Good Progress


It’s been longer then I had hoped since my last post, but that is because the weather has been beautiful, and I have been busy.

There are actually two posts I want to write this morning, but I will start with the more positive one, about – you guessed it – Gardening, Property, Food & Mood!

We’ll start with the Garden:
(ahhh – lots of lovely photos)

When I got back from my isolation-recovery stay at my parents, it felt like there was so much to do again. I had missed 10 days, which at the end of May/early June is a pretty big deal.
I’ve been working away, in short bursts, trying to ‘tan, but not burn’, and gradually things are taking shape for the summer.
I have to add – a friend of mine who runs a gardening company, came in last week with his team and did some of the bigger jobs, which I just blanched at; Cutting back an untamed wisteria, in fact cutting back pretty much everything, general weeding, and also taking out an overgrown and really spiky holly tree.
I focussed mainly on tidying up and planting up pots and seed trays. Little but important things.

Next – House:

Lockdown has been great for a super-spring-clean. Much needed, thanks to the depression, and around 10 years of never really having the right combination of energy, motivation, and time! I have been chipping away at house-organisation and maintenance since the lockdown started, and am pleased with the progress, though by no means finished at all. Maybe less than half way in.

Food & Mood

I haven’t been photographing everything. Not got time for that, and also…thanks to the hot weather, food intake has been rather minimal. I’m trying to keep it healthy though, with plenty of water, squash, and nice ice-cold lager shandy if I need a treat.

I have also got back to some exercise – all online these days, and to cope with the increased physical exertion, have turned my bathroom into a spa…and am making good use of it, to avoid muscle aches!
Also – candles, lots of candles. These chill me out like nothing else, I have always loved lighting candles, scented if available.

Happy Days!

Thanks for reading…


(the Grateful Landlady)

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