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Monday, 18 February 2013
Come In and Have a Cup of Tea
How lovely that you have popped round today for tea and cake. After all, it is half term here and I am having a break from work. Come and sit outside, the sun is glorious today.
It's so lovely sitting outside after so much time being cosy in the house. It's still 'jacket' weather but just to feel the sun on your face is so satisfying.
The tea is brewing away nicely, the flowers are looking spectacular. Bought from Butters this morning for £1.25!!! Can you believe that. Lilies, Gerberas, Roses all in my favourite colour combination. They made my mood so much better. I can't wait for the lilies to open, one of my 'happy' scents.
Another 'happy' scent is jasmine. The one on the pergola is still sleeping, but found this in Butters for £2.00. It looks perfect with the ivy in the white bird cage. Again the flowers haven't quite opened but the scent will be so heady and remind me of evenings in Spain.
Now then, have your brought your latest project with you? Mine is on the table, gratifying granny squares, colourful, sweet, and will be made into cushions for the chair you are sitting at my table. What have you brought along?
Would you like some cake? Have you read Lucy's blog and her cake recipe? Well here's some for you, you may need a couple of slices and they compliment the tea.
Ok, now are you feeling fit? I've bought some herbs and violas for the kitchen window boxes. They are full of bulbs but it is time to put in the herbs before the shoots rise to the surface. Over there are the herbs...
Yes, I know, Butters again! But at 60p per pot I couldn't leave them. And now could you bring the violas (£1.25 for a tray!).
Right, all done and looking great for the next part in a few weeks when the lettuces, tumbling tomatoes and anything else I can think of will be filling the gaps.
They are beginning to shape aren't they?
Well, it's been great with you popping by on one of my day's off. Next time you will see this view hopefully it will be a bit more greener and with some burgers (not horsemeat!!) in the chimenea.
Have a wonderful week.