Wednesday, 23 October 2013

It's a work in progress.....

Well the whole plot started out looking like this not so long ago.....

weeds in the veg garden
Don't the flowers look pretty?!?!?!

weeds in the veg garden
There are veggies in there..honest

weeds in the veg garden
Pretty sure this one is just weeds!!!!
 It doesn't look quite so bad now...some of it looks like this.....

Weed removal in progress
eradicate the weeds!!!!

eradicate the weeds
Weed removal in progress!!!

But since a week and a half ago progress seems to have come to a stand still. Why??? Well it's all down to weather and health. I was hoping to get so much done this week as I have had the week off work and yet I have ended up taking antibiotics instead...not the best way to spend your week off but I guess that's just life. The weather has been terrible too which in a way is a godsend as it has meant I have stayed in getting better instead of going to the allotment which I probably would have done if we hadn't had the driving rain!!

So how do you keep yourself sane when you have a week off and feel pretty crappy and the rain falls constantly and the grey skies sit on the roof tops??? Me, I did this....




Let the kids loose in the kitchen....



Basically to bake whatever they wanted.....



of course I was trying to cook dinner at the same time....


So the kitchen looked like a riot had hit it, but at the end of it all they did help clear up and we had delicious things to eat...but most of all,





It kept them happy and made them feel less depressed about the weather outside!!




So that is what's been happening on my week off....not the way I had planned to spend it but better than nothing at all and I really do like spending time with the kids so that was  a bonus. I am still keeping my fingers crossed that by the weekend I will feel well enough to get a bit done before I start back to work next week but I'm certainly not going to push it and make myself worse!!

All the cooking came out well and I will post about what they made and of course what I have made recently over the next few days...after all it's not like I'm going to get that much done down the allotment to post about!!

Hope you are all keeping well. 
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16 comments:

  1. Dear Tanya, I hope that you are feeling better. It is a good thing that the weather is not so good so that you keep resting.
    I am sure you did have fun with everyone cooking and creating delicious dishes to eat while you are all together.
    I have been on antibiotics too; for two weeks and am doing better now.
    I suppose we just let ourselves get a bit too run down.
    Blessings and hugs dear friend. Catherine xo

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    1. Seens as it's such a long time since I wrote this post I am feeling much better and life is merrily rolling a long once again!! :-)

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  2. a shame that you had to be sick for your week off but it looks like you made the best of it.

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    1. You can't beat the smell of home baking when you're feeling a little low Ann.

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  3. I hope you are feeling much better now & I agree the weather has been awful.

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  4. That was really bad timing wasn't it? Hope you have improved.

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    1. I suppose it depends who is thinking about it...on my behalf then definitely yea...my boss though...probably happy that I was ill this week as I then had no time off...should I ask for sick time in lieu?!?!

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  5. Hope you feel better soon. I haven't done anything at the allotment either so you're not alone, the weather has been just awful, though it's sunny today.

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    1. Thanks Jo...things looking better and getting done now!

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  6. The important thing is that you get completely well again. The allotment will still be there when you can get back to it.

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    1. Too true tpals...and thankfully this time of year it doesn't grow totally out of control!!

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    1. It's just such a shame that little flower garden was supposed to be a veg patch!!

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  8. Not all kids would help to clean up. I'll bet you're happy that yours are good enough to help.

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    1. Rule of the house Ratty....If you want to cook you've got to clean!!

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keep it clean...keep it relevant...I look forward to reading your comments!!