It's been a hell of a long time since I posted anything. Mainly trying to come to terms with the state the world is in at the moment - Covid, Climate Change, War.
Anyway, thought I'd do a quick post.
So far I've managed to avoid Covid, got my fingers crossed that my luck continues to hold.
Younger son and family all caught it in January then older son and family caught it this month. It was inevitable considering they have school aged children and work.
When he hasn't been trimmed he's a big ball of fluff! Oh, and he believes he should always sit on my knee.
Gardenwise - lots of tomatoes this season, kilos and kilos. Also had a great crop of apples. Picked almost four dozen. I made apple jam, apple jelly, and stewed apples. Put some stewed apples in the freezer for later in the year.
Also did well with my little pear tree. It gave me a baker's dozen. Got ten peaches of the little peach tree too. No apricots this year but I didn't expect any as I'd pruned the tree hard last season. Got a marvellous crop of onions - must have got at least six dozen. Beetroot did well also.
Just planted snow peas for the coming season. Still have sweet potatoes growing crazy so expecting I'll get a good yield from them.
When I bought this house everything was dark brown - carpets, kitchen, tiles. I ripped out the carpet from the lounge, hallways, and dining room and put down a floating floor in greyish washed wood colour.
At the end of the year I had a new kitchen put in - all sparkling white. Got rid of the old light and had three pendants hung. It's amazing what a difference those two things have made to the place. It's more light and feels fresh and clean. Bought a coffee machine that is fabulous - a De'longhi PrimaDonna Soul. It's fully automatic and makes wonderful coffee - and tea. Even linked to my phone so I can turn it on from anywhere when I feel like a cuppa...lol
There has been a major problem in the family that is irreparable and it's had a major effect on me. I am slowly coming to terms with it but it is painful and heartbreaking for me.
Times like this I wish I had a partner to lean on but instead I battle on alone. It's damn hard but I always knew I was destined to be alone in my later life. I'm proud of the fact I am able to push aside the 'black dog' and not succumb to his suggestion of the way out.