August has disappeared in a flash. We’ve been camping, celebrated birthdays and best of all, finally booked our honeymoon in Iceland!! Poor Scott has listened to me say, “I’m so excited about our trip to Iceland!” in a crazed voice at least once a day. We are now in the process of planning our activities so if anyone has any recommendations please drop me a comment below, I’m all ears. Anyway, back to August…
Lots of homegrown sweetcorn. Hands down my favourite crop at the allotment. So sweet and juicy, delicious even without butter. There are only a few cobs left but we will savour every one.
- Sweet potato mash with browned butter and maple syrup.
- Hestons Barbecue sauce
- Knekkebrod (I’m still addicted)
- Bean chilli made from homegrown borlotti beans. Oh my!
- Italian almond cookies
- Vegetarian stuffed marrow
I discovered a project called the 100 Days Project. You repeat an activity every day for 100 days. Drawing is something I rarely do anymore so I have chosen to draw every day for the duration of the project. Nature is my theme since I’m always out on walks or in the garden. I’ve set up a separate website for my 100 Days Project if you fancy a look.
A soil moisture sensor for our house plants — Scott bought the kit for my birthday. The red LED blinks when the soil is too dry which prevent me over watering. Last weekend we both had projects to solder so we had a bit of a making session.
August has been a great month for things to watch.
- Mr. Robot series 2 is a dramatised version of the Anonymous group.
- Brief Encounters is a series about a group of Ann Summer sales women.
- Robot Wars brings out the big kids in us!
The only crops growing at the allotment now are sweetcorn, butternut squash and beans. Having harvested and eaten these borlotti beans earlier in the month I wish we’d grown more. Saying that, the reason we didn’t have more was because of the damn slugs. Grrrr.
We went camping for a couple of nights earlier in the month and this was our view. Watching a meteor shower and eating a cooked breakfast in the sunshine were the highlights of the weekend.
Not much at the moment but I’ve been eyeing up Annie’s Independent Magazine Swap.
Send an independent magazine, receive an independent magazine, simple and enjoyable.
Sounds good doesn’t it? I like the idea of a surprise magazine land through my letterbox. I just need to find something to send off.
I always dream a lot and normally each one is quite different. However this month, I keep dreaming about the same thing over and over again; being late for transport. I hate being late so it’s infuriating! Rushing to the bus station only to find the bus has gone or been cancelled. Arriving at the train station and realising I’m in the wrong place. Boarding on a plane without my luggage. Oof. Why I am dreaming about transport!?!
Excited that Autumn is on its way. It’s my favourite season and I love everything it brings; knitwear, fruit crumble, comfort food and cold mornings. Cannot wait.
Less scarred, hooray! Do you remember I posted a photo of my scars in July? After a month of using the cream I bought (Dr. Organic Vitamin E Scar Serum) this is what they look like now. So pleased!
During an appointment about my arm pain I asked my doctor if she could recommend anything to help reduce my hip scar. Apparently it’s keloid scarring which is why it’s itchy and sore. I was prescribed a Dermatix silicone sheet to wear over the top to help reduce the overgrown tissue (sexy I know). Now my clothes aren’t rubbing on it all the time I’m much more comfortable. I know this isn’t very glamorous news but I wanted to share it in case it helps someone else.
That’s all for August!