Daisy rejected the flowers I had picked for Dot to welcome her home from her Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition yesterday.
She then scoured the garden for alternatives. Largely unsuccesfully. This Japanese Anemone was the only flower she could find. So you can imagine her disgust when a petal fell off when she was arranging them.
To glue it back on of course!
And she did. And it worked!
I wonder if it will still be hanging on there when all the others have dropped?
This is just the kind of mad Locket moment that I want the blog to record - because I know I'll forget otherwise and that would be a shame.
Today I made my first ever attempt at chutney. I absolutely LOVE chutney and over the summer Mr Locket, Dot and I made a point of buying new chutney and local cheeses on our (many) camping trips (more on them in another post) - so we ended up with about 7 jars in the fridge! I don't care that it's not really part of my Weight Watcher's diet - it's just too good to resist. So I don't know why it has taken me so long to make my own.
It's Old Dowerhouse Chutney from Delia's big black cookery book and it used up all the plums I carried back on the train last week after a lovely day with mum and dad and my BIG sister. (I had so much garden produce in my bag that I felt like the Town Mouse returning from the country)
The apples came from the tree in my garden - and were picked by Dot, who unfortunately got her crochet jumper rather tangled up in the tree, so she took it off and threw it to one side where unfortunately it landed in a big yellow bucket of slimy weeds and rainwater!
The only problem with the chutney is that I went off to watch a film and left it bubbling - and burnt it.
Hopefully the rather bitter caramelised taste will become something we learn to appreciate over time.
My knitting is going a little better.
I have finished another of Julie's Seasonal Dresses so now I need to knit the fox to wear it, and I have got a bit further with my Alfredo mittens although I'm finding the thumb insert really tricky to work out. I've tried looking at the other examples knitted but no one else seems to have had a problem so maybe it's just me.
And finally, here is another gratuitous photo of all my new alpaca yarn - just because it looks so lovely!