Wednesday, 8 April 2020

How To Clean Brass With What Is In Your Home

Vinegar, Salt and Flour: These are extremely versatile home staples can be combined to make a paste to clean tarnished brass

Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt ( though I just just used a couples turns of my salt grinder )into a tablespoon of vinegar (any vinegar will do I used red wine vinegar and add flour until the mixture becomes a paste. Then you rub it into the brass ( I used a teaspoon to do this )leave for about 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and buff dry.

How To Clean Brass With What Is In Your Home

How To Clean Brass With What Is In Your Home

How To Clean Brass With What Is In Your Home

Friday, 3 April 2020

I’m aware It’s Autism Awareness Week

It’s Autism awareness week or something like that ~ I’m Autistic I’m aware there job done but alas it would be a very short blog if I did that . 

“ Hurrah I hear you cry “

And there is nothing like a lockdown to pull you out the routine and thank the lucky black cats I have my humour to help me through.I have dogged determination and a need to do stuff now. I’m very chilled about this lockdown stuff and hats off to the wonderful NHS and key workers , well done everything and everyone. I’m solitary by nature but that’s just how I am.That’s not to say I don’t get struck down by sheer panic like I did the day of the Boris lockdown address I didn’t sleep a wink .But my husband on the other hand slept like a log grrrr but that’s just how the cookie crumbles.

I fail at times to get jokes people tell me Miranda is funny but I just don’t see it and I would rather watch paint dry. I actually did watch paint dry as my husband painted a feature wall but now we need another tin of paint and you can’t get them at the minute.

Routine is out the window and it’s only essential trips out now either so yesterday was the prescription run.No actual running was taken oh no I walked briskly though stopping only to leap into hedges to maintain the 2 metre distance.

The picture s I took on way way to get my prescriptions before anyone gets their knickers in a twist.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Gardening On A Lockdown

I do not have an allotment but I do have a garden , last week and this week and this week it has been gardening task. I managed to get some of my gardening waste taken on the regular collection before the local council wield decided to prioritise the black bin collection.The gardening tasks were pruning , tidying and mowing the lawn and painting the garden fence although even one and his cat seems to be doing this as I can not find more of the Harvest Gold I need to complete the fence on the right side of my garden. A few weeks before all this virus lark kicked off I bought one of those raised beg vegetable things on legs and I swapped milk for carrot seeds from my neighbour.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Appreciation Of Rules

I’m very appreciative of the rules that have been late down by the government this week. I’m a rule follower especially when it comes to authority so obviously I’ve only been making essential trips and combing them to like prescription collection and picking up some yogurts.

But oh the tweet and twirl of the birds and the sky oh the blue of the sky and the sweetness of the air.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Store Cupboard Bread And Butter pudding

You’ve still got that a Christmas panettone lurking about knowing what to do with it , fear not.


Sliced Christmas panettone sliced and buttered , you could use any bread then just add dried fruit . You could even use sliced bread rolls or any cake that is starting to go a bit stale.

3 pints of custard 


Preheat your oven to 180 c or comparable gas mark 

Slice the panettone and butter it 

Place the butter bread / panettone in an oven proof dish.

Make 3 pints of custard, one pint at a time .What I did was just make it cold following the custard powder instructions.

Bake in over for about 40 minutes at 180 c or has mark 4