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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Can't Cook, Won't Cook, Part 2

Today I was willing to cook. I had a lovely gammon joint all prepared. I had the potatoes peeled, par-boiled and ready for roasting. The oven had been on for 10 minutes and was nice and hot, I opened the door to pop in the joint when sparks flew at me from the inside back of the cooker, there was a loud pop and the acrid smell of burning.

Oh woe is me, my oven has cooked it's goose! but there was no way it was going to cook my gammon.  The grill was still working so after a bit of chopping and jiggery pokery, I managed to grill several pieces, but the roast potatoes had to stay boiled. Not quite a disaster but it is a deceased oven and I don't know how it is going to get fixed!

Looks like it's beans on toast for the rest of this week, at least.

My attempt at being a good Mommy today saw me taking all the badges off No. 2 Son's Beavers jumper



and re-sewing them all on No.1 Sons old Cubs jumper. No. 2 Son is "swinging up" (I'm sure it shouldn't be called that!) this week and needs the change of uniform. Sewing is not really my forte, I don't know how to use a machine, which is why I don't own one and even my hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired. So I can assure you this was not a job I enjoyed, but it was a labour of love. All I can say is he'd better stick it out at Cubs for at least a Term or there'll be trouble.

Thankfully, I did manage to fit in making a couple of cards when we got back from Church. Two New Baby cards, one for my neighbour, who went in to hospital on Friday morning to be induced and must have had her little boy by now. I think I might be more excited waiting for news than she is having him. All I know is he hadn't arrived by yesterday lunchtime!!

I also made a couple of flowery ones, just for fun.


Now I'm off for a tour around Blogland to see what you have all been up to this weekend, then it's back to my blankets for the evening, despite the repetitive crochet ache going on in elbows and hands.

Lots of Love Arwedd xx

16 comments:

  1. What lovely cards - you are clever! I saved hard for my crochet hooks and they were worth every penny - they are called Tulip hooks and they are made in Japan - they are ergonomic and very soft to hold, so no matter how long I crochet for, my fingers etc. never ache xx

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    1. They sound very good. I may have to save up some pennies for these too!

      Arwedd xx

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  2. Super cards. Sorry to hear about your oven, hop eyou get it fixed soon.

    X x

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    1. Thank You. I hope so too!

      Arwedd xx

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  3. You are seriously talented in the card department! My cooker is hanging on for grim death, but luckily we invested in a mini oven a couple of years ago so we do have back up...as long as we don't cook anything too large!
    Jane x

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    1. The lovely Frugal Queen has a mini oven too. I might have to "grill" her about it!!

      Arwedd xx

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  4. I just checked out your original Can't Cook, Won't Cook post. Wow, I get the feeling your never cooked at all? So well done on taking the bull by the horns! As the saying goes - 'practice makes perfect'. Baking is probably to most tricky as you need to be accurate with your measurements & methodical with the order of additions. Once you get into the swing of things by making your meals from scratch you will wonder why you ever bought packets to add. Hope your oven gets the servicing it needs soon & you can get back on your merry cookery way. Same with the sewing, if you can crochet, you will be able to learn to sew. I am a mender - much to surprised looks & gasps from many I know who wouldn't dream of it. I know we live in a throw away society, but a few minutes with a needle & thread is not such a big deal, it would take longer to drive to the shop for a new garment.
    Great cards once again!

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    1. I wasn't really allowed in the Kitchen as a child, so it is all a bit new to me. Sounds ridiculous at 41 I know. I do well with microwaving pre-packed food!!

      Thanks for your comments.

      Arwedd xx

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  5. I just wrote you a really long comment but then the computer lost it! How annoying. Sorry about that, but I did enjoy your post. Hope your neighbour and baby are ok xxxx

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    1. Now I'm really curious as to what you had written before??

      Still not heard about my neighbour, starting to get worried now!

      Arwedd xx

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  6. Just when you were getting in to the swing of all this baking, hope you manage to get the oven mended soon. The cards are fab, hope there's some news on the new arrival soon.

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    1. Have ordered new part for oven - £22.24. Not so good on the spending front but it's one of those things I have to have!!

      Thanks

      Arwedd xx

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  7. Come here for a craft day this week then? We can cook and eat in my kitchen! FM xx

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    1. I can still rustle something up between the Hob and the microwave so you're still welcome to come here. Will give you a ring tomorrow.

      Arwedd xx

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  8. Love your cards Arwedd. You are very Talented

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    1. You're very kind, I look at lots of craft sites and think everyone else's are much better than mine, but I have to stop being so negative with myself, so thank you.

      Arwedd xx

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