Yesterday was another one of “those days” where you do not-much but end up exhausted at the end of it. Flint spent the morning pottering around in the yard as our internet connection was too flaky to use.. Im not entirely sure what I did, other than shop for fixings to make sushi and go thrift shopping, and swing by the dollar store, in the evening.

At the local goodwill I picked up an ice cream maker, which I was looking forward to trying. I love homemade ice cream and I’m constantly on the hunt for a potential replacement for when I have to retire my trusty, old, churn (which is older than I am!) As soon as I got home, I popped the basin into the freezer as the store only gives you 24 hours to test and return electronics. I gave it a go this afternoon and, sad to say, it didn’t work at all so it was returned. It made the milk cold and a bit bubbly, but that was it. I ended up using the old one to finish the job, so we do have some fresh vanilla ice cream now. A win, anyway you look at it!

On the way home from thrift shopping we stopped in to the dollar store, a required stop to stock up on frozen orangeade and various knick-knacks. I grabbed a few more packets of seeds as back up. The rain seems to have washed away my basil, and the cucumber is still looking a bit sad. If nothing else, I’ll get some herbs to grow inside too, if I’m lucky. Flint found a special treat for me there, too. He found Maltesers! They’re like whoppers but better… yummy malty chocolatey goodness, that had me jumping up and down like a toddler when I saw them.

This morning we went poking about at yard sales after running an errand, and I got myself a few things which were absolutely not needed.. but they came home with me anyway. We found one yard sale where the seller had a bunch of lovely, lush potted plants for sale. I picked up a spider plant that had a nice shape to it, with lots of runners which I can trim and plant in turn. I also picked up a case of 24 energy drinks for $5 and some table place markers that are little blackboards on stands… perfect for plant labels.


I’ve not yet finished filling holes in the dry wall, so its very rough looking at the moment!



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