Saturday, 21 July 2007

Wet & wood & hot food


The smell from this Scots pine wood pile is divine.


Lasercut Skate Deck originally uploaded by Refill Seven

Thanks for the well wishes, I'm I'm continuing to look after myself.

The 7th month usually means summer for us but
things here have been cold, wet and gray all week. I prefered when we had thunder as then at least the sky was interesting. There is something so opressive about this heavy blank sky low cloud (the hills are all missing again).

I had to put the heating back on today as it is now the same temperature as it was in December '03 when I moved into my house. I've resisted 'till now as it seems so un-green but I can't feel my hands and feet. When I went to the dentist* on thursday I had to wear late autumn clothes, usually my summer check-up involves me plotting a route where I can walk in the shadow of trees and buildings because it is too hot for me. *No dental dramas thankfully. They give scores now, I got 95 out of 100 so my obsessive flossing is paying off.

Banana, raspberry & mango milkshake before...

and the view as I wait for those last drops at the end...


Mr P is at a wedding in Bristol today. It's the second event he's had down there in 2 weeks and both times I've had to cancel my chance of going down too as I'm still not well enough. The plan was that I would have a holiday-ish time while he went to his events but now I'm glad I was too sick as it's done nothing but rain rain rain. The groom's sister & brother-in-law, and also the best man, missed the wedding because they were stuck on motorways in yet more floods. Mr P only had to step in for the registry and witnessing part but the best man arrived in time for the speeches at the reception and the family arrived later. The weather folk say there is no sign of the rain stopping in the next few days.

Sorry, such a miserable post! The weather is getting me down, I need sunshine and blue skies to help me get better and to pe me up through this allergy diet. Pretty much everything I've grown to eat in the garden has been destroyed or stunted by the weather and that is getting me down a bit too, my veg and fruit growth usually bring me so much pleasure. Anyway, I'll probably do pictures not words sporadically 'till things improve. And on that note, some steamed carrot I'm about to add to my hot wintery dinner with mashed potato. They echo the wood pile at the start of the post...



11 comments:

Barb McMahon said...

Just want to tell you how much I like your photos!

Will check back often...

Cheers!

cruststation said...

I love the lasercut skate deck, it's stunning! MMmm...milkshake. This weather is getting me down too, where is our summer? :( The sun really helps cheer the mood, and so sorry about your vegetables. Hope it gets better SOON.

melanie said...

I had to do an allergy diet/detox last summer because of illness. I hope this one works out for you and that the sun starts shining soon.

Anna Peach said...

do hope you are feeling a bit better by now. Have to say when I am able to get to the computer, I always check in to see what you are up to. Been collecting mermaid's purses for you while you are not feeling so hot. Will post photos when I can. Rain is now here in NL as well. Today I am emailing you from the town Mayor's home..funny isnt it? be well...

susan said...

feel better dear cally... the weather is such a drag. those sunny carrots help a lot though! we did a bubble and squeak last night as it was cold enough! egads, july.
xo
s

amy said...

The weather here is also wet and dreary, when I would love for the sun to come up. Have been feeling a little low as well, but I know everything will turn out alright. Hope you're getting better soon!

Uschi said...

We'll have some vegan weeks from now on, so I'm with you!!!
Hugs and thanks for the great photos, especially the woods!

gracia said...

Feel better, Cally.

And wishing I had a delectable milkshake too... banana, raspberry & mango - yum! At least there are summertime fruits even if little else feels like it.

see you, g

cally said...

you ladies are such a tonic. thankfully yesterday was half dry and today we've had some sun so have whisked a load of washing out on the line before the rain returns, perfect timing as Mr P has returned with smelly socks ;)

Ruth Singer said...

I'm suffering lack of sunshine zing too, especially today while I'm doing my accounts.

julie said...

Love the top picture of the logs and the similar one of the carrots xxx

p.s.sorry for disappearing...

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