should be sweet alyssum not asylum...
We are doing that dance again, but the tempo is speeding up. The two steps forward and three steps back, sometimes progresses to only two, or even one step back. Weekends are still the time that we reclaim the kitchen, moving the tools that have creeped in amongst the pots and pans. We clean the gallery to prevent dust avalanches that cascade the stairs. I've given up on the front room for the time being as that's the loading bay where delivery vans drop off timber and tiles, insulation and sacks of cement.
It was Valentines weekend and we'd planned to get away but because we have the house to ourselves at weekend at last, we decided to stay home. We can go away mid-week and give space to friends left behind working.
I tried to make heart-shaped pikelets using this borrowed nostalgic recipe, to serve with Maple syrup and coffee for a Valentines breakfast. They tasted good but I couldn't find the heart shaped mould. Good imagination was needed to picture those hearts. Ahmad planned that if we didn't go away that we would drive here or here for the day. But it was a rainy pottering morning so that's what we decided to do. He made his amazing pizzas for supper and I made the wild birds christmas cake...two months too late.
I am so missing Hannah. She sent me photo's of the breakfast she'd made and a poster of plants to save the bees. She knows me, and she's thinking about me and that means so much.
Sunday the weather was mild, we scouted the garden and planned where the chicken house and run will be, the log drop-off and shed, the raised vegetable beds, hammock, seating area, beds and lawn...and of course where to plant the bee friendly seeds.
I made this for supper a change from the usual Sunday roast. The chicken was succulent and full of flavour, but A says he'd prefer a regular roast next time. I finished knitting a long overdue hat for a friend, fingerless mitts for another, worked a bit on Hannah's blanket and spent ages trying to find a pattern to knit Ahmad's icelandic yarn. Sneaked some quiet reading of scandinavian novel, watched a silly1990's Loch ness monster movie that makes me want to visit the Loch Just to check it out for myself...you never know...
I know it seems ages ago now, but I hope your valentines weekend was good too...