he got a gasket yesterday and it seems to be fixed, HURRAY!!!!!!

Now what else have I done this past month?

I made some more jam, this time plum and elderberry and it is so nice, you had better believe it,  it is so yummy. I am really pleased how it turned out.


It looks rather black in the jars but it is a very deep red colour, like blackcurrant jam. This is not tart like the other one I made.

I did come across a recipe for elderberry chutney so might give it a go too. Elders are not that common here so I am keeping my source to myself.

I might also try and make some courgette and ginger jam as we have lots of courgettes coming from the garden now. I bought root ginger yesterday. I will have to sort out a recipe. I have a few to choose from.

On the crafting front, well nothing is getting done right now. I have something brewing in my mind. It is a challenge that I saw online and thought that I might have a go. We will see. Thing is I have loads and loads of UFO’s to finish. I am naughty not finishing up things, but hey I'll get there one day.

Do you have the same problem, too many projects on the go at one time and not getting any finished off?


Maggi said...

Beautiful view and that jam looks very tasty. Shouldn't worry about the UFOs, they will get done eventually. Glad you got your leak sorted.

Lois Evensen said...

So glad to see you here again. The swimming, the jam making.... The month sounds pretty good in that beautiful place where you live.

I generally get back to UFOs eventually because they sit on my mind until I do. And, I like to have a couple of different things going just for variety.


Francien said...

Hey Judith...the stitching can wait until the weather is getting colder again...you must have some beautiful sunshine there now...and lots of other great things to do...and that jam looks delicious...I too have some infinished quilts and projects..my problem is that i always start something new...and thats allright..i will get there someday...have fun the summer is over soon...greetings Francien.

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