I finally worked out the "picture" problem with my blog, so thought I'd get back into the swing of things by sharing with you in pictures some summer goodness that we have been enjoying as a family.
Simple crafts. Using some remnants of an old ripped shirt to cover this milk bottle and make a pretty vase.
Here's the next craft project ready to go...an old scrap of material becomes a ball of cotton yarn to play with at a later stage.
Roses and geraniums from our very own garden, sitting in old jam jars and making me very happy.
Riding our bikes MORE and driving much LESS.yay.
Apricots on our tree in the community garden. Everybody from the community has been getting in on the action, and have been dropping by to pick apricots, which is lovely to see.
I stewed this batch of apricots, which we have used for lots of different thing including HOMEMADE ICECREAM!!
Speaking of which....introducing our newest piece of modern technology, an icecream maker, bought with some money given to us at Christmas time from my lovely Grandpa. Thanks, Harold!! Mr. Coleman's addiction is now not only confined to eating icecream, but making it too! Much more yummy and ethical, as it's quite hard to find a brand of icecream that we are comfortable buying for various reasons..and it's also nice to know exactly what's going into it!!
Apricot frozen yogurt.
Strawberry icecream, without a doubt the best strawberry icecream I have ever had!!
(Some other flavours Mr. Coleman has made include choc mint, banana, rum and raisin, chocolate and vanilla and honey frozen yogurt.)
We have been Op Shopping fairly often, I found this stretchy fabric, and intend to make myself some undies with it!!hehe.
Still waiting on getting the oven fixed, so in the meantime we got this breadmaker from Freecycle, and have been making our own bread each day.
Mmmmm...a "Ploughman's lunch" sandwhich, my favourite. Cheese, chutney, tomato and lettuce with some salt and pepper, and in homemade bread.