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This week!

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.

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The changing seasons and beautiful sunsets.

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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.

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The Humble Pie in Erlby.

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Just loved the interior, and my food.

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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

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Rosemary biscuits. And for processing the last of the greenhouse crop.

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I was gifted these apples by a lady at the family history group.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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One

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Two, sorry about the blur

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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.

 

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Autumn Walk

We had a lovely outing today full of glorious Autumn colours at the Yorkshire Arboretum

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Thought you might like to come along too.

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and these

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and this

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and this grand old gent who guards the beehives.

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It was nice to get out and enjoy the sunshine. We have been so busy with this and that and more this and that, I have been a bit negligent with my blog. Hoping to make amends in the weeks to come. Meantime I have Bake Off to catch up with….

 

Castle Howard Arboretum

The sun shone, well mostly, so we headed off to the Arboretum at Castle Howard for some Autumn Colour, which I hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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The Lake

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Glorious oranges

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Purple autumn crocus, I like that I can an insect inside the petals.

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Yellows

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Reds

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And more reds

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A dead tree left for the bees and insects

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The vista across the valley

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A shelter to rest in

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A Fairy home

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And more fungi

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Clouds, I thought the blue in the middle looked like a rabbit. Mr E says I am very strange.

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Glad this cat is not for real

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And Lunch, Homemade mushroom soup and a cheese scone.

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