Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Today I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I still look the same. My mind is willing but my body isn’t always able. Don’t judge people by their age or how they look and presume they’re okay! And if you see me and I’m struggling don’t ignore me! I am still me! Sharon x 22…

Clandestine Cake Club

Clandestine Cake Club If you still haven’t heard about Clandestine Cake Club you really are missing out… missing out on lots of cake as well as meeting lovely people who also love cake! It doesn’t cost money to join CCC, we just ask that you buy a couple of drinks at events to say thank you…

Edward 8th Post Boxes – EVIII

Edward 8th Post Boxes *Latest update 5 October 2014 –  92 EVIII post boxes found from our list* Post boxes are all around us but how many of us notice them?  We mainly see a familiar red and black post box.  They’re actually part of our social history, and they’re not all the same.  They all bear…

Growing Weather

This week our allotment was definitely growing well. We’ve had lots of warm sunshine for a few weeks but no rain… thank heavens we have a water supply at the plot so our raised beds have stayed well watered.

Sunny Days Up At The Plot

Another bank holiday weekend and more glorious sunshine and warm weather in West Leeds. Lots of heavy duty weeding done by Mr C while I did more gentle weeding in the raised beds. More seeds sowed and some of the plants we’ve grown at home are now in their final growing position. A few more…

Pop Goes The Rhubarb!

When do you know if your forced rhubarb has worked? When it pops the lid off! Ta dar!!! I’m proud of this for our first attempt.

Can You Hear The Birds And The Bees?

Today has been a glorious day up at the allotment. The birds were singing, bees were buzzing around our daffodils and the sun was shining! 14 degrees was definitely t-shirt weather in West Leeds! Mr C planted some Charlotte potatoes in one of our small raised beds. A layer of manure first to create a…

Up To The Knees In Muck!

A huge thank you to Mr C for getting loads of free manure from the local stables and carrying it up to the allotment on Good Friday. Yes he had to carry it up the lane because it was too muddy to push the wheelbarrow! Then today we got to collect a big tub of…

Is it Spring yet?

I feel like I’ve neglected our allotment this winter as I haven’t visited since just before Christmas! Winter seems to have been playing games with us becoming colder and harsher as we thought we were heading towards Spring. We’re now officially in Spring and the clocks are on BST but I’m still unsure about sowing…

Bluesky Gum Gel For Nail Extensions

I’ve been using Bluesky Nail gel colours for almost a year and love the colours, quality and affordability that this brand gives me as a home user. A couple of months ago Bluesky brought out their Hard Gel. This product is in a bottle with a brush and has meant my nails are finally growing…

Crochet Baby Bear Hat With Ears

I’m hoping this hat will fit my little Bush Baby friend. If not now then next winter!! Well I had to guess how big his head was! I’m happy to share my pattern for this hat but please credit me and HumbugsHouse on social media if you do make one and post about it.  Hook…

V Stitch Crochet Hat and Scarf

I learned to crochet almost 5 years ago… wow… That’s flown by! Recently I’ve come across some new stitches and I love how well the ‘V Stitch’ grew for this hat and scarf I made the gorgeous Miss T for Christmas 2017. A really easy stitch for beginners! My addiction for making pom poms also…

Hello Paper Lover Subscription

The newest subscription on the block is Hello Paper Lover! It sold itself with the title!  I find beauty and make up subscriptions can get a bit much as how many mascara can one girl use at once? Especially when that girl has only got bottom eyelashes thanks to alopecia! 😦  Being a tight Yorkshire…

And Then It Was November…

How did we get to November so quickly? It doesn’t seem long since I was planting my pumpkin seeds in Spring and now we’re eating them in soup and cakes! All that nurture and love and then I come at them with a carving knife… my poor babies!Things are still growing up at the allotment……