Hi all my little bloggy friends. It's Monday today, and I hope to be able to get out and do some work in the garden . I've planted up quite a few pots, but still have more to do. Trouble is, it's still so cold out there (even though we're nearly in June) that I don't really have the heart to do it, but do it I must!!
That is just a taster, because I've done about twenty five so far! They will look better in a couple of weeks when the flowers come out a bit more. At least the cold weather has put a stop to my roses for a while, which is good news for me. There are hundreds in bud, so they should come out just when I need them to!
A week after the wedding, we are holding a Midsummer Cream Tea (with musical accompaniment) in the garden, in aid of Children's Hospice South West, so we hope to raise quite a lot of money then.
I am delighted to say that my friend Claudia (The Story) has awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award (along with quite a few others), so thank you for that Claudia. Every one is much appreciated. Claudia lives in Germany at the moment with her husband, Peter, but originates from Romania. She took part in and completed the recent A - Z challenge, and is now carrying out the Z - A challenge! This challenge has a musical theme, and she has introduced us to some lovely musical artists and some very unusual musical instruments.
For this Award, I have to come up with ten things about myself, which is getting quite hard as I have listed several things on other occasions. Maybe I should just refer back to those posts - ?? Well, I will have a go!
For our evening meal tonight, we will be having baby new potatoes, roasted cherry tomatoes, asparagus and British pork parcels with a rosemary, sage & onion stuffing, wrapped in smoked prosciiutto.
I will be going to my Book Club tonight, and we will be discussing The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. This is the first book of a trilogy, although it stands as a story on its own. I have seen this particular book in the bestsellers list for a long time, but it just never appealed to me, even though I didn't know what it was about! Well, I have now finished it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be a real page turner.
I love taking photographs (as you have probably realized from all the ones I post on my blog!). If I had my time over again, I would definitely like to train as a professional photographer.
I took piano lessons from the age of nine, but I don't play any longer. I can only play by reading the music. I am very envious of anyone who can just sit down and play a tune by ear.
I love anything that is retro or vintage, which is good, as these things are all around us at the moment!
I'm a real lover of 60's music and love bopping around to my Juke Box.
I trained to be a Masseuse just after my 50th birthday, after working in admin all my life. (Actually, I'm almost sure that I've told you that one before!).
I am an avid reader and always have a book (and sometimes two) on the go.
When I was training as a secretary back in the good old days (hee hee!), my shorthand speed was 130 words per minute, and my typing speed was 100 words a minute. Actually, my fingers still fly over the computer keys pretty rapidly now!!
I am going on holiday with a friend in September to Majorca, which is a very pretty island.
Phew! That's ten. Sorry I couldn't make them a bit more interesting for you!
Well, my lovely little bloggy friends, I will leave you again for now, but look forward to seeing you again soon.
“The steeper the mountain
The harder the climb
The better the view
From the finishing line”.
Ooops! Nearly forgot - I have to pass The Versatile Blogger Award on, and I am going to give it to five people :
All of the above certainly deserve an Award, and I hope they enjoy it! Now I really am going!!