Lychees!

lychees

I know this has nothing to do with recycling, but I wanted to share an amazing fruit I discovered today. Lychees! These are small pink round bumpy skinned fruit, about the size of a large grape. You peel off the skin like a boiled egg (if you are so inclined…I just normally thump the egg with a spoon) and eat the white juicy flesh underneath. The stones in the middle are large (like chocolate raisins) and hard. My teeth will testify to that – nobody told me they had stones!

The health benefits make them like a Superfruit! Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Niacin, riboflavin, folate, copper, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, etc, etc. The skin is so pink, I’m tempted to boil it up and see if it will make ink. Or dye….and then I shall plant the seeds to see what kind of plant grows.

I just had to share *ahem*. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow, whereupon I will show you the newly dried paper pulp bowls from last week – all painted nicely!

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Happy New Year

Well its Jan 2nd, 2016, and I still haven’t received my email from WP Blogging 101. I signed up thinking it would get me back on track with this blog, but hey…..I’ll go ahead anyway regardless. Maybe I signed up for something else by mistake, ha!

So my intentions for this blog are pretty succinct.

  1. Blog regularly, with consistent content.
  2. Show and tell (cos I make stuff ALL the time)
  3. Have fun making a record of the year

There, it wasn’t so hard.

Nice to meet you! 🙂

P.S. Jan 3rd and the email came through! Seems I’m a bit ahead of myself, sorry! Silly me. :p

November Butterfly

When out for a walk today, I saw this beautiful butterfly on some pansies. I thought it was gorgeous, without even considering what a bad sign it was that butterflies were floating around in November…! Its almost winter for goodness sake!

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