There are times when being an adult can be a real drag. Like when you have to get up for work at 6am everyday, or when those bills come through the letterbox, or you're cleaning up an ex-mouse from outside the bedroom door that the cat thought you'd appreciate while the aforementioned animal excitedly tries … Continue reading Adulthood
It's been wet and gloomy here the last couple of days. The rain is desperately needed with soil and water butts alike dry and dusty. However the warmth and moisture has lured all the slimey munching beasties above ground and I live in fear of my crops that last week were looking thirsty but intact, … Continue reading Making the best of it.
Yup, in the greenhouse. At 3pm yesterday a flatbed pick-up truck and two burly northern blokes arrived at the house to install our wedding present. An eight month wait since the wedding, six weeks since ordering, but years in the planning and it's finally here, installed and I'm still pinching myself. We celebrated by drinking … Continue reading In the greenhouse
Like a bolt out of the blue the south east of England has found itself with glorious weather. I've gone from huddling in my duffle coat to shorts and sandals in what feels like mere moments. The last two days have been spent in the garden trying to get on top of the weeding (why … Continue reading Salad please, and don’t forget the carbs.
We've ordered the greenhouse, hurrah! And paid for it (gulp!). As a result, in around six weeks a set of burly greenhouse installation people shall arrive and hopefully construct a haven of growing and knitting (yes, I've already made plans to get a deck chair in there with my radio so I can sit and … Continue reading Plans and planting
Last week a friend of mine who is a horticulturist popped round for a catch up and to help us with some decisions about the greenhouse we're planning to put in. I enjoy her visits, however as a novice gardener (even after eight years of tending various forms of garden I still very much consider … Continue reading Endings and beginnings
I woke with a start this morning assuming I'd slept late because the sun was so intense through the curtains. It was a relief to discover that I was awake earlier than anticipated and to have such powerful light greeting me. It feels like our weekend away and its coincidence with February passing into March have helped … Continue reading A spring in my step
We awoke on Tuesday to the distinctly dampened street noises that can only mean a layer of snow on the ground. I've been waiting and hoping for snow all winter (well, all winter since I haven't had to commute and Mr L set up working from home - it can be a nightmare to get … Continue reading Easy come, easy go, easy snow
The wine is mulling, Muppet's Christmas Carol is on in ten minutes and the cats are flaked out on the quilts dreaming of Santa Paws and what he might bring them. The run up to this festive season has been a blur and a whirlwind. But we're here, it's calm and it's just the four … Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I think autumn is trying to sneak up on us. The last couple of days I've worn a jacket for the first time in months and today I gave in and added a jumper. Not that this has stopped me wearing shorts because it hasn't, but I did have to give in and wear tights … Continue reading I’m pretending I haven’t seen it.