This week was a blur of sickness, sleep, teething toddler and, sliced in between the oblivion, a job interview. If all goes well I will be working from April to October this year in a vast Norman Castle for a few hours a week. I am all about preserving history, right down to the music, so I am very excited to start
That is just another strange happening in my life, just as last weekend I found myself in a Social Club in a less than salubrious part of Cardiff, playing my violin to people who didn't care and almost wishing it was 2006 and the smoking ban was not in force as anything would have been nicer to smell than the odour of 70s chairs, beer, sweat dripping from the skirting boards and the aged and hideous carpets.
Eco Living list additions:
I have finally opened a Triodos savings account to replace my NastyWest one after meaning to do so for the ages. (Is it me or is the name 'Triodos' completely unmemorable? I've tried to
remember it so many times over the last couple of years and it just
instantly disappears out of my mind). When I have any money that I can safely need 30 days notice to get hold of I'll be opening an ISA with them.
Triodos is an 'ethical' bank: "At Triodos Bank, we believe that profit doesn't need to be at the
expense of the world's most pressing environmental problems. That's why
we finance organisations from organic food and farming businesses and
pioneering renewable energy enterprises, to recycling companies and
nature conservation projects."
We have switched to OVO energy suppliers who aim to use more renewable energy. They are also based in Gloucestershire so are really local, and so far they seem good.
I am getting some raspberry plants from my colleague who has too many. I have decided to try growing tomatoes in the conservatory.
Please let Spring arrive soon? Now have to work out what to do with a huge amount of carrots, parsnips, cabbage and turnips that I have acquired. I'm thinking mash, gratin? Roasted?