Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

July 16th - 31st 2012

Wednesday 18th July - Poppy Line Beer Festival, Walk from Mundelsley, Mr. Kew's Lamb and The Conservative Club

We had plenty to talk about with our son and his fiancée during their stay with us; in particular their wedding arrangements. I have not mentioned before but they became engaged a few weeks ago; we could not be more delighted and are really looking forward to their wedding next year. We are so pleased the wedding will not be of the ostentatious type, their wedding will be as it should be; a celebration, along with friends and family, of their love and lifelong commitment to each other.

Saturday 21st July - Edith Cavell, Car Boot Sale and Saturday is a 'Tonic'

Sunday 29th July -Car Boot Sale, In the Garden, Thanks to NNDC and Meadow Cottage

As predicted Thursday’s Car Boot Sale was packed with stalls; attracting a good turnout of buyers. I understand the WI’s table produced a very satisfactory amount for the group’s funds and after donating items I also found a couple of bargains to buy.

We congratulated ourselves on Wednesday evening, apart from the chicken fillets Peter BBQ’d, our evening dinner was all home produced; potatoes, broad beans, courgettes plus we tried some of this years recently bottled elderflower wine. A very satisfying feeling and bought back memories of the days when we were tempted towards self-sufficiency, in which case no doubt the chicken would have been home produced too! My three year old hens Beckie and Cate are quite safe and will never be presented on a plate; they are pets and would be too tough to eat anyway. The broad beans have been prolific again this year rewarding us with plenty for the freezer; I cut our first cucumber the other day and picked the first tomatoes today to eat with our crab salad lunch (crabs fresh from Andy’s shop, of course). The raspberries have nearly finished and along with some blackcurrants and redcurrants, todays picking will be used for make a mixed fruit crumble for tonight’s dinner.

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