Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Very Domestic



I know it's only the second week in August, but it's important to be ready for the change isn't it? We've been busy with the sticky tabs getting ready for the menu changes. 

I bought the soup book from the charity shop a couple of weeks ago, it wasn't all that cheap at £1.49 (had I have been brave and waited until last week I could have bought it for 49p as we had a flash sale, but I wasn't brave enough to hold my nerve!), but it's a really good book, including sections for pulse and tofu based soups, brilliant for us. 

We've chosen this week to have a low spend week. It won't be a no spend week as I need greens and some nail clippers for the rabbits, nothing for us though. We have enough food in for the next week without too much hardship - very thankful for the pantry and the freezer at the minute. We'll be a little bit veg light by the end of the week but it's not the end of the world. 

If the wind and rain ever vanish we'll spend the weekend we're not spending at Wembley finishing the back of the garage. We're still working through our snag list, not sure it's getting any shorter though! We've spent a little bit of time doing those bits and bobs we never seem to get round to - I have things soaking in buckets, the specialist cleaning products have seen light of day, cushion covers and blankets have been washed or aired and we've started talking about what to grow next year. 

I've even finished reading a book! Bad weather isn't always all that bad. 

6 comments:

  1. I sometimes enjoy bad weather stopping play as it were so that I can catch up with a few indoor shores too. I like the idea of putting stickers on the recipes you've chosen for the week - I might try it myself!

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    1. The tabs make things far easier with those big, thick books.

      Rain stopping play can be good, time for tea and to bump a few things up the priority list, as long as the rain doesn't hang about too much!

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  2. I like the odd day indoors 'pottering' and catching up. I love cookery books, in fact I read them like novels. I use stickers on the recipes I want to try, but I like your idea of using them for menu planning xxxx

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    1. It's nice to have an enforced period of seeing things afresh.

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  3. I have that Indian cookbook too.

    You'll be pleased to know that you won the giveaway on my blog so please let me know your address.

    Caroline
    www.puttingyourlifeinorder.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The recipes are great in that book, I haven't used it nearly enough.

      I contacted you using the message widget in your sidebar, thanks.

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