It is scorching again. Much too hot to work in the garden. The shade under the pergola was pretty much the only place to be by ten. And what a place, the roses and honeysuckle were in full bloom, the bees buzzing and the swallows swooping overhead. The enforced languor gave everything rather a “holidayContinue reading “A day of contrasts”
Today was my second last day at work. I have one virtual meeting tomorrow and after that I’m done and dusted. Today’s most entertaining handover job was being asked to pen a gardening article for beginners. This is for colleagues stuck at home who find themselves driven to consider gardening. I went for foolproof andContinue reading “Handovers”
Friends and neighbours will know that this month is my last at work, and I am retiring at the end of the month to devote myself to a life of gardening, bizarre sewing and knitting projects, dodgy artwork and intermittent sloth. In these last few work days I have been mainly winding things down, handingContinue reading “Planning ahead”
Don’t get me wrong, I’m lucky I can work from home and am not facing unemployment or a massive drop off in my normal income. Let’s take this as read. I do, however, really struggle with sticking at it on a very sunny day. It’s fine if there’s a crisis brewing and I can pullContinue reading “It’s glorious, it must be a Monday”
Just saying…. The lemon tree grown from a pip is absolutely loving it. I am branching out into an avocado next – watch this space.
Does anyone remember the African vet show with the hero in a slightly dodgy safari suit? Well today was pretty much nothing like that. However I did “rescue” one of our feathered friends…… Today was a working from home day. Resplendent in my new office attire of ancient T shirt, cashmere lounging bottoms (what canContinue reading “Not quite Daktari”