We got this new square plastic pot, the pomegranate plant was not as pot bound as I thought it would be, but this pot will be placed where our large water but is, on the side of the garage, it's a sunny spot so it should do well here. I got plastic because the whole plant and pot is still very heavy, hopefully once in place it should not have to be moved.
Sunday, 25 September 2022
Thursday, 22 September 2022
Monday, 19 September 2022
Hubby's daughter and youngest son were here over the weekend, for my daughters 40th birthday party, we did a lunch on Saturday, ensuring everyone was well fed. It was lovely to see so many grand sons running around the garden together, football was top sport, but as always the bikes were fun as well. Cousins making friends, they all live so far apart, so they are not often together.
We had a late night on Saturday, we went to daughters party and left about 9ish to bring George and Molly home, hubby popped back just after 10pm for Will, we then sat with them until just after 1am, when mummy and daddy got home. Loads of our daughters teenage friends were at the party, it was lovely to see them all. Our house was very close to the town centre, and was the meeting place for all of them we loved seeing them together and are so pleased their friendship has lasted.
Sunday was a late start, hubby's son and family came for breakfast, before driving home to Somerset, we then had a lazy day. My throat was very sore, I'm still full of cold I am hoping this second pack of antibiotics will help with the cold and clear this kidney problem. Today we do nothing, the TV will be on most of the day, doing the same as millions of others, watching the final journey of our dear Queen.
We both have had our flu jabs and have booked our covid booster jabs, hopefully we should be protected this winter.
Thursday, 15 September 2022
We had a couple of dry days at the weekend and Monday, but the rain is back again, so I have not done much more in the garden, hubby has his new shelves in the garage, so I now have the 2 shelves above my unit, so most of my bits are sorted. I do need to tidy my greenhouse, remove the tomato and cucumber plants, I have a few things to place in there, then my shed will be empty.
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
I said in my last post I had taken cuttings for plants along the soon to be exposed back fence panels, I'm trying something different, I got sphagnum moss last year, I have kept it in a huge plant saucer, keeping it wet with rain water. I have popped all my cuttings in it, in hope they grow sturdy roots, I don't expect success with everything, but hope some will grow, I have a plastic cover for when it gets cooler. They have been here a few days and still look good.
Sunday, 11 September 2022
We popped to the village and Sarah called me into her haberdashery shop, 'just wanted to let you know the Christmas fabric is selling quickly', she only had a few panels left, so I purchased one. It has a front and back panel, and you sew it so you have a hanging item with 24 pockets on, well, that's not what I am doing, no space to hang it.
Friday, 9 September 2022
Tuesday, 6 September 2022
New colour in the garden, these cyclamen are for pots, the flowers last for ages, these look a bit sad, I will cut the flowers back, the plant is healthy. They cost £2.20 each from our local shop, much cheaper than garden centre. I do need pansies and violas, they will add colour for the rest of the year.
Book 76 read this year, a daughter is kidnapped, a ransom is paid, what happens next, how lives fall apart and the strength needed to carry on, guilt is a strange emotion, an interesting read, not the best book, but a different story.
Daughter picked me up on Monday morning, all 3 children were at school or nursery, so we had a few hours together. She drove to Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays, an outlet centre on the harbour, it's a lovely setting, I needed nothing and spent nothing, it was a lovely time together. My sister is arriving today for a visit, on her own, it's a cheer her up visit, she has been struggling recently should be fun, no plans made, just see what we want to do.
First 6 days of no spend-low spend September, we had 3 days with no spend, and other than food just the plants above, so a good start, we have got a few extra things for my sisters visit. September is a month of birthdays and our anniversary, a hard time do this challenge, but I cheated and popped money into birthday cards last month, this challenge is about our everyday spending.
Saturday, 3 September 2022
Thursday, 1 September 2022
Wednesday, 31 August 2022
I have been sewing, so supplies have been purchased, no other craft items, mainly fabric for clothes for little people. In the garden a lovely garden decoration and a new tower for strawberries, no plants, it's not wise to have anything new in a drought.
I did purchase a pair of trousers to replace a ripped pair and a reduced pair of sandals, this should be my last clothes purchase this year. I have also sorted out some clothes lurking in the back of my wardrobe for years, all have gone to Sally Army bins.
We have both purchased 'new' mobile phones, expensive but necessary, over time we will gain huge savings, using our sim only monthly bills. Whilst the phones are new the models are a couple of years out of date, much cheaper, plus they only need charging every 2 days instead of every day.
We are back to being very good with our food waste, our portion sizes have been shrinking, and the only waste we have is peelings, which all go into the composter. We are still picking fruit, raspberries and blackberries now.
I am feeling a bit better about my weight, I've lost some weight, I was moving more and eating less, hopefully I will feel better soon and move more again. Yoga is on hold, my shoulder is playing up, I have tried to do some simple moves at home.
Monday, 29 August 2022
Saturday, 27 August 2022
I get the message, it's headlines on another group I follow 1million women, they are based in Australia, but they have wonderful values. I have said before our governments don't want to stop the consumer, they gain taxes from every stage of the production to the final sell, they can't afford for all of us to stop shopping.
Friday, 26 August 2022
I enjoyed this book it had a good story, young women are kidnapped and left in the wild in a heatwave, lots of clues and strategy. It had a good pace about it which kept me interested in the characters, following the clues along the way. Book 75 read this year.
I did manage to do a full house clean, top to bottom as my mum used to say, I was shattered afterwards. I am reading loads, and doing a tiny bit of stitching, I've not done anything with the fabric for Molly and Georges clothes. I should have been outside in the garden, but that can wait, the ground is now wet.
I still feel yuck and very tired, not unwell just yuck, I keep overheating, worse than my normal hot flushes, I am taking a course of anti biotics from the doctor, I have a blood test later today and a scan next week.