catching up

There is a problem here – the last post was all about getting fit and healthy and this post will feature home baked goodies! So last week started well but ended with a day spent in the kitchen – which is actually one of my favourite things to do.

I also made a cake but there isn’t a photo! At least I have a teenage son who is always hungry.

We had a very insignificant amount of snow on Friday so no trip to the allotment. For once I was glad to have an excuse to stay at home. Life seems to have been very busy with lots of coming and going and some exam stress too. The latter in particular can be exhausting. I’d rather be getting ready for GCSE’s myself than having a teenage daughter who is worried about them.

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On Fridays we have been watching a film together as a family while tucking in to something easy to put together or a take away. I have loved being together. It makes a great start to the weekend.

flowers

The garden has a few flowers during winter which is very welcome. The clematis is ‘Freckles’ (at least I’m pretty sure it is – it was here when we bought the house ). The yellow flower is winter jasmine.

So far 2017 has been all about toothache – Paracetamol is my best friend till the dentist opens tomorrow. The good thing is, I can’t indulge in all the chocolates.

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goodbye 2016 -why did you fly by?

This year has just gone by so fast! My son did his GCSE’s and we all survived. Decorating was done. The allotment weeds were almost vanquished. Our family holiday was one of the best ever. But a lot was left undone and the year just sped by. I am thinking that the years when your children are at school go by more quickly than any other part of your life.  Blogging wise I uprooted myself from my old ‘could do worse’ blog and after a few failed attempts plonked myself here.

The photos are snapshots of my year – the featured image is cows crossing the motorway. I just love it when we time it just right so that we see them. Happy 2017!