But you know, once I got started I really quite enjoyed it. I've only done one cupboard and drawer so far as I wanted to see what the blue looked like, but the transformation from dingy, unmovable grease-marked cream to clean, springtime blue is such an encouragement. Hoping to get much more done this weekend.
I also had a very enjoyable time cooking. I made fish pie from a recipe in this very helpful book:
(Oh dear, how can you tell I lifted the picture from Amazon?). Full of great ideas for cost-cutting cooking, my family have liked most of the recipes I've tried from here, and getting them to eat fish pie is a triumph in itself. However, as I tipped the last of the frozen peas into the dish, I glanced at the wrapper before I threw it away...
Those tiny little words to the right of 'Garden Peas' say 'serving suggestion':
Now I don't know about you, but I don't believe putting a few peas in a bowl and tipping the rest out of the sieve and onto the table top an ideal way of serving them. I think my family would complain just a tad. How about yours? I wonder who at the 'Tesco wrapper design department' got paid to think that one up?
Yesterday I felt very content and happy with my lot. Then this morning I came downstairs to find this guy just outside my back door:
After my usual visitors of blue tits, robins and blackbirds, he was quite a spectacular sight.
Have a good weekend everyone!