Menu plan 5

Thusday’s post – I was waiting for a picture of my Nana so here it is:)
9 sleeps until my 2 weeks and a day off – it’s getting closer!

Menu plan 5 (week 32) is over on the Menu Plan tab.  I’ve added it to the top of the previous weeks, so I can refer back to them maybe this time next year.

Thank you for the comments for my Nana’s birthday.  Last night we had a lovely time celebrating with my Nana for her 94th.  The kids made her a card and my Mam put a photo book together for her with pictures of all the family in, which she loves.  Nana is very family orientated and always has stories from back in the day to recount for us (multiple times!).

Tonight I plan on completing the very boring task of getting on top of the clothes that need washing and putting away.  I’m also going to spend an hour in the veg plot after I’ve rode my lovely horse.  I have to work for a bit tonight but as the kids are out, so I should be able to get most things done.

Duck update:  She’s still got a limp and if I’m honest she doesn’t seem any better however she has laid an egg in the cage bless her as I was starting to get concerned that she wasn’t laying and maybe was egg bound.  We think we’re going to put her back with her friends tonight and keep them in their smaller space for a day, then I can let her out on Saturday when I’m home all day and can keep the pesky geese away from her.

Here’s a little picture of Ryan, our “pet” goose whose Mam rejected him.  He follows me around chatting away to me.  Here he is outside the greenhouse whilst I was filling a bucket with water.  I’m sure his stories are fascinating, so I do tend to chat back with him.

Happy 94th Birthday Nana

10 sleeps until my 2 weeks off 🙂

Today’s veg box is just vegetables, milk and a bunch of bananas.  They got something wrong last week again (the driver left the wrong amount of milk) so if it’s wrong this week then that will be the 3rd time and I’ll have to reassess the milk situation.  I won’t know until I get home from work.  I’ve had to order the box as we don’t have much in the way of veg now.  This is all learning as I said before and although we have soups and things made from items we’ve already grown, there’s little fresh veg.

Their mistake does bring today’s total down to £15.37 as they’ve issued a refund for last week.  So veg scheme delivery so far this month is £38.08 and Tesco was £64, leaving around £148 for the rest of the month.

It’s my Nana’s 94th birthday today, so we’re at my Mam and Dad’s for a BBQ after work to celebrate.  This is becoming a bit of a tradition now although we used to live a lot closer to them than we do now, so this is the first year we’ll have to get back in the car and drive home afterwards (so no celebrating with alcohol!).  So Wednesday won’t be a “doing night” as by the time we get home, I have an hour’s work to do on Wednesday nights, so after that it’ll be bed time for us!  The animals are going away earlier on a night, around 9:45pm now, opposed to well after 10 on the longest days.  The only bonus is it means I can get a few earlier nights in again and not burn the candle at both ends.  The kids are sleeping out for 2 nights now, which feels strange.

Duck update:  Last night we put her in the bath and she loved it, it helped take the weight off the poorly leg for a while and she could be a duck again!  I’m going to try some Epsom salts for her as online they recommended to put in the bath with her water.  This morning she was still the same but is eating and drinking still so that’s good.  As it’s just Steven and I tonight, we’ll put her in the bath again and see how she goes.