Goodness Me!


You know all about the chaos at the moment in the UK regarding Brexit.  Well our Government have also decided that all businesses must now submit their VAT returns via their accounting software!  This is because some businesses lie on their returns!!!  I never have and the old way of submitting the return was great but because of a few we now have to use the new way!!  Well today I have spent most of the afternoon on the phone to our Accountant trying to sort it out!!!!!!  Chaos reigns!  After three hours I finally managed to get my software to talk to the Government software and submit it!!!!  I think I now need to go and lie down in a darkened room!!!!!!


I have been busy making jam, particularly Bramble Jam and Strawberry Conserve.  I still need to make the chutney’s for Christmas.


My Tomatoes are starting to ripen.  I caught Treacle the other day just about to pick one of them off the plant, a ripe one of course not a green one!!!


We have been busy sorting out the plants in my pots as the Summer bedding was just about finished so we have put some Winter Violas in, so we have some colour when it is cold and grey!!!


The new plants we have put in where we have cleared out some old bushes are doing well and hopefully they will survive the Winter!


Over the last few weeks they have been forecasting a really hard Winter with lots of snow and very cold temperatures.  However they have said this in past years so we shall see!!!


As you can see Treacle is really worried about the cold weather!!!!  She was fast asleep and snoring when I took this picture!!!!  The weather over the weekend was quite nice and this week and coming weekend is supposed to be quite warm again, so a real Indian summer!  It is great as we can get quite a bit done in the garden getting it ready for winter.  One job we have to do is to stain the shed and den again and also re-do our wooden outdoor furniture before we put it away. 

I hope you all had a great weekend and a good week to come.

Hugs, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Goodness Me!

  1. farmquilter

    Oh, Bramble Jam sounds amazing!!! I miss canning in the autumn, but I’m sure I’ll be doing it as soon as I go home and get to plant a garden. The weather is quite chill here as well…highs in the 60’s and we are expecting rain later this week. We are supposed to have a “normal” winter here, but I think it is going to be cold and lots of snow judging by the animal and insect behavior I have been seeing. Hope you get some sewing time this week!

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