1. Ikea has recently opened in St Louis and I went to check it out this week, I haven’t been to an Ikea in over ten years, so it was nice to have a look around and get stocked up on Elderflower cordial and Swedish chocolates. The cookies/biscuits in this picture are like mini ‘jammie dodgers’ which makes them a winner!
2. My purple hair is fading rather nicely I think and I have had many conversations about the radical application of colour on top of grey/white rather than bleaching to start with. The lady in the post office informed me helpfully that a very popular colour to dye hair at the minute is grey, so that is handy to know!
3. Over the weekend we had our first ‘frost advisory’ in the weather forecast – be advised, there may be a frost. So I picked some of the green tomatoes from the vines and I chucked a tarpaulin over the rest. What to do with green tomatoes which won’t induce a nasty stomach ache? After some research (thanks Pinterest), I made some ‘Spicy tomato pickles’. I am supposed to wait six weeks before eating them, so I hope they are not a disaster!
4. Another job this week was Halloween decorating which my ten year old happily takes on. I brought up the decorations from the basement and we invested in a selection of bones for the occasion. I decorated the porch and he made this rather ace graveyard which has already caused consternation among the neighborhood dogs!
So Autumn is here with Halloween around the corner and cold nights and mornings firmly in place. Almost time to carve the pumpkins and make soup from their innards!!
Happy Monday x