What a stunner of a day, cold but it had a crystal clear icy beauty to it. I couldn't resist pulling the car over to take some photos of this beautiful lake. It is a bit of a shock to the system as we were walking into the city with no coats on Saturday it was so warm. The trusty old ice scraper helped to get me on the road first thing as I headed off to my basket making class. I'm knitting socks, cooking stews, casseroles, chunky soups and curries, putting extra layers on the bed and being eaten out of home by the birds who are flocking to the feeders. Getting up in the night for a wee is freezing! Yep it's winter.
We are trying to get the front door frame fixed as it is completely rotten and the wind would howl under it if I didn't have a draught excluder jammed up against it. I have had three people out to look at it, but when they see that it is only a small job they don't want to know. Isn't anyone interested in doing small jobs anymore? I'm feeling very frustrated with the lack of progress on the house, it just isn't happening I need to get my ass into gear but life is busy busy busy at the moment.
I received the new Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall book from eldest son for my birthday, Light and Easy. In this book he is looking for alternatives to using wheat, I've already spotted some recipes that look good so hopefully I will find some time to give them a try and let you know how I get on with them.
I will put the gluten free xmas cake recipe on the next post. I am also trying to make some slipper socks with soles, I'm not sure how to make them so any ideas would be appreciated.
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, it was a lovely weekend.