Sunday, 30 August 2009

The best thing that happened today was walking two minutes from my house to a bounty of elderberries growing behind some derelict flats. I picked enough to make a gallon of medium sweet elderberry wine, which I started off whilst listening to the Thermals in my kitchen, and this afternoon I'm going back for a second basket-full to make a gallon of medium dry elderberry wine.

There's plenty more, so get in touch if you wanna join in the inner-city elderberry harvest!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

The best thing that happened today was discovering that my niece's hair is now long enough for me to play with! We woke up this morning, and I filled her hair with animal and glittery hair slides and clips that I used to wear until I was about 21, then decided I should grow up a bit! Just wait til she's old enough for all the childish jewellery I used to wear too!
The best thing that happened today was signing contracts with our new housemate Jeff, who will move in on Tuesday. I've been looking for a housemate for a few weeks, so it's good to have it sorted, and it's exciting to have someone new living with us!
This was on top of waking up to sunshine, a copy of the Research's most recent album through the post (finally got over the fact that keyboards had been replaced with guitars, and was pleasantly surprised with what I heard), a wonderful boyfriend who goes and gets the Guardian for me on a Saturday, and homemade banana bread and cafetiere coffee for breakfast.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The best thing that happened today was pegging the laundry outside to dry on the line. I have been getting lazy lately and putting it in the tumble dryer, but today was a beautifully sunny day so I had no excuse at all. However I have yet to bring it in, and our enclosed back garden is tempting me to cross my fingers against it raining, and just bring it in tomorrow...