Sunday, 22 September 2019

Bargain Pasta And The C Word Again

I do hope you have all had a very good week.  Here it's been quite mild and sunny, no rain at all, so we have been to water the plants on the allotment a couple of times this week.
We are still harvesting:

Runner beans (almost all gone)
Spinach

And growing on:

Leeks (lots of them to last most of the winter for soups and stews)
Brussel sprouts
More spinach (in case there really is a shortage of green veg!)

We haven't sown much else because we might have to leave this allotment after we move.  It's looking likely that it will be too far to drive on a regular basis, although we intend keeping it on until early next year, but G has his name down for a half plot in the new area.  It will mean starting all over again but it will be much closer to our new home.

On the new home front, the roof is on and the windows are in.  It's now watertight!  I'm so glad because the bad weather could set in at any time.  It's still looking good for November completion :)  I just wish we could have a date to work towards.

Yesterday I stripped G's double bed, washed, dried and ironed the linen now today I've done the same with my single, although I had to use the tumble dryer for mine when we had a downpour (at last).  I have made a lemon drizzle cake, which is cooling as we speak, and it will be a simple tea of something with chips as I did a full cooked meal last night when G got in from work.

In the supermarket yesterday morning I spotted these packets of basics pasta reduced from 30p to just 15p so I bought 4; 2 for us and 2 for the food bank.  The expiry date is a long way off so they were too good to pass over.  Perhaps they are changing the packaging as this one can't be recycled.....





Anyway, I have a full 2 hours before G returns from work so it will be a Christmas crafting session for me (sorry it's the C word ;) but already I've sold some Christmas toppers online so I want to keep up the momentum.

Stay safe everyone and thanks everso for popping in x

18 comments:

  1. Well done on the sales. Half an allotment sounds great.

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  2. Sorry you have to leave your current allotment after all your hard work, but hopefully you can get that half plot soon, ready for next Spring. Glad to hear the new house is progressing.

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  3. Good spot. They are a good standby. Glad to hear you are keeping up the allotmenting and your greens!

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    1. We are eating almost as much spinach as Popeye! It's so easy to wilt down.

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  4. We have grown runner beans this year and have loads in the freezer.

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    1. Our runner beans didn't do so well. We had only put in a few plants which took ages to settle in, but we have had a few meals from them.

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  5. How sad to have to leave your allotment. I hope you get the new one.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. It is quite sad to have to leave after all G's hard work but it certainly won't be cost effective to have a 30 minute drive each way. Fingers crossed for the new one which will be less than 10 minutes away by car and right by a bus stop too xx

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  6. That's great that you've made some sales. Congratulations! That lemon cake sounds delicious.

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  7. Well done on the pasta find. Hope all goes well with the build it seems to be on track so far so thankfully all looks well. I am working on Christmas projects too.

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    1. Thank you MM. Christmas will be upon us before we know it!

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  8. That pasta was a real bargain and we do like a bargain. How was the lemon drizzle cake? A nice slice of cake with a cup of tea goes down a treat now and then.

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    1. The cake is from the Hairy Bikers book and is indeed delicious. It's heavy on the calories with 3 eggs and butter (not to mention sugar) but is so easy to make and I just have a tiny slice with a cuppa. G loves it but has a much bigger slice!

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  9. Fingers crossed you won't have to wait too long for an allotment, once you've moved :)

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  10. I hope you get the new allotment, fingers crossed. <3 And pasta is one of my favourite basics in kitchen, that sale sounds just crazy! :) Well done with that sale. <3
    I followed your blog, waiting for new posts. Hope you will visit mine too. <3
    Have a lovely Sunday!

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