Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Maybe I spoke too soon in suggesting Spring has arrived. Today we've had sunshine, rain, sleet, snow and wind! Today was a non working day and I had hoped to get more of my shed painted before assembling it. But so far all I've managed is to paint the sides and door (twice) before running out of pink paint. I've still got some blue left over from the raised beds and green from the fence so it'll now end up being a multi coloured shed!
Things are growing in the polytunnel. My spinach, peas and courgettes are now showing leaves. I get ridiculously excited every time I go in to see what's popped up next. I've got some Growbags now with tomato plants, 3 cherry tomatoes (Moneymaker) and 3 plum tomatoes (Roma). Some for salads and some for sauce.
I've planted the runners from my lovely Mum's strawberries. They came from her old allotment. I now have some outside and inside. It'll be interesting to see if the polytunnel ones produce earlier and how many I get.
I made a big slowcooker batch of Chicken Cacciatore. Very healthy but very tasty and only 2 SmartPoints per chicken breast. Total weight loss is now 6kg (13lbs) with 5kg to go. People at work have noticed and commented on the loss mainly because my clothes are looser! Now there's a good excuse to spend some money on eBay!! ;-)