Saturday, 25 October 2014

Half Term Happy and Michaelmas Merry....

Ohhhhh... It's Half Term, can you hear the sigh of relief and the popping of corks signals? A week to catch my breath and catch up on writing, making, enjoying family and..........whats the other thing, oh that's it...housework!
Its been a long half term and a busy one and everyone in the Freerange House was ready for the break. Our new cooker is installed and I'm really looking forward to using it more this week.
Yes its red - super fire-engine, hot jalapeno red and I love it! I did however join Slimming World at the same time it arrived and so its been used for little more than steaming vegetables so far - I can't wait to put it through its paces this week!

I have joined Slimming World - I know that many of the bloggers I follow have had great successes their so I thought I'd give it a go. 10 years of sitting behind a desk and driving to work have taken their toll! So far its been great - quite easy to follow without feeling as though we're being deprived, and even better...I won a slow cooker at my third meeting, so lots of new recipes to explore!

Campfire Stew with butterbeans (recipe to follow soon)
and I've got a new project underway - one that I'm super excited about and dying to write about but can't yet...soon, I promise...soon!
But back to half term...we will be
1. tidying the garden ready for winter
2. planting lots of bulbs (late I know but we never get them in till half term)
3. digging up dahlias and drying them ready to pot
4. carving pumpkins
5. helping my friends at Manor Farm Beef selling delicious Hot beef sandwiches at the Michaelmas Fair at Burton Agnes Hall (tomorrow if your in the area - come and join in the fun!)
6. conquering laundry mountain
7. celebrating my folks wedding anniversary
8. preparing freerangegirl for her secondary school visit (I cant believe its come round already!!!)
9. visiting dentists and opticians to make sure we're all in working order!
10. cracking on with the quilt i'm making for freerange nan and bionic grandpa

until then its an early night before another day at the Michaelmas Fair - I forgot to take pictures today so I'll take lots tomorrow - there are some gorgeous crafts and delicious food (especially the beef!)