I was told it takes two years to recover after paid work and now I know what was meant. Let’s see if I can convey what life in so-called retirement now looks like two years in.
There’s time to appreciate nature.
The changing seasons and beautiful sunsets.
Time to stop for lunch when you have gone sofa shopping again. ( We started this back in the January sales of you remember. We couldn’t agree. Finally a sort of compromise was reached with Mr E. He would choose one and I would choose another. The one I choose was delivered back in June. He has finally made his choice.) I digress. Lunch.
The Humble Pie in Erlby.
Just loved the interior, and my food.
Chicken Caesar salad. I love the chicken salt pot. The fish milk jug was cute but messy. OK so it was me that was messy.
There’s time for baking
Rosemary biscuits. And for processing the last of the greenhouse crop.
I was gifted these apples by a lady at the family history group.
Multi purpose apples as they can be eaten raw or cooked and then eaten. I made Eve’s pudding(apple sponge) and have enough left over for some apple flapjacks.
And gardening. Bags of crocus, daffodils and tulip bulbs from the local nursery to plant.
And then the unexpected. Four years ago when I started this blog I joined a CAL organised by Rachel
We worked our way through the book 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. I created this.
A gorgeous garden inspired blanket. It came back to me this year for some repairs. Anyway long story short, Rachel completed her blocks but other projects came along and she didn’t join her blocks together. This week she gifted them to me.
All of them. Oh boy do her crochet skills knock mine into a tin hat. She is so good. They are so neat. These won’t come undone. They are lovely. Rachel is left-handed. Do have a look at her blog if you aren’t familiar with it already.Lots of information for the left handed hooker. I had a happy afternoon sorting the blocks into three piles to make three lap blankets.
Two, sorry about the blur
And three. I plan to then gift the finished blankets to a care home where I know they will really be appreciated. Thanks again Rachel.
So that’s just a week in retirement, and of course the washing , ironing, cooking ,cleaning and yarning along!
Wonder what next week will bring? What will your week bring?
Have a great weekend.