Valentine's Day. OK - that is a bit misleading because it wasn't a highlight because of any Valentine's Day romantic efforts on the part of myself or The Farmer. (We had planned to have some champagne but The Farmer wound up getting our truck unstuck all evening as the driver had gone somewhere he shouldn't have.) What was exciting is that one of my closest friends had a gorgeous baby girl. So this made Valentine's Day for us. Not to mention the fact that if the new princess should ever need spoiling on her birthday in years to come she should do well with the double whammy of Valentine's Day and birthday. Incidentally when I arranged for flowers to be sent the next day I was unable to get any sort of pale pink teddy to go with them. The florist sold out on Valentine's Day. This made me somewhat concerned as I couldn't imagine being overly excited if I got a pale pink soft toy on Valentine's Day.
|Pink For A Girl|
I bought the rose in the photo above to replace one that did not survive our summer. It is absolutely beautiful but its name is "Perfume Passion" which is descriptive at best. However if you see it in a nursery I would definitely grab one if you are a rose fan. (Just ignore the name.) It is stunning, highly perfumed and very, very hardy.
My other highlight was getting around to lots of annoying jobs that desperately needed doing. Now I know that sounds as boring as watching paint dry but I do love that sense of satisfaction of getting those niggling jobs done.
Things like washing cushion covers.
|Playroom Cushions Now Clean|
And finally getting more beds ready for the vegetable garden.
|New Beds (Returning To The Scene Of Snakegate.)|
On the subject of the garden I have finally given in and arranged to have a garden designer come and do some rough planting plans for us. The hard landscaping is already set in stone (literally, given the large numbers of dry stone walls I have!) however there are several areas that need planting out. I have decided it may work out cheaper in the long run to get some advice and not lose lots of expensive plants next February. So I am quite excited about this decisions and have been concentrating on cleaning up the garden and really thinking about what I want.
OK - I can hear Farmchildren stirring and need to stir myself and get them breakfast and down to the bus in time.
Enjoy your Monday.