Friday, 13 March 2015

Friday Catch Up

Today did not really start very well.  I did not sleep well and I was awake at 5:00pm (call of nature) got OHs clothes sorted "mufty day" at work (jeans had been in the tumble drier) and then got back into bed.  Promptly fell into a deep sleep slept through two alarm calls and by fluke woke up at 8:30am.  Mad dash to get ready feed the menagerie and then walk a good half mile to work. I have to be in work by 9:15am got into work for 9:18am but it put me wrong-footed for the rest of the morning playing catch up.  Never mind these things are sent to try us.

At lunch I met up with a very good work colleague and friend and we hit the Beehive a pub literallly just round the corner from where I work in Peterborough.  We take it in turn in paying; this week it was my turn.  The Food really is tasty and moorish all produced in their own kitchens.  Today my friend had fresh salmon and cucumber sandwiches and I had fish  finger sarnies with mayonnaise and ketchupNot ordinary fish fingers cut from fresh fish and they were absolutely delicious.  We had some of their fat chips between us and it was gorgeous.

Its been a lovely day weatherwise - shame I was cooped up in the office it was quite mild too.I can feel the sap rising as well and I am desperate to be by the seaside to feel my toes in the sand, check out rock pools and feel the wind in my hair.

I am hoping that I will be able to get out in the garden for a little while tomorrow as I want to start tidying my herb border up and get some slug pellets and rings down - my chive plants have been nibbled by something and been given a severe haircut so I need to find out what is going on there. I do not normally do pellets because of the animals but as they do not have access to the garden it might just help clear up what is eating the vegetation.  I had a healthy crop of parsley but that seems to have gone too. I also need to ground myself by feeling the soil between my fingers and under my nails.  It would seem that even as adults we never really get past making mud pies.  I have main crop potato sets chitting too.  Because I am cooped up an office all week I do like to get out in the garden when I can just to be out in the fresh air for a little while especially after a busy week. I need to sort my seeds out too.  Once the border is sorted I can then establish what I need to top things up.  My Loganberry and Blackberry plant seem to have come through well together with my passion flower and my scented pelargonium.

Right desperately need some shuteye have a lot to do tomorrow.

Catch up soon



I nipped to the shop earlier and by golly has it gone bitter out there.  I have the heating on this evening trying to keep everyone and the animals warm and snug.  I don't do cold.


  1. I hope that you are feeling more yourself today, I spent most of yesterday dozing and was up before the Lark this morning. Feeling much revived and hoping to get some "mud pie" time in. My herbs have all done very well but we have had a mild winter, my seeds are all doing well and the Sweetcorn is going in today. Take care, Pam x

  2. Wilkinsons do slug pellets that are safe for wildlife. I've been using them for several years now.

    Worth a try.


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