Day 111 – Prunus Amanagowa…

We planted four of these trees when we moved in 11 years ago, and the blossom is spectacular every year. To be fair it only lasts a week or so, and makes an unholy mess when the blossom drops, but it’s well worth it for those few days…

Cherry Blossom – iPhone XR
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Day 109 – A Spring In Our Step…

We truly are very lucky to live where we do – this walk through the woods and across the fields starts right outside our door. On a beautiful spring day, there’s no excuse for not getting out and enjoying it…

Loggerheads Loop walk – iPhone XR

Day 106 – Red or White?…

A very tasty pasta, salmon and broccoli bake for supper tonight, thanks to my better half. Custom suggests white wine with fish dishes, but other than for a lunchtime aperitif on a sunny day, I much prefer red, so red it was… What’s your preference?

Salmon pasta bake – iPhone XR

Day 105 – Green Fingers?…

After a lack of interest over the last couple of years, I think I may have found my gardening mojo again… I’m certainly no expert, but it’s very satisfying to see stuff growing from seed in the greenhouse and garden. We have geraniums, sunflowers, dahlias, sweet peas, gazanias and nasturtiums all on the way, while vegetables include onions, courgettes, beans, carrots, and then salad leaves, cucumbers and tomatoes… Watch this space!

Greenhouse crops – iPhone XR

Day 104 – Getting Organised…

Our garage storeroom (aka my ‘man cave’) has become a dumping ground lately, so with the weather a bit on the chilly side for gardening, it’s been a day of tidying up… Lots more to do, but at least my screws, nails and bits and pieces are all under control!

Storage boxes (at home) – iPhone XR

Day 103 – Hot Chocolate (Fail!)…

I thought the hot chocolate I made for our overnight (small) visitor was pretty impressive, until she reminded me that she couldn’t have marshmallows as she is vegetarian and they contain pork gelatine. Doh! – back to square one…

Hot chocolate – iPhone XR

Day 101 – Pottering About…

… in the garden. Some brighter weather this week has encouraged me out into the garden. So much to do at this time of year – the lawns now need mowing once a week, the terrace needs pressure washing, shrubs and plants need cutting back, and some scruffier specimens need attention. We planted these lavenders today to replace last year’s plants that didn’t look good at all. Still more work to do though!

Lavender plants – iPhone XR & Moment tele lens