Yeah, well...those who follow me on Facebook know I never made it to France.
But I have planted up a small trough with French lavender.
I had a crafty week, making use of the hot weather to wash all my new fabrics ready to cut and sew.
(Just need to make a space to lay it all out and cut it out!!).
|drinking in the heady aroma of honeysuckle|
I've just about finished my embroidery that I started years ago and took up again when I spent the week on the boat in Oxford. Mind you, even that was years ago now, too!
We also were given cake!
Oh my, and what cake it was too! Our new Polish neighbours were celebrating their daughters' first birthday and Grandma made this beautiful cake. Multiple layers, fresh fruits, cream and chocolate chips.
The clematis in the front garden is a joy.
I also managed to actually pick 3 peony blossoms this year. I don't tend to grow a lot of flowers, but at the moment I have little vases with cornflowers, sweet William, pinks, marigolds and sweet peas in. Not very many but enough to make me go "Wheeee", especially as this year, all my early Sarah Raven-inspired sweet pea seed planting only gave me 2 plants!
But for the first time my cornflowers have come to fruition and I am so chuffed.
Will do my best to pop over to your blogs to say hello, but would just like to say a big
to all of you who have supported me and been so kind with your words. It really is a huge boost when I am feeling 'bleurgh'.