Nursing my little pink Masdevallia orchid back to health. I took photos and a leaf of the ailing plant to the orchid fair a few weeks back and asked one of the local orchid society members for advice. They were surprisingly reluctant to help, even though they were not selling plants so no conflict of interest. The diagnosis was that it was probably too warm on the shower room window sill.
Feeling the cold more than usual.
Still looking for my creativity. I got some fabric out for a pyjama bottoms but it still sits on my desk. I bought new cushion covers for the living room and altered them from square to rectangle to fit our cushion fillings.
In the meantime, sewing a boxy patchwork pencil case made with fabric made from 1.5 inch squares I have been cutting from tiny fabric scraps I accumulated. I just needed to make something!
Watching the Great British Sewing Bee. Do you watch it? I haven't got a favourite contestant yet.
Also watching Life after Life on the BBC. I loved the novel by Kate Atkinson but I am unsure about the TV adaptation. The children during Ursula's early childhood(s) are acted by children much older. Ursula was born in 1910. In 1918, when she pushed Bridget down the stairs to avoid the Spanish flu coming into the house (for the fourth time) she is 8 years old but is played by a girl clearly in her teenage years. Maybe I need to just let this wash over me?
Walking daily, usually with an audio book or a podcast for company.
Wondering how long it takes to form a habit? Does it take longer to form a good habit or a bad habit? Is it just the same? Asking for a friend.
Eating home-made pizza, the last of the purple sprouting broccoli and the first of salad leaves from the garden.
Cooking asparagus risotto. It is British asparagus season and although pricey, we make the best of it while we can
Listening to "The flight of the Aphrodite" by S.J. Morden. A space adventure that I really enjoyed although listening was uncomfortable at times. Human nature is not always pleasant. I think I am in a space adventure / space opera reading phase.
Feeling sad for James because the Sprint Gala was cancelled and he now can't have his 100 metre sprint debut.
Looking out into the garden from my desk. The dark greens are soothing to my eye and soul.
Counting the quincelets on my tiny quince tree. Dozens. We'll see how many will make it through to October.
Settling-in Rascal, my friend's black cat. He will be living with us for a while, until she has found a place to call home in Glasgow. Some standoffs between Jack and Rascal but they are slowly getting used to each other.
Feeling happy that Sam is moving back this weekend.
Surprised that it is almost June.
Thanks for visiting, I hope life is ticking along nicely for you 😊