Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Five days to go!

I have a week off soon & it's very much needed too!

I really feel like I've had no time for anything the past few weeks & once I get April out of the way life would have slowed down to a nice normal pace. Also that means we are in May which sees the first delivery of my Rocket garden veg plants.

Apart from some broad beans & soon to be sown white sprouting broccoli seeds there is very little in the way of seedlings here. Extravagant yes, almost certainly to be money saving & definitely time saving, I'm so glad Mike bought me this as one of my Christmas presents.

On a stroll through blogland several weeks back I came across this post from gillymakes which I thought sounded huge fun. I expressed an interest even though there was a doubt in the back of my mind as April tends to be a no go for me. Anyway I got an email back with more details & the more I thought about it the more I thought I wanted to go.

I mentioned it to Mike who responded with "Why on earth would you meet up with a bunch of strangers blah, blah, blah" Well my dears, my back was immediately put up! I retorted with "Oh I don't know darling, perhaps it's because I live with men, even the dog is male, I'm surrounded by men at work, none of my real life friends have any interest in crafts or gardening so it might be nice for me to spend the afternoon in the company of females go fabric shopping & have afternoon tea in the company of said females, also the train arrives at the station 20 minutes before everyone is due to meet, it is meant to be!" My eyes quite possibly flashed at this point too! I was busy going through the booking of train tickets when Mike rather bravely said you can't go on the 11th can you, you're working.

He was right, I most certainly can't be three hours away from the office on the 11th April, I can't tell you how blinking peeved I was! You see I'm Head of Security for a bookmakers & the 11th April is the National! See I've typed it so small so you can't see the real reason & I'm right slap bang in the middle of a large fraud case too so this week off is really much needed. Time in the garden & time for some crafty bits.

Anyway onto some fun things, my nephew has passed his driving test & his car has been parked on my mums driveway until he passed his test. My sister had phoned my mum to ask her for the registration number so she could get some insurance quotes. My mum is as blind as a bat so phoned me to go over to do it for her. Task completed I was on my way out of the door when my mum called me back. Now it is virtually impossible to leave my mums house without anything. I was sent on my way with - a tray of pork chops, pork & beef mince, crispy pancakes, bbq chicken, 4 cod fillets in batter , a large pizza & two pieces of salmon. I asked her & not for the first time why she buys so much & you do know food lasts in the freezer, to which she replied that she likes to have a selection of food & that she was quite aware of how long food lasts for in the freezer thank you very much I am 76!

I though I had made my escape looking like I had been on the cadge with my overfull carrier bag of food, when I heard a bellow behind me. It was my mother shouting to make sure I returned her bag & to come back Wednesday evening as she had a huge meat & veg hamper coming, it was far too much for her so I will give some to you. I am more than certain that in the close knit community we live curtains twitched as I did my walk of shame looking like I couldn't afford to do my grocery shop!

I will leave you with a shot of the garden which will have to make do for March & quite possibly Feb, the more eagle eyed of you will know it's one of the previous months shot. I do however have garlic & rhubarb poking it;s way through, god knows what has happened to the onions & shallots & I have some rather nice posh green paint to do my fences with, once I find the time of course. I might be hibernating next week as it's half term Yay! Enjoy your day all x


19 comments:

  1. Yea, I feel I have no time for anything too. Busy with nothing... Hoping you will have great days this spring for gardening.
    Enjoy your days, Jo...

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  2. It certainly sounds like you need a week off, and some time spent just relaxing in the garden!
    Thanks, and you too. Flighty xx

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  3. Enjoy your week off and do some of the things you want to do, time for yourself is vital.

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  4. Enjoy this week planning for next, and then have the best break you can. It's a shame you can't go on 11th, it would have been fun for you. I had the best time meeting bloggers last weekend.

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  5. What a shame you can't make the meet up, I'm sure it would have been fun. My mum won't freeze meat, she doesn't trust eating meat that's been frozen! Enjoy your week off.

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  6. It is a shame that you cannot go and meet up, another time! My hubby doesn't understand the interest in meeting people that you don't know, but we do sort of know each other don't we, and meeting up is the way to actually know each other! Hope you have a good week!! xx

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  7. It seems that older people always want to give you something when you visit. Pity about your day out.

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  8. Oh BUM!
    Perhaps you'll make the next time?
    Jane x

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  9. Such a shame that you can't meet up with other like-minded folk. Maybe next time. When I visit my Mum she always sends me away with something, and it's usually edible. Giving and feeding. It's what Mums do ;))
    Leanne x

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  10. What a shame about the get together, hopefully next time. Lucky you and your bag full of food from your mum, I could do with someone to provide me with such things! I hope work isn't too full on for you, and that you manage to find some time for yourself. Things are starting to poke through in the garden here as well, although down at the allotment something has eaten the tops of all of my onions. Who does that??? CJ xx

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  11. Aw, what a nice mum you have. Sounds like you're very busy, well done to your nephew xx

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  12. Jo, I am probably a lot older than you, but I have to admit that it has been a real relief to me to go down to a 3 days a week working regime. It gives me time to step down from work and do some stuff for myself and family .

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  13. Hope you have a great week off, I'm off next week as well woohoo! Will be decorating so I hope it will rain over my house so I won't be tempted to bunk off. I am surrounded by males as well, it's nice to talk craft and fabric with like minded people :)

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  14. Oh what a shame that get together sounds like fun, I have met up with ladies from the loving hands forum and we meet once a month now and I really look forward to it. Ha ha I love your mum she sounds lovely and so typical, I think I must be the same whenever my kids come to visit I start thinking about what I can give them before they leave. Enjoy the rest of your break. :) xx

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  15. Your mum sounds great :-) Shame about the meet-up but no doubt there will be others! X

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  16. I did grin at your escape from your mother's with a haul. Similar happens to me but more along the lines of 'do you want to take some plants' and she lets me loose to dig up her garden to take with me.

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