As we edge further into 2018, the question of what to do with Curiously Creatively becomes a matter of urgency. Well, OK, not exactly urgent, it’s not a matter of life and death (or even football come to that). However, the fact remains that our blog has been in the doldrums for a while and we haven’t been able to decide what to do with it. To push on with it, or to pull the plug? After much thought our decision has been that we should keep it going. We have enjoyed blogging about our crafting, gardening, baking etc and it seems a shame to delete all of those posts that we have put effort into writing and illustrating.
Both of us have been distracted by other activities, but in the short term Verity will be taking a break from CC to concentrate on her studies. That means that it will be my craft and gardening efforts enlivening these pages for the foreseeable future. I am hoping to arrange the occasional guest appearance to provide a change of voice. I also want to feature a few more ‘out and about’ posts as well to add a little variety. The last post, when I had a go at tackling the ‘Beat the Street’ initiative was one such expedition.
To start as I mean to go on, I have added in a couple of photos from recent activities that never made it into proper blog posts. I have made lemon curd, Rowanberry jelly and we have decorated our Christmas cake. During the summer Verity finished her wooden Hawker Hurricane model from a craft kit, which is now proudly displayed and also tested out a candle making kit. In addition, we had a good year in the garden, particularly with our runner beans and courgettes. We had a first this year in trying out making stuffed courgette flowers. This was something we were particularly pleased to have tried, having been meaning to make them for a while. They were rather tasty too! I hope to make more next season if the courgette crop does well again.
I shall be turning my attention to the garden again soon and I have (as usual) several recipes that I would like to try out. The autumn foraging has filled the top drawer of our freezer with wild fruit, so at some point I will be preserving gain. And that’s without all of those walks and activities that I aim to do, so there’s no shortage of things to do and to write up. I just need to get my fingers twinkling on the keyboard.
So, watch this space and I hope to see you again soon with another curious or creative activity to share with you!