I am not sure what was a bigger shock. Paying £107 to fill our
The shocker of it all was only one person in the packed petrol station asked if I was okay and she shouted it from over at the pump where she was filling her car. The man parked behind me waiting
So here I am, not a happy camper but if I am propped up in a certain chair in the sitting room and don't move anything much at all I am only uncomfortable rather than in big pain. I sat there for three hours though and I got bored. How sad is that? I finished crocheting the wee blanket. I played on my iPad and then I got restless - so here I am. I am not staying around long and am not sure how much you will hear from me over the next few days. On the other hand if I can't do much other than crochet, watch telly and get bored you may get sick of hearing from me.
On the bright side, everyone is being really, really nice to me. I like that! And I don't have to cook dinner as we are getting an Indian takeaway. See, a silver lining to every cloud. And I have enough yarn to keep me crocheting for a long time yet. Won't be getting down on my hands and knees to pin the quilt though. Not for a few days I think.
Before I go and look like a Victorian invalid with my blanket draped over my legs I will tell you that yesterday's ginger cake was a huge hit. Here is what was left after the devastation that happened to it during dessert last night -
And that's the cook book I got the recipe from. Dad bought it for me yesterday. Thanks Dad. I played with the recipe some because I am like that. I added quite a bit more ginger than listed, plus I added some cinnamon and allspice. I like my spice cakes to have spice in them. What can I say? I would give you the recipe courtesy of the Two Hairy Bikers but the book is in the kitchen and I'm not. I am not up to sprinting/strolling/crawling that distance right this moment so you will either have to wait or go out and buy the book yourself - unless you have a father handy who wants to buy it for you.
I would send photos of the completed blanket but, as above, that is beyond my capabilities right now. I took the cake photo while still in one piece this morning. Thought I had better before the whole cake was gone.
I had better get back to my invalid's chair and crochet hook or they will start thinking that I am well enough to cook dinner. (Nah, even they are not that insensitive.) Joking aside, they have been wonderful - husband, daughters, and father. The only thing I am in trouble for right now is moving out of said chair.
Hope you are having a better day than me!