I liked Amy's Five on Friday post over at Love Made My Home, so thought I would do my own version.
1. I thought I should clear up any misunderstanding about the free drink I was consuming at that open house we crashed at the hop farm. It was an ice cold bottled water, not a beer. I am not a beer drinker. I am a cider drinker. But not a committed enough cider drinker to try that foul mixture at the lavender farm.
2. I have finished another pair of fingerless mitts. These are for the friend I went to visit in early July, the friend who is quite unwell. I noticed when I was there that she seemed to be chilled even though it was a very hot day. Her birthday is tomorrow, and I thought these mitts might help keep her warm.
3. I saw this and thought it summed up my state of mind quite nicely. What I would like to know is what to do about the remaining 13 problems. My theory is if I worry about the 86 imaginary problems I won't have any time left to focus on the real ones.
4. The season is slowing shifting away from summer here at our cottage. I have stressed my chillies to the point of it bordering on being chilli abuse, and I'm happy to report they are now extremely hot. The next problem is what the heck am I going to do with a couple dozen hot Thai chillies? I'm open to suggestions. The communist garden plot is winding down, but the sweet peas are going strong.
And just when they have taken down the bear warning sign at Teapot Hill, this one has gone up here at The Cottages.
It is posted at the gate between the cottages and Frost Creek, about a hundred metres from our house. Unfortunately it also happens to be the area where dogs can go off leash. I haven't stopped walking Fergus there, but for now will keep him on the leash Just In Case.
5. I've been in a breakfast rut for months. Homemade granola and fruit, more homemade granola and fruit, and then, when I'm tired of that, I have fruit and homemade granola. I was so happy when I saw this post over at the Really Pretty Useful blog. When Kath and I were in London a few years ago, every morning we would go to the nearby Pret A Manger for breakfast. And every morning I would get a fruit cup and a granola breakfast cup. (Okay, maybe I've been stuck in this breakfast rut for more than just a few months.)
Now I can make my own version! I used a combination of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries out of my freezer, and it made a very delicious fruit compote. I think it looks quite authentic, layered in my Weck Jar.
How's your Friday?