Annie bought this wonderful Medlar and although this is not the most stunning photo i was properly chuffed to bits and we promptly went to the alotment and planted it there together. it will live for 300 years apparently so it’s nice to think it will be here long after i’ve gone. Coincidently the head gardener at River Cottage also planted one of these as his first tree. I had just got his wonderful book A Taste of the Unexpected and was reading it when Annie delivered the tree. also planted a morello cherry and victoria plum in the garden to eventually replace the boring non blossoming and thus non fruiting cherry we have already. I am eying up japanese wineberries and schezuan pepper plants now too… just wish it would stop raining.
Also managed to bag an ipad and Kindle from my dad and Stokie Bloke respectively which was fabbo! As a librarian i thought i would be more ambivalent to the Kindle but i actually am very impressed with the feel and style of it. I downloaded Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo to read as my first book (far to easy to do!) and attempted to make a case for it. that is definitely work in progress so no photo yet.am liking this design for the ipad very much indeedy!
I was treated to bubbles and booze too and zola topped off the week with a crochet lesson at her house. So that’s how you hold the crochet hook!!! and i can read the patterns slightly more easily now. However am still not a natural so no photos yet. zola has probably completed a granny square blanket by now and mark will be creating his new fashion line in crochet as we speak!!! what a lovely day I had.
|skinny fit mitts by my mum|
finally i picked up some interesting bits and bobs at WRAP – see below.
thanks everyone for your birthday wishes.xxx