Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Courgettes day 10

I'm growing courgettes (zucchini) in our back garden. I planted the seeds on 9th May. (Edit: Actually it was the 16th.) Saturday was the first day I noticed shoots. They've got a bit bigger since then.

Any tips for growing courgettes? They're getting plenty of water at the moment because it keeps on raining.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

suddenly coming to earth with a bump

That would be me.
I've been going flat out for the last 10 days or so. Worked all weekend at a course, was pretty tired before that, now it's time to stop. Day off tomorrow, going to London, going to see Kiss of the Spiderwoman in the evening, long weekend, planning to shop, maybe sew things, maybe just sleep.

Perhaps next week I'll blog things, like pictures, fun thoughts, a meme for Amrita.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Debs!

It's my sister's birthday today. (She's the one with the big brown eyes). Go and wish her a happy happy birthday.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I watched The Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in several years. It was fun, but not quite as much fun as it would have been watching with my sister. Fortunately, she was blogging it, so you too can experience the fun of Eurovision with Debs (part 1), Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, summary, result.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

mountains and valleys

Snowdon, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I had a wonderful time in Wales. This photo was taken on our way down from the top of Snowdon. I'd never been up it before and it was beautiful. It was a hard climb, with a scary ridge and some even scarier scrambling across scree, but worth it for the views from the top.

Now I'm back at work, still aching from all that hard walking and very tired. It feels like I've gone straight from a mountain top to a valley. From all the time in the world, at least as long as the light lasts, to clock-watching and alarm clocks and no time to do anything. I've got to keep plodding on until the path starts to climb again.

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Tonight I'm off to North Wales for a long weekend. Lots of walking, fresh air, sunshine (I hope) and relaxation.

And no internet and no phone (I'm leaving it at home).


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

a pocket a pocket!

pocket, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

You know you're bored when the most exciting moment of your day is discovering your new skirt has pockets.

Pretty new skirt and blouse, both from H&M.

If we're on the subject of fashion and frivolity, I am underwhelmed by Kate Moss's collection for Topshop. I happened to be in town at lunchtime, so took a look at what all the fuss was about and, it's not really me, I suppose. Skinny jeans and waistcoats and a couple of interesting jackets.

Now, Lily Allen's collection for New Look, that's more my kind of thing.