(Note to self) 5 kilos of strawberries makes 14 jars of jam. And it's too many to get an effective boil going in my pan. 5 kilos of apricots makes 16 jars of jam. And that's enough for now until there is some fruit in the garden.
We have been so busy on the house that I missed a tree full of cherries. How did that happen? One minute they were way off ripening and the next they were on the ground. Always next year.
Today was supposed to be the day when I went round taking photos of everything and wrote a detailed blog with pictures.......................
Instead, it's taken to almost bed time to get the bloody jam to set. But then I hadn't taken the pictures either.
The house is brilliant. We need another visit from the electrician to fix lights and the plumber to connect up water but apart from that, upstairs is pretty much finished. The tiler is two days into a three day job in the bathrooms. All the walls are white, all the wood is brown, we have skirtings.
The stairman is coming on Tuesday, the floor sander is booked for next week for the ground floor floors.
My gloopy joints are brilliant. Especially downstairs where you pretty much can't see the join anywhere!
I have been telling the neighbours that I will be eating in the square for 14th July and then sleeping in our house. Talking about it makes it happen, right?