Looking like a creature from middle earth (the angst of going grey in unusual places)
A late Earth day challenge at ‘Green Cottage’..
Improving our recycling at home (thanks to Racoons tearing up our garbage bags)
Recipe with photos for ‘Welsh Cakes’..
May 12th, 2008
Dear Blog Diary
Its funny how a busy, busy day can be the very day you catch up with things. At last a blog entry- I’ve missed doing this!
The Angst of Going Grey- It Would be Greener!
When my only son Josh (he who aspires to be a writer of fiction and is currently obsessed with the Mayan culture) starts staring at me for prolonged periods of time, with glassy eyes and a smirk on his face, I know its time to purchase a box of ‘Clairol Deep Auburn’…
I try not to dye my hair too often. One look on a box of hair dye you will see why- not really very green. Unfortunately not dyeing my hair frequently leads to periods of time where I greet the world, on a daily basis, with rather bizarre looking silver temples (I try not to go out too much when these arrive )
Thats when Josh amuses himself by staring at me before proceeding to talk incessantly about ‘Middle Earth’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Anime’..I think ‘Labyrinth’ has been thrown in for good measure too. “Don’t dye your hair Mom”…”those SILVER bits look soo cool!”….
Although I love grey hair and secretly yearn for the day when I reach a more suitable age to suit such greyness, at 40 something I am just not ready for it yet!
A Late Earth Day Challenge
It really has been a challenge here post winter. My constant recycling and inability to get the filled recycling bags out for garbage collection in time (we live down a 1/4 mile lane which was sometimes impassable early mornings in winter to make the garbage truck) have led to lots of blue bags been blown around by strong winds and into the woodland. Emily and I have retrieved many of bags complete with their contents……we still have much to do and many trips to make to the recycling centre.
But we also stored some black bags too and this is when we realized that our recycling/composting was definately not up to scratch. A few noctural visits by racoons highlighted this fact by ripping open several bags to reveal compostable items as well as some recyclable ones too…
So we are now working towards better recycling and I think a big composting area is in order too!
Coming Shortly— Welsh Cakes and a Quick and Easy (and frugal) recipe to make on board your boat!