Sunday, 8 January 2017

Juice and the interminable shawl.

Diet is very important to me as I try to be careful not to give the Fibro any excuse to hit me. After a few excesses at Christmas I decided to treat my system to some good wholesome juice. I don't waste the pulp that comes from the juicer, I mix it with porridge and cook it up for the chickens, they love it :D
The weather has been awful this weekend, so there has been no chance to get out for a proper walk. The dog has been for a quick stroll around the village, wearing his little waterproof coat, but it's not enough for either of us!
A hearty chicken casserole with lots of paprika, honey, orange juice, garlic and vegetables is just what's needed on a damp and chilly day. The honey and orange juice reduce down to make a lovely sticky barbeque sauce. We had it with hassleback potatoes, which are divine sprinkled with crunchy fresh ground salt and pepper.
As we've not managed to get out I've been sitting in and knitting. However, the shawl is just growing bigger and yet I only seem to be halfway through the pattern! When it's done though, it should be very warm and snuggly. I'm hoping to have it finished before our next visit to France.
Manchee had to be in this picture, reclining in front of the fire :D
A close up of the shawl, it's so worth the effort but I'm being (easily) tempted to do a little crocheting to use up my stash.

I found this gorgeous blanket on Pinterest, it's very like the style from Attic 24, so I'm thinking it might be one of Lucy's. It's gorgeous and something I'll be aiming for!


  1. Brain work here rather than crafting, but I am getting such a buzz from the family history again at the moment. LOVE that shawl and the Attic 24? crochet blanket. You will have to crochet for me.

  2. I will BB, it will be

  3. Your shawl is really looking lovely! I finished one for a friend with breast cancer, she wears it to radiation every day! I am making another for myself, but slowly since it is one of many projects. Cheers.