Well, it's finally happened !! Darren and I are officially out of lockdown and isolation as of last Sunday night and we have rejoined civilization. Melbourne started opening up Thursday night last week but unfortunately we had to wait another few days until Darren had a negative test result. By the time he had confirmation all the shops had closed for the day. Then both Darren and I were at work on Monday.
So Tuesday was our big day out. Darren went and got his haircut then we headed down to Sorrento for lunch and a world famous vanilla slice. Then we had a lovely walk along the pier and watched the fishermen wrestling with seaweed on their lines. I'm not normally a beach person but being at the beach gives a wonderful sense of freedom after such a long lockdown.
Here's what else we got up to this week -
* Mixed up a quadruple batch of choc chip biscuit dough for the freezer. I'm trying to get lots of dough into the freezer ahead of Christmas and the hot weather. There are a few people I'll be giving home baked biscuits ( cookies ) to as part of their present.
* Gratefully received a food dehydrator from a friend. This will be wonderful to use for our garden produce and for vegetable specials I find at our local fruit and veg shop.
* Darren and I made pizza from scratch including the base. This is quite a saving compared to takeaway pizza and tastes so much better then anything I've ever bought.
* Darren has been picking hot pink perfumed roses from our garden for my bedside table. With such beauty in our garden, we rarely buy flowers for our home.
* Luka our 2 1/2 year old grandson picked flowers for me from our garden. He said " Nanny, you need a barse ( vase ).
* Dried all the washing on the line. Sometimes I change my wash day to suit the weather.
* Used some of our shower warm up water to water our plants. The rest of the water went into the washing machine.
* Dug up 18.7 kilos of potatoes from the garden. These potatoes were grown from supermarket potatoes that had sprouted in my pantry. Free food worth at least $18 and chemical free.
* Fed lots of snail to the chickens as well as old lettuce plants.
* Picked sugar snap peas and a mini cauliflower from our garden.
* Used the thermos to make cuppas during the day. Turned all standby lights and unused appliances off when not needed. Stuck to the two light rule.
|From our garden|
|Digging for potatoes|
|The first bucketful.|
|The 18.7 kilo haul.|
|My gifted dehydrator.|
|Out and about in Sorrento.|
|THE vanilla slice|