Monday, 31 May 2010


A while ago I read this post on nipitinthebud's blog. The photo montage captured my imagination and I wanted to do my own and so many moons later here it is. It holds the answers to the questions:

1. my name
2. my year of birth
3. siblings?
4. my birthplace
5. favorite food?
6. favourite drink?
7. shoe size?
8. favourite pudding?
9. trait valued in others?
10. favourite animal?
11. favourite book?
12. how I keep fit?
13. pets
14. favourite pastime?
15. one word to describe me
16. what I love most about life
Follow the instructions in the original post if you fancy a go - I really enjoyed it!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Finally it is raining -just in time for the Bank Holiday.  I'm disproportioantely excited but felt that you lot might understand - unlike some I could mention...

Friday, 14 May 2010

The benefits of being a slacker

I hate to boast but...
There was very little frost damage on my plot. 
This was beacause:

1.Nothing has been planted out yet.
2.I had forgotten to undo the greenhouse and therfore didn't forget to do it up.
3.The most tender plants have not yet progressed from the conservatory.
4.Beans don't get planted until May 10th (it is the law in my family).
5.I didn't earth up all the potatoes - but the ones I hadn't done I had absentmindely parked the grass clipping pile on  - (the compost is full up) thus saving them from damage.

So it appears there might be method in my madness after all.
In other news - I might be able to finish my winter digging this weekend (winter 2009). There again, maybe not.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Bluebell woods

I was skiving from the lottie again today - feel free to remind me next time I moan about weeding, being behind etc. We went to Rutland Water, the bluebells in Barnsdale wood were beautiful and smelt lovely too. They are definitely my favourite spring flower (OK and daffodils...).

It seems Anne Bronte rated them too:
The Bluebell
A fine and subtle spirit dwells
In every little flower,
Each one its own sweet feeling breathes
With more or less of power.
There is a silent eloquence
In every wild bluebell
That fills my softened heart with bliss
That words could never tell.

(then it goes on a bit...)

If you haven't seen any bluebells yet - get out there!

Saturday, 8 May 2010


I took the day off work on Wednesday, put YS in nursery took OS to school and got set for a full day at the plot. so did I get everything done?
I got my hair cut at the girl barbers, it seemed too good an oppurtunity to miss and then as I was in town I had a look round and one thing led to another but not to the plot.
I finally spent a measly hour weeding the new seeds.
So many good intentions.
I had a lovely day off but wish I didn't feel so much guilt!