Reading My Way Around the World

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Happy Tuesday


Just popping in for a quick mid week hello.   Thank you so much for your lovely comments on last Friday's photo scavenger hunt pics.   It has been a great constant all winter when there wasn't so much to blog about. 

We're working on new songs at the minute, getting ready to put a collection together , and we're spending a couple of hours every morning in the studio.   But once the heat gets into the day it has been brilliant to be outside.   It's good to have a few things to focus on (in between tv, knitting and books lol).   I've given myself permission to take a break from teaching and from running my choir for a few months - zoom was getting to me and I must confess my creativity has jumped in the past few weeks since stopping everything.  

Spring is blooming everywhere and our lawn is full of old fashioned flowers - a great excuse not to mow:)

The bluebells are just starting to show and they look really healthy this year and have spread all over the place

We've been cutting out dead branches and clearing an area for a small starter greenhouse at the back.   After being at home all spring last year for the first time ever at this house (in 18 years) we made a bit of a start at growing veg and more flowers and this year now we're getting more enthusiastic.  Our shops are still not open but the garden centres are and are mobbed of course - everybody is dying to get out and spend some money lol. But I have to wait for the greenhouse until the shops open.   Meanwhile it's more cutting, digging and preparing.  

Have a great week - take care and enjoy yourself.   Until the next time xx


  1. Good to hear your mojo has returned. Your garden looks enormous & I've not yet used my "little" greenhouse as we've only just put it the covering over & now the cold weather has hit. Its blowing a gale today which we've been told is the last remnants of cyclone Seroja from W.A. Really strange weather patterns at the moment. Enjoy your studio times & the garden as your days warm. Take care & hugs.

  2. How lovely to see peeks of Spring in your part of the world, and how fun a little greenhouse is in your future. Yay for monitoring your energy and commitments so your creativity can have a welcomed resurgence. Wishing you all the best as Spring continues to unfold.

  3. Hi Fil - gorgeous Spring photos ... and how lovely to have the thought of a greenhouse and starter veggie growing with a degree of motivation ... it'll be wonderful ... good to see you enjoying yourselves and spending more time in the studio. Stay safe - and all the best - Hilary

  4. Can't wait to see how you progress with the veggie bed! My favourite type of gardening!


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