Yesterday, we took a bus along my route to work in order to investigate various outlets which I had viewed on my journeys to and from. One of these outlets was a secondhand furniture store, where I found a picnic crockery and cutlery set.
I’d often thought about having such a set for days out. This includes simply having a spoon in my handbag for those occasions when you would have to make use of a single-use plastic one. So, now I have all that for £2 and some more plastic has been saved from landfill.
Back home, I’ve been watching the buds on the bay tree. They first appeared in the winter and I was amazed, though it should be no surprise, considering most plants produce flowers.
Anyway, they have now opened and have become pretty little flowers. I presume that means the tree is happy in the hugel bed, which is its permanent home.*
I’m also saving money at the moment by eating up crops which have overwintered, such as chard and onions. The Brussel sprouts came to nothing but have produced leaves which are pleasant raw or cooked.
* According to the website, flower council holland, mice don’t like bay. However, yesterday I saw a mouse running round the tree. It has possibly found a home in the log pile with a companion and seems quite tame.