We were back at the allotment . Something had dug up a load of the tree bark at the top of the allotment. It was a real mess and we are guessing it was foxes.
I tried to dig over Lou’s patch for flowers as it has become very dry. A shame she can’t come and do it but we will look after it. As for Mal, more digging and he made more paths.
Now that is what I like to see at the allotment…..wildlife and I hope we will encourage a lot more……….
Just after 9 pm we looked for the 34 satellites. It was a very clear night and we did see some of them. There really are some weird things going on.
Thought for the Day – “Savour the small moments: Even during lockdown you still have many small moments to savour. The smell of coffee, the feel of the warm shower on your back and so on. When you stop to take in these moments, rather then let them rush by on automatic pilot, you are giving your brain a chance to process the pleasure, which boosts your serotonin – the feel good neurotransmitter that helps elevate your mood and make you feel calm.” ~ The Guardian
We decided to have a relaxing day. We took Ellie for a walk in between showers. Mal said he would queue at the Co op to see if they had any toilet rolls……………….success!
When we were home I watched Rick Stein in Istanbul. It brought back so many lovely memories of our times in Istanbul. He even went to eat fish sandwiches (Balik Ekmek) by the Bosphorus, by Galata bridge. We did that many times and they are so delicious, just caught and cooked straight away. I remember them costing 4tl, very cheap. It really is my favourite city.
In the afternoon we had face time with Lou, Rhys and the kids. It was good to see them.
Thought for the Day – “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder
Another lovely sunny day. Off to the allotment again and I painted the shed until the paint ran out! Yes, I did have more but it was back home. It’s an old shed but at least now it will last a bit longer! It seemed a little pointless replacing it, I think the one in our garden would be better to spend money on.
Mal did some work on his allotment and picked lots more purple sprouting broccoli, leeks and rhubarb.
After lunch we decided to go shopping. Our neighbours have been told to stay indoors for 3 months and they have no relatives near so we said we would get them some shopping. It wasn’t as bad as expected, very few people and we were let in one at a time and given wipes for the trolleys and hand gel. There was a surprising amount on the shelves, so we stocked up for a week and don’t intend to venture out again for food. As Range was almost next door we popped in only to discover ALL their plants were 40% off. We bought another “very fragrant” rose, a patio apricot and a cordyline.
After being indoors for a week I was quite shocked to see the price of petrol at Tesco. 103.9 I haven’t seen prices that low for a long time.
I filled the car up. One of my friends in Stevenage said they were selling it for 99p at their Costco!!
Home again and Mal left Louise and Bob’s shopping on their front door step! They had a long conversation through the window.
Thought for the Day – “If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.” ~ Audra Foveo
Down to the allotment with Ellie again. More planting. Chris fitted us a new tap so we were able to water the seedlings. I scrubbed the shed ready for painting. It had been covered in green mould. Ellie just chills!
Thought for the Day – “Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles. Notice them.”
Another lovely day even though it was cold. Again we went to the allotment with Ellie. She does love it there but we have realised we will have to organise some shade for her in the summer. We cleaned a load of rubbish the previous owner had left stuffed down the side and the back of the shed. There was loads of broken glass.
Chris in the next allotment heard us saying that the tap was not working properly. Keeping his distance he said after we left he would fit a new one for us as he had one in his shed…nice man!
So, we took home purple sprouting broccoli and rhubarb.
Thought for the Day – “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” ~ Maya Angelou