If I'm not doing something a little on the creative side, I get itchy fingers.
I've had very itchy fingers recently.
So Romy and I set to - making cards. I'm not exactly sure why. The Spanish don't send cards except on very rare occasions. Nor do they give bunches of flowers to say thank you, or cheer up, or well done. They do appreciate it when I do it but so far, we haven't changed the habits of a lifetime.
There will be some craft fairs coming up as we move towards the cooler weather and maybe there will be some interest if we try and sell them there. Cards and chocolates...it's a nice combination. Otherwise, we may have an excess of cards on our hands. Especially as I've ordered a whole load of card-making goodies from the internet that haven't yet arrived...
Here are some of our attempts...I tell you which are mine and which are those of my 9 year old daughter because you'd struggle to guess! She is fantastic!
|This one is mine|
|And this is a joint effort|
|One of mine|
|And one of Romy's|
|And another of mine.|
|This is mine - an attempt to include chocolate! I might work on this idea....|
And we have a GLUT of cherry tomatoes so this morning, I spent a good hour cutting them in half before setting three trays out to dry in the sun. I sprinkled one lot with herbs and chilli flakes as well as salt and I've already bottled those in olive oil to eat in their nearly dried state. They are absolutely delish!!
This tray and another will go out again tomorrow for another drying session. I want some that are totally dry that I can keep in a container and pop into soups and sauces. The rest will be to add to salad dishes or to eat as a little tapa with some bread and olives. Yummmmmmmm.
FR has been doing wonders with the piles of vegetables that our neighbours have been
Yes, we've been busy.
And now I am off to make some fig and orange jam with a huge tray of green figs that was given to me this morning!
Has the summer given you an excess of anything good?