Back after a busy week

Hi all, I’m back after a busy week away plus a disaster or two!

Just over a week ago our shower sprung a mysterious leak and destroyed some downstairs ceilings. Time for lots of calls to insurance companies and plumbers (who are more difficult to track down than Lord Lucan). A couple of days later our fridge freezer died taking with it the contents, time for more calls to insurance companies! All this mixed in with a week of travelling round for work meant that there was little time for blogging (for shame!).

We managed to pick up a fantastic replacement fridge from Comet though.

New Samsung Fridge

The “sexily” named RSH1DTMH in Manhattan Silver is beautiful and was a bargain at £800 (~$1600) delivered plus a 5 year warranty. It’s so beautiful it even won a reddot design award.

reddot design award

Talking of sexily designed things, Mrs ITsFood (you see what I did there? 😀 ) brought in some of the Autumn Harvest from our garden over the weekend. The pumpkins and squashes look great (more to come), do you like our chicken candles? With autumn now beginning to drop the temperature we harvested the last of the tomatoes. We must have had four or five trugs worth so far this year, these are a little green but some will hopefully turn red in the conservatory.

Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

It was our first year using our new raised veg beds with Mrs ITsFood trying lots of different veg including some new varieties of old favourites. We (or rather SHE) learnt a lot and next year will be even better I reckon. The sweetcorn did okay this year but for some reason the beetroot (a big hit last year) and carrots didn’t fare too well. We’ve got loads of potatoes and have happily been munching our way though lettuce, spinach, beans, courgettes (zucchini), etc. If you want to hear more about our veg growing attempts let me know in the comments and I may persuade Mrs ITsFood to post an article or two.

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About itsfood

An IT Manager with an interest in tech (because he's a geek who enjoys his job too much) and food & wine (because he enjoys eating and drinking when not working).
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