Wednesday, 27 August 2014


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My poor ARTHaven… I can’t actually get near enough the actual “desk” (main work area) because most of my office stuff has been dumped in my ARTHaven! Yesterday Andy and Paul (the builders who worked on our new house last year) came to finish off a few jobs that required attention, such as fixing my bath properly, to stop it moving. It is a free-standing one and came with no instructions for fitting, and I soon discovered that it wasn’t stable, so I haven’t really been able to use it, but have had to use the shower all the time. They also mended my ARTHaven sink tap which was broken, and put some silicone caulk around the sink, and around my bathroom counter, as there had been some settling over the months and the grout had cracked away. They also replaced the electric shower with a mixer tap shower in my hubby’s bathroom and fitted a grab rail for him (the poor chap is feeling his age since his retirement lol!). Finally, they added some more shelf supports for the long shelves in my office (small section off my main ARTHaven) as they were proving not man enough for all the stuff I need to store on them. Because of this, I had to move everything through into my ARTHaven, hence the chaos you see above!

We are going out all day today so I won’t be able to start visiting desks until later, or tomorrow. I cannot sort my ARTHaven till all that is over, and I’ve recovered after the day out, and also there is a spare rug in the loft which my hubby is going to measure, and if it’s suitable, I shall empty the bookcases in my office so that I can move them and get it laid down – might as well do this when half the stuff is out anyway! It will also give me the opportunity to clean the room, which is very dusty. Autumn cleaning? Why not!

You might just be able to glimpse over the chaos onto my desk, and see the bereavement card – I have made good progress on it and it is more or less complete now. I’ve finished the two-layered front section and have been working on the inside. The blog post about it shouldn’t be too long coming now!

Finally today, I’m taking a leaf out of Bridget’s book and posting a couple of foody photos – last night I made a rhubarb lasagne. Here it is ready for the oven:

Rhubarb Lasagne Ready for the Oven

and just out of the oven, being served:

Rhubarb Lasagne Ready to Serve

The colour in the second photo isn’t that good because it’s in artificial light and even with some manipulation I can’t get it right! Anyway, you can see the layers in the lasagne in the dish. If you think fruit lasagne is weird, I can assure you it’s quite delicious! The middle layer consists of cream cheese and some cheddar, with egg and sugar. The other layers are the rhubarb, spiced with ginger, and on top is a sort of crumble, and I have added some flaked almonds. I have the equivalent recipe for apple lasagne, and that one is spiced with cinnamon. They are both absolutely delicious puddings and I served last night’s rhubarb one with Greek yoghurt. Yum yum.

Happy WOYWW everybody.


  1. hi shoshi
    oh dear your poor desk least said the better I think.
    I had never heard of fruit lasagne, I don't like rhubarb but the apple one sounds nice and I know my mum has lots of delicious plums nearly ready, so that could be good too.
    thanks for sharing
    janet #8

  2. my post this week is mainly foody too! i am trying to learn different foods to cook.
    your fruit lasagne sounds really nice! i might try it with apples and raspberries! :)

  3. ah Shoshi fun and games isn't it? with a cluttered crafty spot hopefully all will be sorted out soon.. take care and rest up when needed happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #10

  4. Sounds like you are as messed up as I am right now! I am hoping to get my mess under control by this time next week and life back to normal in a week or so after that! It always takes time and when you don't feel like doing anything it always takes longer! Have a great week. Vickie #75

  5. I've never heard of rhubarb lasagne! You are going to be so busy sorting your space, it will be wonderful!

    Cazzy x #76

  6. Now that's a mess I could be proud of. At least all the little things will be fixed at once and then you can get back to your craftiness. The lasagna sounds different and I'll take your word for it that it's delicious. I hate cooking so my lot just get the bare essentials :)
    Have a great week,
    Von #15

  7. Hi Shoshi, all the upheaval of moving stuff around is awful, isn't it? Drives you potty. Will be good to get everything fixed though. Had a look at your day out a few moments ago- we had a couple of days in Plymouth last year, its lovely I agree. Running really late this week, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #54 xx

  8. Oh my, Shoshi. Hope you get your space back soon, and that Andy and Paul aren't with you for too long. Wedding photos are up this week!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #17

  9. Hope you get your desk clear soon, looks like. I crafting for a while in your house!
    Sounds like you've had a busy week so glad you had a lovely day out


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