Over the Christmas holidays I got quite excited when I saw some shoots coming through. My excitement diminished somewhat however when I remembered I had planted garlic in this spot and not spring bulbs. Oh well!
Then today there is the unmistakable green point of a flower bulb coming through in the bay tree pot😊. Thankfully, I marked down on my garden plan that this is a tulip. A bit early, so hopefully it will withstand the rest of the winter and I will get to see a pretty pink flower in spring!
As if this wasn’t good news enough, I am so pleased with the new arrangement in my dining room. Another Christmas event was acquiring a secondhand table and chairs which are just right for this tiny space.
Amazing how space can liberate the mind. Now, so much more seems possible. Not least, the old table can become the stand for a sewing machine which has languished in a cupboard under the stairs ever since I moved in. So, maybe I will finally make suitable curtains for the back door, and, and, and…
Last but by no means least, on my travels at New Year, I found a thermos jug in a charity shop. Then I learned that this could be used to make yoghurt. And indeed it does. So, I have now discovered another way to reduce the amount of plastic (yoghurt pots are not routinely recyclable around here) going into landfill.