I have been writing my blog since January 2011, it provides me with seven years to look back on and compare seasons, year on year. This year, 2018, in West Sussex we had a visiting of snow a few weeks ago, a little more yesterday and when I woke this morning there was more snow, … Continue reading When Winter Meets Spring!
It was my plan to do a Six on Saturday blog post today. After a couple of warm days that fooled us, and plant life, that Spring was about to arrive, it is snowing today and bitterly cold - a shock to us all. My little tree peony, survived earlier frosts but now it has … Continue reading Six on a Bitterly Cold Saturday 17/03/2018
Crocus 'Prins Claus' Crocus 'Firefly' Crocus 'Snow Bunting' Crocus 'Striped'
At last after far too many soggy days we have sunshine! This time of the year often means clear skies equal frosty nights but hey, it's infinitely better than constant rain. I even have some daffodils appearing, which I always find exciting. I'm going through cupboards and drawers discarding 17 years of clutter. For some … Continue reading Spring in the Garden and a Move on the Horizon
When it comes to the weather being too wet or cold I usually turn from gardening to needlework, hence to sow v. to sew. A few years ago I had a small business sewing and selling cotton bags through Etsy. It started as fun but as my Thingummy bags became more popular it lost its … Continue reading To Sow v. To Sew
I'm into Day 5 of retirement and already beginning to realise that it is not like a 'Stay-at-Home' holiday from work. During those such weeks I always felt I was up against time as there were jobs to be done before trudging back to the daily grind. Already I am losing track of what day … Continue reading The Early Days of Retirement