Making : jam! Apple and blackberry, then apple and mixed berries (red currants, black currants, blackberries, raspberries)
Cooking : my version of my favourite Itsu dish: teriyaki salmon
Drinking : English breakfast tea, whatever the time of day
Reading: Diary of The Lady by Rachel Johnson
Wanting: to find back issues of The Lady magazine
Looking: at the bird feeeders a lot – it’s pure theatre
Playing: scare the squirrel away, watching him return as soon as the door is closed
Deciding: it’s a pointless game but I DO NOT want to see him hanging upside down, scooping bird seed into his mouth
Wishing: I’d stuck to plan A today
Enjoying: cooking with apples and tomatoes from the garden
Waiting: for a parcel from China
Liking: having 164 episodes of Frasier recorded, it’s comfort telly
Wondering: how many times I’m going to hear “Do you know how many episoodes of Frasier you’ve recorded????!
Loving: the humour of my new audio book although unsure at first (Madensky Square, Eva Ibbotson)
Pondering: serious topics
Considering: buying chocolate flavoured instant cofffee from Waitrose, though only ever occasionally drink filter coffee
Buying: toilet rolls without embossed puppies, much more for puppies – madness!
Watching: the weather change
Hoping: to see more starling murmurations
Marvelling: at the starlings who are coming mob-handed into the garden, even the squirrel is startled
Cringing: at the things people say (roaring with laughter at others)
Needing: some autumn/winter outfits
Questioning: why? Lots, as usual
Smelling: my lovely freesias
Wearing: ha ha! (jumble sale recluse look today)
Following: witty people
Noticing: how much cooler it is in the evenings
Knowing: it’s time to eat something
Thinking: of appley puddlings
Admiring: colours in nature
Sorting: more books to give away
Getting: a bit behind on a secret thing
Bookmarking: patterns, always
Coveting: a Thames riverside apartment
Disliking: that you hoover thoroughly one day and it needs doing again the next
Opening: a new packet of butterfly shaped pasta – pretty!
Giggling: at the Man Up film, ‘rewinding’ the Reflex bit
Snacking: on a variety of apple which taste of pears
Helping: encourage a friend to buy more yarn (naughty!)
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Wow, you are busy! Great photos! We had the same problem with the squirrels and bird feeder so we hung the feeder from a longish chain (about 15″) and so far it has thwarted the squirrels. I still want to feed squirrels so I put a ground feeder on the rockery with just peanuts in it. Only trouble is, I now have to chase away the pigeons from that or they empty it in no time.Hmmm. We’ve just been watching various tits taking peanuts from it and were surprised to see a nuthatch taking peanuts and hiding them in nooks and crannies about the garden, didn’t know birds did that.
I’ve seen squirrel food for sale in the local garden centre but don’t want to encourage them. He was eating dropped seeds on the ground so is doing ok anyway. Reading about your nuthatch was interesting – I’d read that some birds do that but haven’t knowingly seen it happen. Thanks for your interesting comment.
Lovely post and stunning images.
It was nice to learn more about you. I enjoyed this post with all the images – lots of good ones! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
Thank you Teresa!
What a list! Do you have to have special equipment to can jam? OMGoodness, I covet those teapots and those pie pans!
A big heavy based pan and jam jars. A jam funnel is helpful – though not essential. It’s easy to make.
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