Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
There's nothing better on a bright sunny morning than pottering about the collector's market if you ask me. I was up with the lark yesterday (oh why do children wake up earlier in the holidays!) and decided to make the most of it and head into town.
Plants were my main purchase; sweet williams for the border, bellis and marguerites for pots. I came home the fields way, up spindly lanes so that I could see one of my favourite views of the village.
And I spent the rest of the day in the garden, potting up and sowing seeds sent by the lovely Anna
There are wonderful things including round courgettes, patio aubergines and some winter squashes. Just look at these pretty handmade seed packets in lovely Cath papers. Thanks so much Anna, you're ever so kind. Can't wait for them to get going so we can plant them up at the allotment.
(our neighbour's plot - oh to be this organised!)
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Today is cooler with a bit of a keen breeze but lovely and dry and blissful for April - the cruelest of months.
More work up at the allotment this morning and we're in much better shape than last year when we took it on. But more of that next time; I have much gardening news to share.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
I have never read Vogue, or Harpers for that matter, and boutiques and chain stores scare me a little. But don't get me wrong, I really do rather like clothes. My problem however is often budget (or lack of it) and whilst I might aspire to a lovely thing of two from Laura Ashley, Saltwater, Brora or Toast, what I often end up with is from the supermarket or charity shop!
As a busy, part-time working mum I have two uniforms; sensible trousers, tops and shoes for the office or skinny jeans (with plenty of stretch!), long boyfriend cardis and one of my array of floral tunic tops which I am rather partial to, at home.
What are you waiting to wear? I'd love to know.