Good Monday morning to you all, although I have just looked at the clock and realised that it is in fact already afternoon.
Funny that, as I feel a post brewing inside me about the pros and cons of all things ‘social media’, one of the cons being that it takes up too much time and I have certainly spent far too much time on it this morning.
I have read some really interesting forums all about the subject of social media, specifically when it comes to getting your writing ‘out there’, to self-publish or not, how much or how little is good or bad or….well, this post is not about that and will be for anther time, and look, I’ve wasted yet more valuable time just writing this..
I know this photo has absolutely nothing to do with this post and I am cheating throughout but I just thought you might like to see my sweet tabby Maisy resting in a plant pot. Better than a photo of a slug, right? (see below for meaning)
This post, then, is short and sweet, as they will be all this week (was that a resounding ‘thank the Lord for that!’ I just heard from the ranks?) as, to be brutally frank, I just can’t get my head around a ‘proper’ post today.
For one thing, I have a couple more ‘award’ posts to complete (lovely kind people!) and my daughter is celebrating her 21st birthday on Friday. With my family due to visit and being very behind with so many things, I have decided instead that this might be a perfect time to share some of my ‘tried and true’ handy-dandy home and garden tips I’ve picked up over the years, which I hope you will find most helpful.
- A great way to make really creamy scrambled eggs is not to use any milk (just some melted butter and chives if you like them) when cooking them, and just as they barely start to ‘scramble’ add a dollop of crème fraîche. Yummy and it really works!
- If you want to attract slugs (in an effort to draw them out and dispose of them, not for the pleasure of it) then leave a bowl of cat food (meat) outside. Guaranteed they will come, they love it!
- Grow lavender near your roses, they help keep aphids away. I will squeeze in another tip with this one…don’t buy tubes of ladybirds, they are a waste of money (not that I’m bitter or anything).
- Don’t yell at the constantly barking dog next door. It isn’t the poor dog’s fault if it’s left alone all day long and it will just make the dog bark even more. Trust me, I’ve tried it. Wonder if my neighbours read my blog?
- When you change your cat’s litter box, always wait nearby with your handy-dandy pooper scooper in hand, as your cat will immediately walk over to the lovely fresh litter and crap in it.
Ok, so the first three tips are genuine and really work, so I’ve discovered. As for the other two, well, they will give you an idea of the kind of morning I’m having so far.
Monday, Monday – Song by the Mamas & The Papas 1966