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Monday, 15 August 2016


What a whirlwind of a day!

Today was the day that I handed in my months notice at work, and what is more, I have been put on gardeners leave for the month!!
It's a gardeners dream, especially in this weather, although with everything else that's going on I doubt I'll be doing much in the Garden.

I didn't phone and tell Carly about the gardeners leave and rode straight home to surprise her. As I turned the corner of our road I saw Carly and the kids waving and cheering out of the window to greet me, they had heard my bike coming from a mile off and guessed what had happened.

I'm truly blessed that I've been able to spend the day with my family and can't get my head around the fact that I'll be with them every day, it's such a weight off my shoulders and all the stress from work has just melted away and I've been able to have real fun with the kids today without getting stressed out.

For lunch we had Sweetcorn and Cheese Savoury pancakes with courgettes, red onion, cherry tomatoes, podded peas, rocket, watercress and topped with little fried quail eggs. It sounds like a feast but really we were just using up odds and ends from the fridge!

The reason we were emptying out the fridge was because the american fridge freezer has packed up. the fan has stopped working so the top of the fridge and freezer are starting to get warmer than they ought to be, so in true F.A.S.T style I have ordered a new fan and will fix it myself when it arrives.

After Lunch since it was such a beautiful day we headed out to play around in the park and scare away the locals with my milky whites

Then I had some more good news for the day when I found out we had won a free ebook of our choosing from the lovely Leigh over at 5 Acres and a Dream
We opted to receive her book How to make a Herbal Salve so since I've got a lot of time on my hands all of a sudden you can expect a review in the very near future when I've finished reading it.

To crown this glorious day, We've added a new patch to the Etsy store

Hope you all have a wonderful week!



  1. So very happy for you guys!

  2. Getting a month off just at the right time - magical. Hope you have a great summer.

  3. What a day. I hope everything continues in the good way for you all.

  4. that is just so awesome that you have a month off at such a nice time of year! get out there, enjoy yourself, let the kids run you ragged, spend some lovely and quiet evenings with your lovely wife....and for the love of gawd - stop putting up pics of such delicious looking food! naw' jes' teasin' - i love food pics!

    your friend,


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