I got the sewing machine out today. I've not done any sewing for a few weeks and I've got half a dozen dresses cut out ready to be made for the Dress A Girl charity. It only took an hour to complete this. I love making these dresses. They're a perfect little project to see through from start to finish without taking up too much time.
I also made some peanut butter and banana cakes. It was only a 2oz mixture but by the time I'd added a good tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter and a mashed up banana I managed to get 12 little cakes in total. I'm not sure whether Amy and Thomas will like them but if not, I'll freeze them for myself. They may not be very big but they're just right for when I fancy a little treat now and then.
I'm beginning to get fed up of this weather. The garden looks as grey as it did at the beginning of the year. There are plenty of buds on the plants but still no sign of colour ready to burst forth. Look at this little posy I was able to pick from the garden on 22nd June last year. What's going on?
I'm hoping the weather improves tomorrow. Amy is going on a day trip to Lake Windermere as part of her geography coursework and me and Mark are planning to visit Eyam in Derbyshire, also known as The Plague Village. We've been trying to get there for ages but haven't managed it yet. I'd be happy to walk around in the rain but Mark's a bit of a fair weather man so I'm praying for dry weather.
I've unashamedly cut and pasted the text below about Eyam for anybody who's interested in such things. Personally, I love this sort of history.