Well, here we are, almost at the end of my first week in my new job. Apart from a tiny lurk, I've been somewhat absent from blogland this week as I've been a wee bit wiped out each evening.
The good news is that, after a couple of little admin issues, work is turning out to be great and the people I have met so far are really lovely. I had my first visit to a school today to see the education programme in action and it's going to be so much fun - the kids were fab and so switched on to environmental issues :)
We've had meetings every day and there's a lot to take on board and plenty to learn but I'm sure I'll soon get into the new 'normal' and find the time for the creative things I enjoy and, most importantly, blogging!
Whilst I've been at work (or collapsed on the sofa) my veg seeds have been bursting into life.
I bought some 'sprouting seeds' and these ones are sprouted red cabbage seeds - they taste just like mustard and cress seeds but look really pretty sprinkled on salad. They're growing in a tray of damp tissue on the kitchen windowsill.
These are tiny baby basil plants :)
.....and the rocket seeds are rocketing away!!
I had a second - and this time successful - attempt at making mayonnaise using these fab instructions from Mrs Marmaladekiss. Thanks for sharing the recipe and great instructions Julia - the whisk did the trick!!!!
I tried to use my handblender to make it first time around and it failed dismally. This time I used my electric whisk and it worked like a dream.
I used some to make homemade coleslaw - yummmmmm.
I've used a bit more tonight to make Marie Rose sauce to have with some fish for tea.
I haven't managed to get round to making the meringues yet though!
Being out at work has meant I wasn't here to receive a lovely parcel of fabric that I'd ordered from Monda's shop. Tonight we whizzed down to the local sorting office to pick it up.
You really must go to Monda's shop if you haven't already been.
My gorgeous new felted wool blanket pieces :)
Monda also put this fabulous bundle of goodies in the parcel as a lovely surprise!! Thank you so much Monda - I don't how I'll ever dare to cut into it!
Before I go I feel the need to say something.
Just what's up, huh?
I go back to work and miss a bit of blogging and like the whole world updates their blogs like every day and sometimes more and I now have like twelve billion blogs to read!!!
Slow down people.
Chill a bit and take it easy.
I have catching up to do, ok?!!!!
.....going to get my fix now :)
p.s. I did do a little crafty something this week but can't show you as it would spoil the surprise for someone who has a birthday on Saturday - don't tell her I told you so!!!!