I seem to have blinked and suddenly May is over.
We got through so much during May, work-wise, holiday-wise, food-wise ... I think I've eaten far too much food recently. Even though we both got small portions of everything while on holiday, we still came home feeling podged ... and I was 2lbs heavier!!
Anyway the month has whizzed by, so much so that all of these photos were taken to be shared with you on the blog during May and were never used. As I've now gone over to the June folder on my computer I thought that I would share them all today and start off June with a last look at May.
The top photo is my basket of 'you should use these things up soon' foods
It was a month of eating simply and using up what I had in, also of bulk cooking at least one thing each week to use over the course of the week. This time it was penne pasta.
I only really shopped twice, this was the second lot of purchases. A total spend of £13.34 spent at Sainsbury's buying only what I needed to make what I already had into satisfying meals ... along with two more of the tubs of spread while they were on such a good offer.
My mustard sneakers on the mustard rug just made me smile one day, so I decided to take a photo to remember the moment. Seeing the photo here made me wonder how many years I have had these shoes for and looking HERE
it would seem they are three years old. They are a bit faded now compared to then, but still as comfy.
I had a roll of Aldi shortcrust pastry that was past it's best buy date in the fridge, so I decided to make up a batch of little tartlets with random bits of veg from the fridge and topped them with cheese. The same filling was used in the pasty made from all the rolled out offcuts of pastry. It made for a tasty lunch for three days for me and one day for Alan.
The dogs waiting for Alan to appear at the door ... form an orderly queue ladies. 😄
My little greenhouse was moved to the garden mid-month.
Rather than buy a Gro-Bag I decided to simply use one of the bags of compost that I already had for my main tomato plants. I thought this would also weigh down this flimsy growing space. Everything is looking so much bigger and better today, they are relishing their position in the morning sun.
And finally, just because it was the last saved photo in my May file, my elder son's new work cab.
He is taking to the road again after a couple of years of being the garage foreman for Thomas Armstrong in Cumbria, and will be driving their number one heavy haulage tractor unit
which bears a memorial to a former manager. He simply could not resist the urge to be in control of the star of the company fleet and he will be taking it to as many truck shows each year as he can, as well as driving it with some of the heaviest loads that the company transports on a day to day basis.
So that was May, I wonder what June will be bringing us?