I have had two lovely surprises this week in addition to my beautiful swap....
Nana GoGo decided that as I was too late to join the birthday blog swap that is going on, she would arrange a surprise for me which I opened last night .... inside was this beautiful book - gardening and painting in the same book - what more could I want! also poppy seeds which will be planted on my allotment with my potatos, and some CK hand soap far too pretty to use but will make my undies drawer smell lovely.
My birthday isn't until next week, seems like it arrived early! Thankyou so vey much Anne for being so kind.
As if this wasn't enough goodies, I won a competition (non Blogland) and was sent this set of le creuset earthenware dishes- we don't have anything like this so very useful. Lucky me.
My new project of course is the allotment - went for the first time today and here are some 'before' pictures: It's huge, isn't it! and covered in weeds, rubbish, grass and bird poo ....
There's a cemetary next door and I think these raised beds look like graves!
the open area in the distance will be for potatoes - and poppies!
and here's the 'after' picture - 2 hours digging later and it's a start!
Now I have two well kept graves!
I will try not to neglect my blog but there is going to be a lot of work for the next few months.