|The little stream through the woods has doubled in size.|
I have had a lump in my neck for months, it felt like I swallowed a golf ball and was uncomfortable when lying in bed. Of course I didn't get around to doing anything about it.....yes I know. Anyway the doctor referred me for a scan. On the morning of the scan I woke to ........ yes you've guessed it, no lump!! It used to be there I protested pathetically to the doctor as she slathered the gel all over my neck and clothes (deliberately I suspect for wasting her time). This isn't the first time something like this has happened. Is it just me this happens to? So embarrassing.
The other thing that has disappeared is my nice big jam making pan. I put it away somewhere when I cleared the house for viewings, and can I find it? I have found things going back to my school days stashed away in the attic but the pan which was put up there a few months ago is nowhere to be seen. I seem to spend my whole life looking for things. If I added up the time spent looking for things it would probably be years of my life. Keys, phone, glasses all hide from me. Oh well the Seville oranges will have to stay in the freezer for another week. We are eating the last jar of marmalade from last year so it looks like I will be buying another pan if we are to have homemade marmalade any time soon.
My other failure is my lack of self discipline. Hating shopping I decided to just do a supermarket shop once a month. We get our veg, dairy and meat from our local food box company which is delivered weekly and I support another local greengrocer by buying all my fruit weekly on my way home from work. If I'm organised and make a list I could get a whole months supermarket shopping delivered and never have to go near the horrible place. Good plan I thought, but that wasn't taking into account my lack of control when it comes to crisps. If they are in the house I have to eat them, I'm addicted! It looks very unlikely that my months stash of crisps is going to last more than a couple of weeks. The bearded one did comment that 'they aren't going to last you a month' He was right damn it. I'm determined not to buy anything else until my next payday so I will be suffering serious crisp withdrawal symptoms until then. Is there anything you can't resist?
I have looked at another house which was lovely and but the land was separate which didn't work for us so the hunt continues. I'm afraid I am very behind with my blog reading at the moment so I hope you are all keeping well. We have had some flooding down in Cornwall, places that have never flooded before, nothing like the terrible floods up country, but for those affected still terrible. It is driving me mad being stuck indoors, we ventured out on Saturday only to get soaked before we walked very far. Everywhere is muddy and waterlogged and the poor birds look so bedraggled. It wouldn't be so bad being stuck in if I could sit by the fire and catch up on War and Peace, but it has been a constant stream of cricket, rugby and football much to the sport lovers delight.
I'm not sure where we will be living in the summer, I will miss getting my veg patch and greenhouse planted up but thought I could at least grow some early potatoes in bags, so they are in the window to chit. Pots of herbs can be planted for the summer and lettuce leaves in pots, all things that can be moved. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Preferable things that will be ready early summer and transportable.
I will pop around to see you all when work madness dies down a bit. Off to make some pasties for the family, you may hear some swearing when I am trying to get my gluten free pastry to stay together! I'm afraid there's nothing exciting happening at the moment, work, housework and nothing much else to report.