Morning all: Not much to report here.
Lindybird: Re gardening gloves, I have thick thorn-proof ones for the roses and thin rubbery things for finer work, but they're still not as sensitive as fingertips, which is why I've probably never had or wanted a manicure. Thanks for the photo of that little sweetie - I used to love making daisy chains. :-)
AQ: Hope those colorful leggings find a good home. I'm no longer surprised at what some children (and adults) like to wear.
OG: All the hard work on the lavatera is done, but I'm losing enthusiasm for plants that have to be cajoled.... We have a bunch of spider plants on the built-up border along the back, which are thriving to an unseemly degree. OH planted them when we first moved in. A few weeks back he announced he didn't really like them. Oh? News to me. So a week or so later I announced plans to rip them out - only to have him protest! Then we have a Tecoma Stans that puts out glorious yellow blooms all summer and fall but goes through an ugly spring phase. OH suggested we get rid of it during that phase (over my dead body!), only to declare how lovely it was us this week! I've decided to ignore him - half the time he doesn't notice what I do out there anyway! Scones sound yummy. Do you have clotted cream too?
Off to do something or other....
Talking of scones ..,Some of you might know the Mountain Cafe in Aviemore which is sadly closed. But Kirsten has a pop
Bothy shop in Grantown on Spey. So on Sunday I picked up
a cream tea . Lush. Today freshly baked bread. More scones for freezer on Sunday. Her millionaires shortbread is to die for.
In reply to Wendyb:
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LINDA – Rosie is a gorgeous blossom.
OG – I have Uncle Toby’s cereal for breakfast; it’s just named Plus. It’s not quite muesli. My version is made of whole grain (wheat, oats, corn), nut clusters (almonds, cashews) and whole cashews. Every mouthful is different, very crunchy. When I am away on bus trips, I indulge myself with bacon & eggs (poached or scrambled). Some places add various parts of “English breakfast”, usually tomato or mushrooms. I figure that the extra calories are worn off during the excursions.
ANNETTE – Recently OH suggested removing the Clivia, previously one of his favourites. I hate it as it has always looked a mess and is a snail hub. I was surprised at his comment but I have taken care to replant two small pieces in case he changes his mind. Then if they don’t survive (ahem with assistance from me), I can say “Oh dear, it didn’t like, etc.” Whenever I plant anything new, I have to be alert in case he “weeds”.
WENDY – Yum! Too bad our borders are closed, or I would order a delivery DownUnder LOL.
I was woken early this morn, before 7 am by banging from Grand Design. OH said they were keen, working in the rain by torchlight. (Sunrise today was 7.09 am)
Didn’t sleep much, but I got a few solid hours worrying done.
Me & my bed are perfect for each other, but my alarm clock keeps trying to break us up.
Some people can’t sleep because they have insomnia. I can’t sleep because I have internet.
If you want breakfast in bed. Sleep in the kitchen.
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