In JANUARY I went searching for a very old Post Box This is the only known survivor of the Ludlow wall boxes with the cipher of Edward VIII. It's at Bawdsey in Suffolk.
In FEBRURY................a photo from another church visit. The C16 Bell Cage at East Bergholt.
MARCH and car boot season started, as did seed sowing - 8 "Pointy Peppers" seeds germinated
Going to WI meetings is something I enjoy, always good and mostly interesting speakers too. We heard about The Lost Bees in APRIL
In MAY is was lovely to go to the Suffolk Show again for the first time since 2019. I've already got my early-bird ticket for the 2023 show
Every month I change around the top of the bookshelf and I'm so glad that I found the 12 plates at a boot sale in April featuring Edith Holden's illustrations from the Country Diary book.
Here's the 1st JUNE with the June plate and a few summer things
JULY and this is what I did with an overgrown courgette that wasn't quite a marrow. From a recipe in the Good Housekeeping preserves book
and using dried apricots that had been in the cupboard since Christmas 2021 I also added grated ginger and it made the most delicious jam. Something I could easily make again next year.
AUGUST and so good to be growing and harvesting things again after the moving house year of 2021. These were the giant plum tomatoes called Super Mama. I'm definitely growing them again in 2023. They were so good for chutney and relishes.
During SEPTEMBER I had a few days out - one to Dunwich on the coast. Dunwich was once a large town but has mostly been lost to the sea over the last 500 years.
OCTOBER was the month of "The Builders" doing my new en-suite and the installation of the new heating oil tank. I no longer have to think about the macerator pump suddenly going wrong and at last I can have a shower in a room with a radiator - well worth the upheaval.
|Mid October - nearly finished|
Through NOVEMBER I wrote blog posts for each letter of the Alphabet, it was fun to do and made me think more about subjects to write about - good for the brain!.
Q is for Questions was the most popular with 2,256 page views!
This little book came in so handy for Photos in Advent this year! - Which was my 8th year of posting a Christmas or Winter photo all through DECEMBER.
That's another year of blogging that has whizzed by - onwards into 2023..................