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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Tired now...
Right, it's time to go and relax in front of the TV with G. I ended up with nearly 3lbs of blackberries. I haven't actually made the jam yet, but I have cooked 2lbs of the berries to stop them turning mushy overnight and I will make jam in the morning. The remainder were turned into blackberry and apple crumble which we had for dessert and there was enough left to have it again tomorrow. Yum!

I might have got the jam made this evening, but my usual supermarket (the Co-op) was out of sugar! Totally! I can only assume that lots of other people had the same idea as me and had spent the weekend blackberrying and jam making. Also the Co-op had no cooking apples, so I had to drive to the other supermarket (EuroSpar) where fortunately I found both.

In other news, though I'm not actually writing fiction again, I am seriously thinking about it and I am opening the story files and gently poking at them. I am even altering a word here or there. I don't remember why, but from the weird errors that are completely the wrong word rather than simply typos, I seems that I was using Dragon Naturally Speaking to type the first draft, presumably from a hand written draft because I've never been able to dictate straight into the computer. Anyway, I'm starting to re-load the story into my memory and we'll see where that leads.

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queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: August 26th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's a lot of blackberries!

Hooray for almost writing fiction!
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: August 27th, 2014 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Naturally, this post piqued my interest! (You are always interesting - I am simply programmed to hone in on words like: ...opening the story files and gently poking at them.)

Needless to say, I had to Google DNS & equally, I'm none the wiser! Lol! What I do hear is, you are taking the first steps back into writing.

I wish you joy of it, Helen.

And the jam! (Fancy the Co-op running out of sugar.) There is nothing quite like home-made jam.
pennski From: pennski Date: August 27th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah jam!
I have been picking blackberries from the garden and freezing them, hoping that I'll have enough to make jelly.
I think I may need to range farther afield to get enough.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: August 27th, 2014 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me I still have brambles to tackle at the bottom of the garden and I need to do so before the nuts ripen. I think gently poking at stories is a very good way to start. Sometimes they can poke you back! :)
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