Well, it has to be said this is one of the strangest summers ever. Rain. Rain. Rain....it doesn't seem like it will ever stop. Needless to say, the garden is struggling with an excess of water- it seems as if the plants are just about holding on although some have 'drowned' and rotted off. The plants in my mini greenhouse are more fortunate, but not doing so well because there's no warmth- I'm having leave the door shut all the time to keep the little warmth in. There are a few tiny green tomatoes now and the cucumber plants are flowering, but it's not going to be a bumper year. Almost half of my broad bean plants have rotted away to nothing, although I was able to pick my first pod this week:
|My first broad bean pod- it was delicious!|
The patio is getting nearer to completion, and is currently under a large black tarpaulin to protect yesterday's addition from the torrential rain we have again today. To say that Chris will be glad when it's finished is the understatement of the year!
Onto more positive news...Amy competed in a her club's gym competition this weekend, did a great routine of floor elements, beam, vault and springboard and won a silver medal. Her friends also competed in different categories and got a gold and bronze:
|L-R: bronze, gold and silver!|
|Cushion no3 'Fibonacci stripes' knitted in Rowan Scottish Tweed|
|Hot water bottle cover knitted in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran|
Finally, I wanted to show you the lovely birthday present I had from my friend Mrs Norton from over at the Norty Corner. She gave the gift in a cardboard box with strict instructions to be careful when opening it, as it was very delicate:
|A tin can with holes in it!|
Isn't it fab? If you can't tune your eyes in to see the picture, it's of Edward and Bella from Twilight (did I ever mention before that I really love the Twilight series??!). Thank-you Mrs N!!
Well that's about it for now, but I'll hopefully have another Woolsack update later in the week if it all goes to plan. Have a good week despite the weather!!