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
Bonjour mes petit pois! I think it's fair to say that mes Francais leaves much to be desired. Fortunately my in-laws live En France and so the husband has picked up the obligatory smattering of the language over the years. This is most welcome as Paris is fast becoming one of our favourite retreats. The … Continue reading Bon fete!
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
It seems we're doing things a little bit backwards this year. In fact we do it every year. We've never been very successful at being good in January. It's just not the kind of month when either of us want to be virtuous. It's cold, there's no Christmas to look forward to, spring seems such a … Continue reading Febanuary