I’m spending sunny afternoons on the patio reading at the moment. I’d prefer to have some paid work to do, but as there isn’t much of that, I’m making the most of the weather. I spend mornings doing blog work, house work, gardening, whatever needs doing and then I read for a few hours. We are eating early, so I start cooking quite early, clear up and do a few more jobs of various kinds when it’s cooler in the evening. I have some nice plants in pots on the patio to cheer up my afternoon sunning spot. As well as reading I’m trying to do a bit of language learning. This created a bit of a dilemma as I have loads of cassette tapes with language stuff on, but nothing to listen to them on. So I’ve ordered an old style walkman to listen to them on. You can get them for not a lot of money on eBay. I’ll see how I get on with those, but I have others on CD so I might have to buy a personal CD player later, as the only CD player I have is in the car. Then I need to decide which languages to concentrate on. I’ve been learning German for years, so I’ll be doing some of that for sure. In the past I’ve learnt French, plus bits of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Welsh. I’ll be picking up some of those. The only thing is I don’t think I’ll be going to anywhere that speaks those languages anytime soon, even my next trip to Wales is looking doubtful.
My geraniums are flowering in the greenhouse. They have got there so early this year. I bought them last year to have them ready in the garden for my birthday party in June. Sadly they didn’t oblige until a week later. This year they are looking great already. I am still worried that we might have a frost and that’s the reason they aren’t in the garden or on the patio.
Most of the seeds I planted have germinated and are growing well. I’m hoping to get some planted out this week. Those peas are ready I think. The veg patch is good to go now and some beds are already planted up. I’ve never been so well organised with vegetable growing.
I struggle with the bluebells in the garden. I think that they are the Spanish sort rather than the native wildflower. They look nice along the edge of the lawn, under the hedge. The trouble is that some are in my veg patch and some in my lavender border. This year they are going to have to be moved to new spots where they are less in the way.
Sorry if this has been a bit garden dominated this week, but that’s how I’m spending my time just now. I still have loads to do inside, but I’ve said I’ll do that when it rains.