Long weekend

April 15, 2009 at 10:09 am 2 comments

The long Easter weekend got off to an unpromising start – when I finished work on Thursday evening, there was nothing in the house to mix with gin except flat Lilt from our cocktail party a month ago.

It got better. On Friday, I woke up with a huge surge of enthusiasm for doing all the things I normally don’t have the time or energy to do and spent the day finishing the i-cord on my cardigan and sewing the jacket I’ve been working on for a year.

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Then on Saturday I woke up and felt absolutely exhausted, thanks to a busy previous couple of weeks, and spent most of the day lounging around not doing very much. Well, I made some bread and went shopping, but that was about it.

On Sunday, we went to see Scientist Fiancé’s family and ate too much roast dinner and played silly games. And Monday was gorgeous and I spent most of the day in the garden. I had breakfast outside and then did some ms6001735uch overdue weeding, as a result of which you can now see the gravel. I also rescued the peas, which have been in need of potting on some days now, and planted squash and more peas and lots of basil. And probably some other things. Also, my coriander is still looking reasonably healthy, which is good news as I have a terrible track record with coriander.

And here are some pretty Easter flowers:

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I hope you all had lovely weekends.

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Apology Slightly red-faced (and sore-backed)

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Goo  |  April 22, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Ha! I’m pretty rubbish at growing coriander too. My Brazillian sister-in-law, who can’t live without it, just stuffs her pots full of seeds, she doesn’t bother to thin them, she treats it a bit like growing cress. She gets huge crops, but she’s harvesting before they go leggy or bolt. Requires a lot of successional sowings but this is how I’m going to try it this year.

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  • 2. sproutingbroccoli  |  April 26, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Ooh, that’s a good idea. I might try that.

    Reply

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