A day of contrasts

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”

Handovers

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”

Planning ahead

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”

It’s glorious, it must be a Monday

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”

Not quite Daktari

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”