Sunday, 31 October 2021
Monday, 25 October 2021
After a long time, we ventured out to the local theatre for an evening of laughter courtesy of Eric and Ernie. Of course, this was a tribute to Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, but the actors are very skillful and you could almost believe they were the real twosome.
For people of a certain age, Eric and Ernie conjure up lots of happy memories - the paper bag, the plays 'wot I wrote', the humiliation (in a nice way, if there could be such a thing) of the guest stars, the musical interludes (Mr Preview), the ice cream van, Bring me Sunshine...
We had a good evening. They were on form and the actor who played Ernie, (I would imagine, much more difficult to get right) really showed that slightly pompous persona that he adopted.
It was nice to support live theatre again (even if I did wear a mask). It was even nicer to have a laugh!
Sunday, 17 October 2021
As well as cards, my art journal course, my watercolour journal and my junk journal, I would like to do some sewing and have just got a very nice pinafore pattern which I am going to try out shortly. So much to do - I love it!
Sunday, 10 October 2021
I had a few bad years, because although I thought I understood the process, it needed some tweaking. However, I think it is now working well. I have a plastic 'Dalek' shaped bin and you have to remove the whole bin to get at the compost. I left it for two years, thinking all would be well, only to find it really wasn't. The compost had condensed into a solid mass and there were no worms to be seen. I emptied it out and started again, this time adding a layer of paper and egg boxes in between the kitchen scraps. I also started to turn the heap a couple of times over the year. Adding the paper layers and turning the compost have made the difference. The resulting compost is now lovely and soft, crumbly with an earthy smell.
It has been a real learning process but I am so happy with what nature and those clever worms have given me. The compost will be added to peat free multipurpose compost for planting and potting on and as a mulch around some plants.
Sunday, 3 October 2021
On to the next theme - Movement.