Friday, 2 September 2016

Where Did August Go?


Okay hands up who stole the end of August ?

Time has whizzed by so quickly and I simply have not been in the office and on the computer to be able to do a blog post since last Monday.  The Bank Holiday here in the UK flew past with jobs being done, things caught up on and bumper harvest being brought in, and prepped for storage as well as consumed by us for tasty meals.  Then suddenly, it was back to work for Lovely Hubby and a change of man about the place with the arrival of my eldest son Simon.  


He mucked in like the trooper he always is, cleaning windows, entertaining pooches and digging up the last of the potatoes, while I tackled some of the weeds that have taken up residence in the veggie patch and faffed about producing jars of Plum jam.  It wasn't all work though, and we spent a couple of evenings watching tele, catching up on news and on the Wednesday both going for lunch in Manchester with Mum.  Me and Mum decided Simon could be an honorary 'lady who lunches' .... although he didn't have to wear a frock ... well that would have been so wrong with me living in jeans virtually 24/7  ;-)

Now it's all swap again with Simon back home to Workington and busy decorating his new flat and Lovely Hubby back home after the shortest working week for a while,  currently moving piles of chippings from the far field to top up the pathways around the raised beds in the Veggie Patch.


Oh, and I took my eyes off the courgettes for a couple of days, and now I have marrows.  EVERYWHERE!!

Sue xx 

13 comments:

  1. I know that marrow feeling so well!! I looked at them one day, they were still small, the next they had morphed into marrows. I have been forced into freezing some to put in soup, all my friends blanch when I mention courgettes!!

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  2. I know where August went............30 trips to hospital and back. ( I had one day off for good behaviour!) Just hope September isn't the same.
    Marrow warning - don't try marrow curd!!

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  3. August flew by and I went back to work today! Whilst we are on the subject who stole the daylight? It is getting dark so early!

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    1. It really is isn't it. Our light was on at 8.30 last night :-(

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  4. My philosophy with courgettes turning into marrows is if you see a marrow then stuff it with sausage meat and herbs and roast it (quicker cut into rings and deseeded of course. One of my favourite meals.

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  5. The year seems to be whizzing by, but we don't mind the coming cooler weather after having had a very long hot summer here in SW France, which has been so hot that we have had to abandon the veg plot, although the tomatoes are still cropping well. I made marrow jam once, it took ages to set, but it was tasty.

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  6. Workington......he didn't miss much in the way of weather here.

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    1. Haha .... nope, he came from one rainy part of the country to another :-)

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  7. use the marrow and/or squash in piccalilli and or chutney or every so often we have it stuffed with like a curry mix - not the usual sausagemeat stuffing. Also has almonds sprinkled over it.

    pattypanx

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  8. Gosh Sue, the apple didn't fall far from the tree with you and Simon did it? He's the image of you!

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    1. You're the first person to ever say that ..... he's actually very like his Dad ... and anyway I've got more hair!!

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    2. If you stick a giant cabbage in front of Simon, he'd be even more like you!
      I still think he looks like you, the eyes are the same, and just generally lovely, like his mum!

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