Thursday, 31 December 2009

The first rule of soap club is....

So this year we got more invites out for NEw year than you can shake a stick at but we decided to stay home. We're not really much for New Year anyway as each day brings a new year if you think about it. So we took Spadgersdottier home, have had a cuppa with a friend we don't see often and have made soap.

Yup, soap.

We've wanted to do it for ages and when we saw a bottle of caustic soda at the local Wilkinsons we had to buy it. Now I'm not sure how well it's gone as it took forever to reach the trace stage. HOwever soap using only olive oil can take forever. It's sat in moulds now. We have to wait 4-5 days for it to harden and then it can be taken out and left to cure for 4-6 weeks. Hopefully it will harden. If not it was a good test run. You should have seen me in my mad scientist get up. I had on safety goggles, a big lumberjack shirt with yellow marigolds going over them at the wrists. Very swish. I managed to not splash lye water on anything (especially not me) so even if we don't get soap I count it a sucess.

Right now Spadger is trying to convince the projector that it wants to play ball. Occasionally it needs some warming up time before it will play without having the picture cut out. We have Watchmen to view this evening. We went to the cinema for this one and loved it so it should be a good evening. I have a glass of beer beside me and there is a bottle of wine breathing.

I'd just like to take a moment to thank my 3 followers, Damn the Broccoli, AngelMC and Kristen. Thanks so much for making me a little part of your lives. Hi to everyone who has commented on the blog and a big wave to everyone who has visited but not said Hi yet. Introduce yourselves!!!!

Have a wonderful New Year's celebration. I see you all in 2010.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the shout out. It's really interesting to see the projects you get into, and wish that I was half as productive. Happy new year! :)