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I buy my books from Amazon, amazing bargains normally. Recent buy was a Daphne du Maurier's tome of Rebecca (which I have had for years in paperback), Frenchman's Creek, My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn. I shall read them all again in a few months' time. "The Duchess" by Penny Junor was recommended ...
Just because I put shorts on this morning, the sun has not appeared, but I managed to water up before eight o'clock. Yesterday I sowed grass seed on an old empty flower bed, which simply refuses to let any seed germinate. I have put more compost into it, applied lawn sand provided by the gardener wh...
I love your colours Ilona. I have many pieces of cross stitch, patchwork, etc around the house, but as I said in your photography thread, I am unable to photo and download.
Ilona, well done! I have Ted's camera, which I haven't a clue how to use. He used to download pictures onto the internet. It is sitting on the shelf and I so wish I could find out how to use it properly. I seem to remember that there are pages and pages of instructions on the internet.
I haven't really found any new hobby. I would love to garden more, but am physically unable so to do. Knitting is now out, after knitting since a child, and sewing is the same, the latter due to eyesight, and the inability to use a needle threader, or hold material for any length of time. I zoom and...
I don't think I have seen any swallows, but I have house martins nesting above the study window. They don't come every year, but this year they are swooping down. yike* Yesterday I found bits of moss over the back door mat. When I looked up, I found some bird was building a nest above my door. I man...
Mo, did you sow a packet of wild flower seeds in your orchard, or did you buy separate plants? My front lawn has a very different type of grass to the one at the back, and I have vetches, daisies and bugle which come up after a couple of weeks. It is really attractive. I have small violet plants gro...
You have been busy Mo! This morning I have planted a wild flower mix, marigolds, love in a mist, all seeds, and transferred a forget-me-not into the veg patch, which has long grass shooting up in the strawberry bed. I am just leaving it, as I can't easily weed. I've also planted hyacinth bulbs from ...
As a family we have always hugged. Since covid, one of my sons crosses his arms over his chest in a hug. But I confess to having been hugged five times in the past few days, mainly as a result of the bad news I received. We were careful, I wore a mask. The Indian variant is a huge blow, just when re...
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