Monday 9 November 2020

Things Here Lately


I may not be posting to my blog as often as I used, but there is still lots of things happening.

  • A big event in my life was turning 50 last weekend.  I was quite ambivalent about doing anything to celebrate it, but The Scout secretly organised a day off, so he and I travelled to see my parents and celebrate with them, and then celebrated with his family the next day.  I was well and truly spoilt by everyone.

  • I've been reading a lot of historical novels lately, including: The French Photographer by Natasha Lester, set during the end of WW2.  Also Miss Graham's Cold War Cook Book by Celia Rees.  I have to admit that I was quite surprised at the ending in this book.
  • My Groove is in the Heart quilt blocks are proving to be a fun distraction.  I probably spend more time trying to work out colour choices for the heart halves.  I think I'm definitely getting a little braver with my combinations now.
  • A couple of months a go, I  attended a slab pottery workshop, where we made a couple of small planter pots.  Definitely made for smaller plants.
  • Now the weather is warming up, my garden is slowly starting to burst into like, Most of my dahlias are sprouting, cannas are adding a hot splash of colour,  the jasmine is a mass of white flowers with the most divine perfume, which has replaced the clematis that was flowering earlier.  I have also started growing (nurturing) frangipani, which are a plant to test ones patience.  Apparently some seedlings can take up to 7 years to flower, so I am very grateful to at least see leaves on them.  I also have some new zinnia and cosmos seedlings to plant out later.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.
Stay well, stay safe, wear a mask.