We needed a new stock of egg boxes so had a morning out to collect them and while we were out we popped into Diss to do a tour of the charity shops. We took a flask as per usual and had a coffee in the jeep before heading out around the town.
No bargains except one which I will keep you in suspense about until tomorrow!
By the time we had been all around the town and heading back to the car we were getting a bit peckish so bought a couple of cakes from Greggs to have with the rest of our coffee. A £1.15 treat and then another cheap treat - a bag of watercress, which I love, to have with a lasagne for dinner tonight.
The joy of being frugal is that even the treats are not expensive. If bought cakes and salads-in-a-bag are your normal fare then a treat would need to be something for £5 instead of £1!
I once grew watercress from seed as it doesn't need running water but the plants didn't do very well. It needs growing in pots that are stood in a big tray of water so that they are constantly damp. But I think they need feeding to get anything big enough to be able to cut to eat. I'm not sure if the seeds are still available.
This is what 1,800 Egg boxes looks like, what a good thing it is to have a spare room to keep them in!
Being out this morning means I missed the Scottish girls winning their Bronze medal in the Curling but hopefully I shall get to see the mens final which I'm guessing is tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow is also library van day but my book picture will have to wait until Saturday.
Keeping you guessing over what tomorrows photo will be..................................
Do you remember when charity shops were full to the brim with all sorts of interesting things? Before the days when they felt the need to ...
From my Country Wisdom and Folklore Diary There are lots of weather sayings for February many of them connected to the Ancient Imbolc...