Monday, 13 October 2008
The olives have all been picked and sent to Concha next door, who does her stuff and delivers me a couple of jars back! Nice arrangement, as it's really only me that eats them, and it keeps her busy too!! So much better than them going to waste. Took a couple of pics of some, before we picked them.
Also took a couple of bokeh shots that I'm quite pleased with, one a bit Christmassy and the other Halloweeny!The chickens have now started to produce two eggs a day, so they have had a reprieve.
Don't know what has happened here with the downloading of the pics, they are huge, will come back later and re-edit - sorry. Done, a bit late
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Been very busy in the garden, have finished with the tomatoes, corgettes, melons and watermelons. These have all been cleared, and the garden dug back over again. Recently planted for the winter, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuice, tomatoes and broad beans, which are all doing really well, but I have no pictures of these.
Our village was also in fiestas recently, so here are some photos of the foam party and the fancy dress parade.
I've just had my sister here for 2 weeks from New Zealand, not sen her in over 5 years, so that has been very nice. The girlies are back at school now, but still only half days, roll on 1 October, when they are there all day once more.
I have managed to continue with my 365 Days project, on flickr, which is proving quite fun and have also started a photography course on line. This is proving very interesting and I hope that it will improve my photography. I've also been playing around and trying to learn Photoshop a lot better. This is a dyptych of a before and after Photoshop of my sister, I'm quite pleased with the results.
Before is on the left and after on the right!
In my absence I have also redecorated the girlies bedroom. Oh yeah I blitzed that Barbie pink, and have gone for a hopefully calming lilac and pale green. Oh and have rehomed 4 chickens from a local battery farm :o) They continued to lay eggs for a couple of days, but then stopped. I split the corral down the middle to keep the 'ens from the dux, and they have started to lay (sparingly) again. If they don't get their acts together soon, and start to be a little more productive, they might just find themselves in the pot.
Right that's my lot for today. Will try to be back again soon with another update.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Friday, 22 August 2008
Delicious Honey Roast Almonds to finish. I'm have about another kilo of shelled almonds, and I will be roasting and salting and also trying a new sweet and sour recipe. The remainder, will be stored in their shells, until I have found some more enthusiasm!
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
Thursday, 31 July 2008
some line dancing, so we had about 3 hours on the school playground. Very hot, sweaty and late. Here are some pictures of Marilu with the kids, as they were the first group, with lovely natural light.
They do enjoy it, although the girls seem to get the hang of it much quicker than the girls!
Thursday, 24 July 2008
I've just got rid of my first visitor of the summer, which has stopped me from posting on here. It was lovely to have her here, as my girlies love the extra attention. They are staying at Nanny's today as they are off to a show with her, so it is giving me a chance to catch up and get a few jobs done.
Here are a few photos of the garden, can't wait to try the melons, although they still need another week or two to ripen off. We are over run by cuccumbers, courgettes and aficoses, and some of the lettuices have actually gone to seed - to be composted and recycled. Donations are regularly made to my neighbours :o). Must remember this next year, and not plant quite so many. Staggering the plantings a bit better.
The daddles are now in their new dog proofed enclosure, and will hopefully be joined by three turkeys, Holly, Noelia and Belen. Can't you just guess their fate? Also by three hens, but just for eggs. I think that the ducks are all in fact drakes. So no eggs from them, we will have to wait untill the oranges have ripened, before we decide their fate!