My blog posts these days seem to be a bit....well...a bit y'know...a bit boring really.
I'm not saying that so that you'll all go 'Ooo no no Mrs Moogsmum, not boring at all' in your best Frankie Howerd voices.
It's just I seem to be lacking in the chuckle department. I may try and remedy that before this post is out.....depending on what I stumble across on the interwebs.
In the meantime, how about some plum jam?
Rather tough-skinned, under-ripe, transcontinental plums half price from the Co-op.
Transformed by a miracle of culinary magic into the runniest but yummiest six and a half rather disparate jars of deep ruby red jam. I used jam sugar and everything and boiled it for longer than the recipe told me and still it is runny - Locket said I should call it Plum Compote and be done with it!
Maybe I should distract you further with a very last minute bit of craftiness that occurred this afternoon.
Minx has had an unexpected but very welcome invitation to a birthday party tomorrow and this gave me the perfect excuse to ignore the ironing (again!) and have a lovely couple of hours playing with fabric.
This is for a seven year old girl - I hope she likes turquoisy blue and red.
I seem to have developed a bit of a thing for this colour combo as a result of the school quilt and can see me having to make a big quilty something in these colours soon........which isn't ideal as my fabric stash is somewhat lacking in both these colours and will cause me to have to buy lots more fabric ;)
What a shame.
Never mind :)
So, where were we?
Oh, yeh - in need of funny stuff.
Still working on it.
How about a slow worm that Monster discovered in the garden this afternoon?
Look away now if you have an aversion to slithery snakelike critters.
It's our resident slug murderer 'legless lizard' Sidney Slowworm. You can tell it's Monster pointing at him on account of the rows of cabbages growing under his disgusting finger nails!
Moogsdad - being a helpful sort of chap - not only took the photos (with MY best camera - ack!!) but carefully laid a £1 coin alongside Sid so you could get an idea of scale.
That sort of meticulous attention to detail is what you get when you marry a scientist :)
Oooh - I know what'll make you chuckle.
Moogsdad nipped out to the shops this afternoon for chicken shed disinfectant and came back with that and a big fat book about Tanks - of the military persuasion. He is now utterly engrossed in this fascinating tome and will, I daresay, be regailing me with hitherto unknown to me facts about armoured military vehicles.
This - dear blog reader - is why we don't have to spend a fortune on babysitters on a Saturday night - 'cos we reeeeally know how to enjoy ourselves!
Ok - here it is - I asked You Tube for some funny stuff :
3 and 4 were my favourites...what's yours?