Shall we try again I typed lots in yesterday and must have pressed something and whoosh all gone despite saving it as I went. I thought I would have a draft copy but no completely disappeared. So the best laid plan was not to be. So here we are in May and the header shows the Lily of the Valley that is blooming just in front of the lounge window. The scent is so lovely. I have forget me nots everywhere, they self seed and look so pretty. I took a few photos with my new camera, the old one finally gave up the ghost ,so maybe I will get some better pics now to share. I have one red hot poker out but it has 16 more buds so in a week or two it will be magnificent.
A yellow peony just about to open. and we have 3 in bud, right up the top near the road we have 3 echiums which are very stately and attract lots of bees.
You can see one right at the back, the phormium in the front has 12 spikes on it. So that will be spectacular later , it looks like miniature bananas when they flower. Also in the front is this no idea what it is but it is very pretty.
The birds are emptying the 4 feeders we have on the apple tree every day now. We have 2 very fat pigeons that visit most days and the other day Martin was telling Sam that his grandma used to make pigeon pie, you can imagine the face that Sam pulled. He did not think you could eat pigeon , to which he was told he was going to have one for dinner next time he called .. I have never tried it and don't think I want to ...but for once Sam was trying to get out of coming for dinner.
So this week, I have done a little stitching not a lot as my hands and back have been playing up. I have had an appointment to see the Spinal Centre Clinic Consultant on the 24th May ,great I thought at last, then I found it is almost 100 miles away. Martin is not keen on driving long distances now but he has said if that is the only one in the South of England we would go. I cannot tell you how releived I was that he said that. DD said she would take me but to be honest she has so little time off, with family and work committments that I would not feel happy .The spring makeover is coming along I had hoped to get the dog finished to show you but that maybe next time now.
I am feeling like a Harry Potter character , Dobby the Elf. Hmmmm I hear you say she has finally lost the plot. I have a SOCK.
So that is all my purchases for this week. We did go out for a cup of tea and a slice of cake on Thursday of this week. We went to a cafe which has a courtyard sort of garden and I took a few pics for you to see. This a door that is propped up .
Just loved the colour and ornateness, is that a word, I have never been so do not know really, but it reminds me of Morroco. The archway into the into the enclosed garden.
Can you see it ,he is well camoflaged . Took lots more but too many to show you here. The greengrocer reminded me of bygone days when produce was displayed like this.
Inside were hessian sacks containing all manner of lovely things. Yum.
Then while we were driving home across the causeway just had to stop and show you the sea pinks that lined both sides of the road, only in May do you see these in flower,
This is taken just off the road to Portland which is in the distance, Chesil beach on the right.
Take care all and if you are travelling safe journeying,keep well and I will speak again soon.
Much love and many hugs