Hello,

It’s been a while since I have been on my blog and for those of you not taking part in the MKAL it’s been a while since you heard my voice in a new podcast episode and no, it has absolutely nothing to do with this wonderful bout of beautiful Spring weather we are having. I thought it would be a good idea to drop by and have a round up post about what has been going on in the Cottage.

First of all the MKAL workload on top of the podcast was extremely time-consuming. Editing is, unfortunately, something that takes a huge amount of time. Yes, I am a podcaster that believes in editing so that you can enjoy what you are listening to. I have also been recording future episodes of the podcast as well so there are some treats coming your way and you don’t even have to wait that long until the next episode of the podcast airs so watch this space!

We are taking a little break from the Notebook. It’s enforced really as the Cottage that we live in is under renovation. You can’t hear it but right this second there is a demo team in what used to be my kitchen which makes working extremely difficult. In short, my working week is cut in half for the next 2 weeks so yes content from me is a little light but the podcasts and blog posts that we are working on will make up for it. What are we doing for a kitchen I hear you ask? Well, that requires a post in itself!

A quick pic of one of our raised beds.

The garden has been a main focus of mine in the last 2 weeks as I need to catch up and plant our food now. The weather here has been too cold to germinate seeds outside so I have been working indoors to get my baby seedlings ready for moving out. It’s still a tad early here and we are by the sea so I’m playing it safe and being patient. We have some fine looking tomatoes, a cucumber plant, a courgette plant and aubergines inside and outside the lettuces are coming into their own along with the chard that we overwintered. The beets and spinach seem to have taken off over the last two weeks so I’m hoping for an early harvest of them too. It is looking like we will have an epic harvest of potatoes this year. We are suing one raised bed and lots of containers so it will be interesting to see the differences between them.

If you would like to catch up with a few posts of mine you can catch a recent post of mine on crafty places to visit in Ireland over on Karie Westermann’s blog here and of course, you can pop over to the Stolen Stitches blog tomorrow for a post from me. I will try and keep my guest post area updated so you can always find some extra content when I’m a little light here. I have also been working a lot with the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers so do pop on over to their Facebook or Ravelry and say hello to them. There are lots of exciting things happening with the guild this year and I’m delighted to be a part of that.

So, enough about me. What have all of you been getting up to recently?

 

 

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