Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One more day..

Good evening everyone.

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the lovely messages of support. The past couple of weeks have been very difficult for me. I know that everything will be ok, but there is always that nagging doubt sitting on my shoulder. Enough now, on with the blogging!

The Appleshaw fair was last Saturday. A lovely little village, just a couple of miles away. The fair itself wasn't that busy, but it was lovely sitting in the sun on the Village green, absorbing the atmosphere. I really like that village.

I've had time in the veggie garden this week. Things were really bad in there. I have neglected it all winter, so there was a fair it to do.

I started with the long bed. Dug up more bamboo! The roots go on for miles, but I got most of them. Mange tout and purple podded French beans planted. Couldn't resist the beans, being purple, they just had to be planted!

Next was the shallots and carrot bed. I have never grown carrots that successfully, but those that did manage to get to the plate were perfect, albeit small. No carrot root fly in sight, so the companion planting works well!!

I still have loads of seedlings in the mini greenhouse. I simply cannot plant one or two seeds. It has to be a tray. Or two. Sometimes three. The seedlings are so cute. Is there something wrong with that sentence? I think there might be, but putting tiny little round seeds into dirt and watching them grow is amazing. Who knows what I am going to do with 48 pak choi plants. The Chinese takeaway down the road might want some!

Not sure if I have posted a picture of our bench before? Our neighbour made it for us a few years ago as a Christmas pressie. It is tucked away in the garden and is more decorative than practical, but I love the way mushrooms are growing on it! It fits in really well in the corner and brought back happy memories for me today.

Whilst Jase was painting the utility room skirting boards today (he always gets the best jobs)!!!, I finished off an order for my crayon rolls. 2 little initials finished now, so I can post them off.

It was a tad chilly this morning, but having been in shorts all week, I didn't want to put jeans on again. My 6pm, we were freezing, so lit he fire. Daft when it have been 26C all week, but needs must. Had a small dinner as my appetite hasn't been that good all week. I have lost nearly a stone which, trust me, isn't a bad thing, but I do need to start eating again properly soon. Returning to work on Thursday, so will be thinking about decent packed lunches again.

The girls are all laying well, usually 3-4 eggs a day. Cornelia keeps threatening to go broody and it is only a matter of time before she does. Little piles of mottled black feathers keep appearing in the nest box. The occasional weird squawk from the chicken area......all bad signs. No doubt she will wait until Jase and I are at work, before she clamps here mighty bulk to the nest box!

I can't stop making the felt badges!! I got some more lovely felt from Quilter's dream last week, so have cut out a few more badges.

The fire has died down now, so time to sign off and head up to bed. Only one more day before I head back to the dizzying heights of Heathrow airport again. What a joy! Thanks again for reading!

C x x x


  1. Haha! Christian we have quite a lot in common. I love purple, I can't plant one or two seeds it has to be at least half a dozen in a tray or half a dozen pots.

    I love the idea of companion planting and your raised bed looks super! So clever.

    Keep up the good work, I hope everything works out well for you. Nice speaking..

    Martin :)

  2. Same school of gardening as me - why plant 3 pumpkin seeds when you can plant the whole pack and then have to find storage for 20 pumpkins when they all grow!!! Ali x

  3. My goodness you are a hive of activity - and your garden is looking fabulous.

    I found your lovely youtube vids - a star is truly born


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