I’d hoped that the clocks going back on Sunday wouldn’t prevent a smooth continuation of my series of blog posts. Inevitably, however, yesterday I didn’t get the chance to do anything meaningful apart from my paid job.
Today would have been a repeat of this predicament but for the need to amusement myself whilst invigilating in a classroom. Yes, I was in a classroom for the first time in almost 20 months and could once more look out onto views not seen around my home.
In and of themselves, the Jack o’ Lanterns decorating the properties across the road from the building I was in were charming enough but they reminded me of the pumpkins in my house which never got carved. I’d come home to these taking up my favourite seat
and had been assured they would be going to another house for carving and subsequent use. They were duly taken away the next day but came back intact on Sunday.
All was not lost from my point of view, though. We can use the flesh for cake and the rest will make the Green Johanna happy. Not just yet as the compost bin is all but full, so the pumpkins had better keep.
I plan to make space in the Green Johanna towards the end of the year. Before I can do this, however, the new raised bed needs to be built, which in turn needs to wait for many other tasks in the garden to be completed. So, roll on the weekend when I can tick more of these off the list.