Yesterday I spent most of the morning considering the various things I really have to get on with, such as cleaning up the greenhouse, sorting out the garden, going through my clothes, doing a bit of mending, perhaps even finish decorating the bedroom or start decorating the office, and clean out the chickens.
So I went out to admire my lovely new Buff Orpingtons,
and then I came in and made some candles.
Today I went through the same list of jobs, and then found myself making blackberry jam.
I think I'm drifting a bit.....
Earlier in the week though, when I was a bit more motivated, I went to 'Martin & the Magpie' - my favourite florist in Hungerford.
I love this shop because as well as beautiful flowers, they have quirky plants and little bits of 'this and that' to look at. Well, I went in to buy flowers for a friend, but, just like at Christmas, something caught my eye which would make a lovely gift for me:
An indoor plant called String of Hearts. I don't really like indoor plants that much, but I thought these trailing hearts looked so pretty - and, of course, they were hanging in macramé potholders which I happen to have a few of.......so, it's found it's way out into the workshop!
The only thing I have been good at is taking the dogs out for at least 3 miles everyday. The weather over the last week has been extraordinary - hot enough for shorts some days, then into waterproofs, then into sweaters - and me and the dogs have seen a few things that made us look twice:
A fairy ring
Old Man's Beard covering everything
The men out drilling and rolling
Bits of fungus
And then yesterday evening a beautiful double rainbow
Off to the Ally Pally tomorrow, so I can get lots of ideas for more things to not do......