Loving the glorious flowers in the garden at the moment, despite the fact it's been so dry up to now, the flowers, in particular roses seem to be flourishing.
Loving my vintage perpetual calender which I picked up for hardly any money. When you see something you've been wanting for long time and for such little money - you almost think it's too good to be true, but this one was perfect. We tested the date, month and day and they worked!
Loving the colour of these scales. It is a bit of a faff lining everything up first but I'll get used to them.
Onto disasters - I saw a great recipe for Strawberry Fudge - and so so easy. Gave it a go - the smell was heavenly. As I was stirring it whilst boiling I noticed it was rather runny and wasn't getting to the right consistency. Had a look at the ingredient list again - I had put in too many strawberries and not enough evaporated milk (in theory 1 should have cancelled the other out as the liquid in the strawberries should have made up for the milk) but obviously the milk acts as a thickener (I assume).
This is the result - it tastes wonderful, looks like sludge and requires scooping out.......there's always next time!
My second disaster wasn't actually as bad as I had thought. All for exercise and de-stressing etc etc, I've been getting on my bike and doing a 30 minute cycle a few times a week. Yesterday was no different to any other day, but on my return home I noticed that my finger had turned purple and it was very painful. Thinking I might have cut the circulation off I started waving it around. No joy. I did cut the same finger with pair of scissors on Sunday so my immediate thoughts turned to gangrene (yes I worry in extremes!).
I trotted off to Boots to ask the pharmacist what they thought. She immediately said I had burst a blood vessel in my finger. It will be painful but not life threatening (she read my mind). What a plank eh?
I won't show you a picture of it as it's pretty yucky.
Thank heavens we're off to London this weekend. It's my birthday on Monday so we thought it would be a nice break to spend it in London. I'll report back next week!
Have a great weekend.