Another busy week in the pre-Christmas rush. The highlight of the week so far was to celebrate our special get-together with the Sew Wot ladies on Tuesday. I’ve been out and braved the queues at the busy local post office, standing in a long line to get an overseas parcel to my quilting pen friend Carol weighed and posted – and purchased plenty of stamps while I was there. If there’s something I really dislike it is queuing at the post office – no matter what time I go, there is always a queue! But that job’s done now, thank goodness. Then I sat down and wrote cards and letters to overseas friends – another job off the list.
Cooking up marmalade
Another job done was to make a batch of marmalade – not something which was on my “to do” list, but just sneaked on. When my friend Shirley picked some grapefruit for me straight off her tree, I couldn’t say no. Seems a lot of older people cannot eat grapefruit if they take a particular medication, so the fruit is not as popular as it once was. The fruit was prepared, put through the food processor and left to soak overnight. Then the next day I cooked it up, ladled the hot mixture into the prepared jars, and just look at all that golden goodness. Robin can’t eat marmalade either, so it is all mine – this little lot will last me for ages.
We’ve been out and purchased a ham for the holidays, just a small one, so it can fit in our caravan fridge. And cut, chopped and frozen bags of rhubarb growing rampart in our garden so it doesn’t go to waste. I’ve managed to factor in a trip to the hairdresser for a long overdue hair cut, and we are away for the weekend to attend our Christmas Caravan Club Rally. No wonder I haven’t had time for any sewing this week!