Saturday, 8 February 2014

Storms Ahead Again

Thankyou for visiting me. Oh dear another severe weather warning. I have stocked my fridge with 2 cooked chickens ( not one of my girls I must add) homemade vegetable soup made with my soup maker which is brilliant and a real star gadget in my kitchen. Made 2 loaves of bread, lemon curd made with a goose egg, summer damson cordial for a warm up drink, lots of stewed apples and pies, have plenty of extra milk and ham. Cooked loads of new potatoes and made shepherds pie and extra mash. Hopefully this will be enough to get us through up to 5 days without any power (for the third time this winter)  stranded by fallen trees and flooding. I'm not being pessimistic I was a girl guide and am prepared this time. Living out of town, in a very rural location being all electric and surrounded by rivers has now told me not to take chances. Luckily our house stands high up which it good as we are surrounded by babbling brooks. My little hens  are all tucked up and cosy, the geese and ducks love the water and the sheep are close to the house so we can keep an eye on them. The Farm cats are supposed to stay outside but to my better nature are spoilt rotten lying on the spare bed. I am very worried about my little rescued kitten Sooty, I haven't seen him for over a week now and although he disappears from time to time he doesn't stay away for this long usually. He has a special blanket that he sucks everyday due to being separated from his mother so early in life. I have rung the nearest Vets but they haven't had any cats brought in hurt or abandoned. I do worry the worst this time.
Torches are charged, extra blankets and candles in place, chain-saw ready for action, washing up to date.  At the moment the sun is shining brightly but the wind is trying very hard to blow it away with gust outbursts. I am not being fooled by the sunshine again, it could possibly be very frighteningly different very soon. Take care and hope you have a happy safe weekend.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

The First Book Of The Year

I don't have much time to read during the day, but due to the bad weather I chose to read this book The French Gardener by Santa Montefiore, Its such a lovely book I was spellbound and I just couldn't put it down. I thought I would share it with you, it's so good to have a book that you become so absorbed in with the characters lives. A lovely easy read with lots of charm, of secrets, romance and passion, set in a rural country village with a good story line.
It would be good of you to let me know if you have read this book and your thoughts. I hope you get the chance to read a copy.
I would be very interested to know what you are reading, it's always nice to get a recommendation. Happy reading.