Sunday, 11 July 2010


redcurrant pancakes

by the lake at work

a Peak District paddling pool

in the park at sunset

I just can't seem to keep up with myself at the minute! I'm doing lots of chasing my tail and not getting anywhere fast. But here we are at the end of another week, not unusually busy, but I don't seem to have managed much cheery crafting or gardening either, I'll have to see what I can do about that!

What I did manage was redcurrants from the Women's Institute. An unusual departure for me - I generally just buy cakes there... But I can't resist redcurrants, they look just like jewels. I've still not grown any myself, and you very rarely see them for sale... and these were home grown, just around the corner... (have I justified it enough yet??). Anyway, they were only £1, and I've had them with cereal, yogurt, on pancakes, and there's plenty left. We picked up some tasty broad beans there too.

Something else I've been up to this week is walking. Usually mid evening, we decide we've not been out of the house enough, or we've worked too hard, or not hard enough, and quite fancy a stroll. And we often walk the same way - up the hill, past the allotments, down the footpath, over the fields, through the park, back along the high street. It's a route I often do - I posted a few pictures of it last year. We're often there as the sun's setting over the hills, and it's a lovely way to round off the day.

I've also been trying to get out of the office at lunch time on the two days I work at my new job. The buildings where I work aren't much to look at, but some of the space around the lake is ever so pretty, and there's always a duck willing to share lunch.

Other than walking and eating (!), this week, and weekend, has mostly involved working, and PhDing (yep, it's still there!), and van buying and selling. Urgh. I don't think there's much chance of me becoming a second hand car dealer any time soon! I'm thoroughly fed up of ebay, mpg figures, decisions, and everything else that goes with it! Our van should be sold by tomorrow night, sadly! But there's no deadline on getting a new one, so this could go on for a while...

Here's hoping for another cheery, sunshiney, productively idle week :)

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