Hello from Sunday night

March 4, 2018

Oh my gosh! You know how I watch for the first winter blooms.
I’m not a fan of winters and so look for signs of spring the day after Christmas.
So it’s no wonder that I’m anxious for the snowdrops to start blooming. I was so excited watching them every day because the whole shade garden just outside my dining room window is full of them.
Then, this!

My car sunk and grew 6 inches overnight!

There was only one thing to do to drown my winter blues!

And then it rained and rained and rained for days.
But suddenly, the sun came out.

The snow was gone in the city and reduced to the mountains where it belongs, and everything started to wake up.

Yesterday, was the first day that felt like a spring day.

Even Morgan felt it and ventured outside for a few minutes.

I did a little survey of the garden…

…and found the first sweet violet bud.
It’s a small thing, but I can’t wait for the violets. I have a tiny vase which I’ve used for the first violet buds for a million years, so I had to get that out of storage.

It’s time to trim the roses too.
There may have been an increase of roses in the garden.
Oh boy, it might turn into a full-time job soon!
The other day I got an email from Select Roses, my favourite rose grower in the Lower Mainland, who is opening March 17th, and I can’t wait to pick up a new rose.
There might not be room in the garden, but still…lol

How has March come in for you?
It’s come in like a FINANCIAL LION for me!
There’s been car insurance, Chloe’s wisdom teeth removal operation, and a broken, therefore new, kitchen faucet all in three days.

It’s a good thing I grow some of my own fruits and veggies in my garden.

Along with some saved seeds from last year, this year I’ll plant these packets.

And, speaking of bargains, I was at the local thrift and found a bird cage for $10.
Now, keeping birds captive, actually any free spirits captive, is an anathema to me, but the cage has a beautiful structure and I thought it might make a great screen between me and the neighbours if I filled it with plants.
It’s covered in chicken wire zip tied to the original wires.

But look, clipping off the chicken wire showcases the simple, elegant shape.
A small tag fell off of it and as it turns out, it’s a $300 ferret cage!
Don’t you love thrift store bargains?
I hope the vision of birdcage turned into a plant stand works out.
Somehow I think it will.

Did you guys find any bargains lately?
And, how’s the season coming along in your little corner of the world?

What the hell? Yeah, I know!

I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I’m alive! All is well. When my mother mentions that I haven’t written a post in ages, I feel vaguely guilty but don’t worry too much. When Robert tells me that he loves rereading my posts I think…

February 27, 2018

Hello from Sunday night. Oh the drama to get here!

This definitely fits into my “if you can believe this!” category. The day came too quickly, and I had to return to Vancouver and leave Robert for a few months, so he drove me to Heathrow, I went up to the British Airways counter…and,…

January 14, 2018

London day out at the museums

London Town! Oh boy, we’re such country bumpkins that we rarely get down to town. We do have a tradition of getting out of our little village to London at least twice per year. Once in July to celebrate my birthday and once in…

January 6, 2018

Happy New Year

Well, here we are in 2018. Has 2017 gone in a blur for you? It seems to have for me, but as R and I reflect on the past year on this January 1st morning, I realise that I’ve done so very much. There…

January 2, 2018

Christmas at Blenheim

We drove off to Blenheim, like we do most British Christmas years, to see the opulence and festivities at our palace next door. Most years Blenheim is decked to the nines and is so over the top festive that it takes our breath away.…

December 22, 2017

Hello, and, where the hell have I been this November?

Hi everybody, well, this is a fine mess, isn’t it? I haven’t written for ages. Halloween came and went, November came and went, and radio silence from me. Actually, things are happening around me and I’m part of that world but I’m walking thru…

December 5, 2017