Summer is definitely over here... I shall be going back to my degree course next week and won't that feel strange after such a long break. Almost like starting all over again... without having to do fresher's week though, which is a definite advantage... Freshers week: the definition of how to make your mature students feel really really old and out of place!
So, I won't be blogging anywhere near as often. I am aiming for once or twice a week, we shall see how I do!
For this last week before my life is turned upside down again I am having a last stab at decluttering... of course I haven't finished all of what I had aimed to do over the summer but I've made good inroads, so I won't beat myself up about it. Plus I've made a useful addition to my uni fees fund by selling my Liberty fabric stash! The bookcases are coming along but I am going to have to sand down the first one and repaint it having decided that non-drip gloss paint and books are never going to live happily together. The paint is still sticky after all these weeks.
And as you can see, I am still dealing with apples... I have made apple cake, and stewed blackberry and apple for crumble and the freezer, and blackberry and apple jam, and chutney (with apples in), and today I am stewing plain apple for a change. Phew! I am determined not to let so many go to waste this year, usually they rot faster than I can use them. My task has been made more difficult by the bumper crop though, and it has been difficult to give them away because everyone else has had a bumper crop too!
And for these last few days I shall be trying to spend less time on the computer and a bit more time enjoying the unexpectedly lovely weather.
And cooking apples.