Happy Tuesday fellow frugellers.
It was a lovely day yesterday here in Derbyshire. Which is not what we were expecting after the weather forecast. YGD stopped overnight on Sunday night and has done quite a bit to the piece of garden we have allocated to her. She has planted the plants she started a few weeks ago. So far she has planted tomatoes, sunflowers, chillis, onions, french beans and basil.
She also helped me start some baking for a meeting that our Civic Society is hosting on Wednesday.
We made carrot cakes and mincemeat cake and gingerbread men (for her of course!) Today I am making , date and walnut cake. and lemon drizzle cake. Some one else is making a couple of Victoria sandwiches.
As you may have gathered that was yesterday ! I still don't seem to have time to do this blog justice at the moment and now I am racing towards our "function" this afternoon. In brief, each November , as part of the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site Discovery Days we stage an exhibition and take walks around our area, highlighting the rich industrial heritage. Each year we attempt to ring the changes at the exhibition to keep people interested and spotlight something new. A few weeks ago one of our members suggested that we highlight the local wireworks that closed in 1996. We have been gathering oral histories for some time now and thought that we would do something similar with the wireworks. As many of the ex-workers are now elderly we thought that a get-together might be a pleasant way for them to share their memories while providing a rare social opportunity (not much happens around here!) This afternoon between 1.30 and 4.30 we have the village hall and have put posters out and sent messages to people who either worked at the wireworks or had a relative who worked there, to come along for tea and cake and a chat.
We will see what happens. There might be three people turn up or thirteen, but we need to be ready for whatever happens (it is chucking it down which doesn't bode well). So cameras, dictaphones, papers and pens, display boards etc are ready for me to take round. And of course - tea and cake !
I'll let you know how it goes.
We are off to Cornwall fishing again this weekend. We will drive down on Friday (my birthday) and come back on Sunday, just a quick trip. I suppose the family will call round on Sunday as usual and that will be another weekend gone. Time really is flying. it gets like that as you get older!
Bye for now, sorry about the rubbish totally non-frugal/self sufficient post I will try harder next time!