It's been rather chilly here with quite a few snow flurries yesterday and today. I stayed inside and added more hexies to my quilt. I worked out I've got about 300ish stitched together, all by hand. I think I'll need about 1200ish to make a double bed size quilt. So not a quick fabric project then! 😂
It was exactly a year ago today that I got my proper allotment plot. By coincidence the Spring newsletter arrived by email and I was glad to see that unlike the council run allotments nearby, our annual rent remains the same. £26 for a full size plot, £13 for everything else. My plot isn't a full size one 😉 Costs are low because it's run entirely by volunteers. I popped down today to finish clearing some rubbish and cutting back the old woody raspberry canes. I do like a good fire 🔥
In the corner underneath some overgrown grass and canes I found a wee rose (not a great pic.) I'm assuming some kind of rambler so fingers crossed it grows now it's got light and space. If it thrives I could train it along the fence as I'm trying to create a prickly hedge as a natural barrier to the deer and any would be trespassers.
I made this ridiculously tasty nut loaf for tea tonight. It's from the Fast 800 cookbook. In an effort to shift the belly fat that has been gradually accumulating since I turned 50, I'm trying the Fast 800. If you've not heard of it you can Google it or click on the link below. In the last 5 years (seriously the minute I hit 50 I've become a walking middle aged clique!) I've tried to lose and keep off some excess weight. And failed! I keep reading about how age/hormones etc etc make it harder for women in their 50s to maintain a healthy weight so the science in this way of eating makes sense. It's a tough 2 week start but then after that it becomes easy. I've already lost 2.5kg (5.5lbs) quicker than any other way I've tried. It's not for everyone but so far so good for me!
Some info HERE if anyone is interested.