Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Good bye furlough, hello October 😷🍎🍂🍂🍂

So a couple of weeks ago, actually the day I published my last post, I found out I was going back to work! The long awaited moment finally came! After 25 and a 1/2 weeks on furlough I stepped back into the world of employment, and coincidentally the day I returned was exactly 6 months since lockdown began! What an unexpected 6 months.

My lockdown documentary project is over! Completed it ✅ But I still have lots to share so I'll keep making posts, perhaps more sporadically, we'll see. I'm still adjusting to a new routine, trying to fit everything into the days when I'm not working. 

Work uniform.
Firstly, our shed! 🍄🐛🌻🐌🌱 Thankfully we managed to put it together and paint it before the rain came.

A while ago now I made these fennel muffins......I'll be honest they weren't great. They were edible, I mildly enjoyed them, Ed politely tolerated them although he thought they were a bit grassy 😝 I ended up being too embarrassed to offer them to family so the remainders ended up sitting in the kitchen until they went mouldy and I threw them away. It was an experiment! 

I'm still excited about mosaic crochet, here is a little practice square I completed before I begin a bigger project. I'm making myself finish my big granny square blanket before I start anything new though.

Last week was quite plant heavy! I ended up acquiring 6 new ones (9 if you count 4 of the same type) 😋 In my defence they were all bargains and I don't regret anything.

A baby pernettya (wanted one of these for almost a year!)

A reduced shelf croton I rescued from work.

A blue mouse-ear hosta for our hosta collection in the garden.

This dieffenbachia beauty was only £1.99 at Trago ??!

Look at her leaves 😍

I grabbed four of these free babies from work!

Looking handsome in a bonsai pot.

This one is a proper rescue mission, save the venus fly trap! 

Last time I went to my grandparents' house I came away with a bag full of apples to make my own apple cider vinegar! It's now sitting in a jar, bubbling away for the next few weeks, I'll keep you updated!

This last sourdough loaf turned out a bit...flat. A bit like an oversized pancake but it tasted good and accompanied many a good meal!

House and garden snippets.....including a bouquet of flowers my family brought when they came for a meal, and a pair of green cords from a charity shop which are perfect now that the weather has gone all Autumnal! We started hanging pictures and things on the walls last week and it makes everything feel more put together (spot one of Ed's paintings 💛). Ahhh October is so cosy and nice. We put the heating on for the first time yesterday!

On Sunday we had church in the building again for the first time in about 7 months, very exciting (much social distancing, wow)! And then in the evening Ed and I went on a spontaneous trip to the cinema to see Tenet! It was so fun, we had both missed going to the cinema and the film was great too. Crazy, almost overwhelmingly fast-paced and loud, but exciting and mind-boggling. 

That's all for now! A very quick and scattered post, but hopefully I'll get into some sort of new format in this new season 😄 Happy Autumn, friends! 🍂🍂🍂🍁☕☕🍎🍲🐾⛅🌀⛄⛄⛄

No comments:

Post a Comment