Thursday, 2 April 2015

And let the holiday begin...

Yes, three hours on the phone over and it was H O L I D A Y feeling time!  

It was such a lovely day here in the Fens with the sun shining bright, that I went outside and first of all, pushed the poor lawn mower through the over-long grass!

The chooks loved scratching through the grass and pecking up all the wee bugs that they could find.



Then it was time to slap on some wood preservation treatment.  The conservatory had been destined to get this done last summer, but the FH ran out of energy and I ran out of time!  This sits in full sun and gets thoroughly baked and faded in the summer and so a paint job was well overdue.

A rummage in the workshop unearthed some Cuprinol in the FH's favourite shade of "Rich Cedar" which goes on orange and then fades a little.  This is a sort of before and after shot - it was all like the right hand side before I got started, and then, by the time I had finished, it looked more like the left hand side.  I also impressed myself by banging in a nail where one of the boards had come loose.  I'm not great with a hammer, but I am getting better!

The troughs that the FH made me for my tomatoes also needed a coat, so I thought I would do those as well, since I had to move them to get to the conservatory.


The YFG and I had a lovely chat with the EFG on the phone tonight, and the YFG made cakes too.

Tomorrow we have to do a little shopping as my dad and MB and UJ are all coming to lunch.  The vegetarian daughter wants to make a spinach and ricotta lasagne, so I have a list of ingredients that I also need to get for that.  Sounds interesting - but expensive, so we will be heading to Lidl first to get as much as we can in there.  

Hope you are all set for a great Easter weekend xxx


8 comments:

mallowlark said...

Not sure if the recipe calls for fresh or frozen, but I make vegetarian lasagne with frozen spinach, which helps with the cost --- you just need to press the excess water out really well. I've also used cottage cheese in place of the ricotta --- drain off a bit of the liquid and maybe mash it up a bit if the curds are big. Of course you may not want to try substitutions the first time you try a new recipe...

Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy Easter to you and your family.

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

There's a cheaper version of a veggie lasagne on my new Recipe page ( she says, shamelessly plugging her own blog!!) I hope you have a wonderful peaceful Easter.

sweet blondie blue eyes said...

Hope you have a great time with EFG home form uni. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks time.

SusanM said...

Have a lovely Easter weekend x

veeknits19 said...

Happy Easter, have a lovely time with EFG @ home, Vee x

Cheapchick said...

My hubby always picks those expensive ingredient recipes out too - Happy Easter and enjoy your time with your family.

rabbitquilter said...

Wishing you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter. Enjoy having EFG home again! With love XXX