We are managing to keep ourselves busy and have family and friends who keep in touch with us so are a wonderful distraction. For that I am thankful, I wonder about the isolation on so many who have no one and the effect this must have on their mental welfare. We are blessed and are grateful. We stood outside last night at 8 along with millions of other around the UK and clapped for our key workers. It was such a feeling of unity, united in our appreciation. Long may that appreciation last when this is all over. Talks have started about strategies for coming out of this lockdown, I fear our expectations may be a little too high, but I am hopeful for some normality.
In the meantime our normal goes on...
With a walk along the front of the cottage to keep the plants watered. I love the dappled sunlight and the shadows, watching me, watching you!
We have added some violas and pansies which should give some early colour, hopefully.
The potatoes have done well and are getting to the stage of poking through the soil, ready for some more earth very soon.
We have cleared all the weeds and rubbish from the herb tyres. They look really healthy and are coming back now with gusto. I am so pleased.
Mint, I showed you this before. It is prolific and has spread around the outside of the tyre. Not to worry, another job to add to the list.
The chives and parsley are also outside in tyres and have come back and growing well. The sunshine here this past week, have given them a spurt. It is a real delight to see their great comeback.
We have transplanted 6 tomato plants into grow bags in the garden room, we are hopeful. The tomato seedlings have been a little disappointing thus far but we haven't given up yet. We have done well with the spring onions seeds, they are almost ready for potting on.
In the house all is clean but not always tidy. The windows have been done this week both inside and out . It was quite the challenge when the sun was on them. Vinegar worked really well on those stubborn smears. We have a machine, which really does save all the hard work. The windows are done in seconds, worth every penny.
The front lobby has had a bit of a change around with a new valance curtain made and a couple of chairs added so that they can be lifted into the front garden to sit. The original chair that was in there has been given a makeover. A coat of paint and a new seat.
I am working on a new wreath for the door.
A rag wreath that is looking quite shabby at the moment, I am hoping that it will improve as I go along.
I am getting quite inventive with food, replacing one ingredient for another. I am concerned at times that we are over eating, particularly as I had done so well losing a little weight. I am keeping away from the scales. Time will tell on that one. The store cupboard is going down....
The weather is due to change again on Sunday with a forecast of rain. So it is my intention to catch up with my journal and card making. I also have several sewing projects that need doing. I have plenty to occupy my time and for that I am extremely grateful. I still have ample supplies so all is well.
I hope that you are all managing to keep busy and that you are able to keep in touch with family and friends. I thank you for your visit here and your uplifting comments. Take care and stay safe in these uncertain times.
See you soon.