April - no fool in my book...
Au contraire, it is the month of SPRING, so bring it on!
Today was a day spent in the garden in the Swenglish Home. Warm enough to go coat-less, each family member embarked on what he or she felt topped his or her priority list of the day. In the case of the man in the house, this meant preparing the green house ready for planting. The boys had their own 'mission', which included a magnifying glass and one or two rather traumatised bugs whose weekend plans had most likely not included being carried around and stared at by young humans (Please note, no animals were harmed or killed in the process...!) As for me, I had a tête-à-tête with an under-exercised lawn-mower (oh, the scent of freshly cut grass...!) and started trying to 'springify' and 'prettify' a few corners of the garden, in preparation for... no, I'll tell you about that later...
At the moment I am very invisible in the blog community, and I am sorry about that. Even though I have tried bending over backwards, apply for an eight-day week, and considered giving up sleeping altogether, I simply have to try to accept that I cannot do everything I would like to at the moment... How do you cope with work-blog-life balance?
The other day, I went to one of my favourite 'hangouts' in Bath, just to get a few, old, handmade terracotta pots to hang these violets in... and came home with a splendidly rusty bowl, an old watering can and a small bucket from WWII (if one is to believe the 1945 written on ít...) - all for just a few pounds each! The sack is from Turkey, the cushion from Maisons du Monde in Paris ("J'adore paresser toute la journée" = "I love lazying around all day"), the old bottle "carrier" one of my bargain treasures from a flea market in Paris.
Below: One of my two most fabulous treasures of all, here slurping up a well-needed lingonberry drink. Bug catching can be very hard work!
To old readers and new, lovely to see you here!
I wish you the best of Sundays, with buckets and buckets full of warm weather and spring!