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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 - Caught By The Reading Bug

Today it would have been my Mum's birthday. She was always there. Now there is a gap in my life. I miss her very much.......Happy Birthday Mum xxx

When I drop by nextdoor Hetty is often engrossed in a book. A lovely addiction.

Caught By The Reading Bug
Pen and Watercolour

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday, 17th September 2019 - The Onset of Autumn

I managed to drag my unwilling body from under the duvet. The need to see my grandchildren was greater than the need for sleep. I caught them in time to join them on their walk to school.

I love this weather. Warm sunny days and cool nights - I like wearing my brush cotton pyjamas and can just about wait until bedtime to put them on.

I have potted up 120 mini plugs. Harriet took great care of them in my absence. They don't seem to have a label. The anticipation of what they will grow into is tremendous.

We are watching The Capture. Very thrilling so far. I highly recommend it.

The Onset of Autumn

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Wednesday, 11th September 2019 -

It has been a stressful day for me and a friend. We had separate stresses and it was good to have her to share with. Thank you for your ears.

I spent a restorative hour or so in my studio.

I am watching GBBO - the vet's voice is getting irritating.

Hetty and Bella are back at school. It is the brand new horseshoe shaped school in Benenden. What an amazing building to learn in.

Back To School
Pen and Watercolour

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Tuesday, 10th September 2019 - On The Catwalk

What is the point of hot flushes!!!!!!! None apart from disturbing my sleep and making me tetchy.

I have been potting red tulips and blue muscari bulbs in the lasagne fashion.

Tim has various wedding outfit options.

On The Catwalk
Pen and Watercolour

Monday, 9 September 2019

Monday, 9th September 2019 - New Tyre

Tim is home from Hong Kong. He had no incidents with umbrellas or face masks. He has gifts for the grandchildren. The girls have stripey tops and Herbie has two cars and a digger that come apart. We had great fun playing on the kitchen floor digging up pasta shapes.

My misconceptions about the Goudhurst Inn were reduced slightly. We met Nick and Alli for beer and tonic water. It was probably the company that made for an enjoyable evening.

Inspired by our trip to India, now long, long ago we had masala omelettes.

New Tyre
Pen and Watercolour

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Sunday, 8th September 2019 - After The Fall

Look Sarah.... I have the correct month!!!

My guests have gone and I now have a few days where I can wander my home in my pj's anytime of day or night.

I had a surprise and very much appreciated invitation out for coffee. We went to The Lime Wharf Cafe in Northiam.

The weather at this time of year is just perfection. Sunny days that don't make me sweat followed by cool nights where I can put on my brushed cotton pyjamas - then take them off again when my thermostat goes wrong. Just love this time of year.

After The Fall


Saturday, 7 September 2019

Saturday, 7th September 2019 - Contrary Chickens

I have had enough time with my own company. I am finding myself a bit tedious. It is time for Tim to come home.

The tree removal earlier in the year has been excellent in providing more light into the garden. The plants are flourishing ..... but ...... so are the bloody weeds.

We have three hens that we feed and water. The buggers keep eating their eggs. Si suggested filling one with mustard. I am going to give that a go.

Contrary Chickens