Friday, 25 May 2018

Happy Mundane

There's nothing like a period of good weather to appreciate living here, big blue skies, sea smell, and the ability to escape to my peaceful garden. I've enjoyed this week so much we've cancelled our plans for the Bank Holiday weekend and we're going to stay at home - other than a small visit to see my FIL who is on his own this weekend, he's not recovered enough from his operation to travel to an event so we're going to look in on him.

The week got off to a great start when the rhododendron was finally extracted, chopped up and taken to the tip. 


It left a large hole, luckily we had plenty of old lawn to fill the hole in again. 


A few plants from elsewhere in the garden have slotted into the space, everything looks a bit forlorn at the moment, but if the forecast rain turns up today it will be a great help. Last year I found a couple of shriveled looking things on top of the soil, next to the compost bin, it was generally agreed in the comments here that it was a peony, so I planted it. 


I was prepared to wait for years before seeing a flower, but here it is!

The beach was amazing this week too, the tide was very low so there was plenty of space to wander, although I always head for the old pier. 



As we've cancelled our planned trip out, which was in part to look for clothes, I bought another dress from the charity shop. It turned out the dress I liked had quite a few holes, so I could take it for the cost of a donation as otherwise it would go into rags. 


The seam has come away in a few places around the arms, but wundaweb has done the job. I just love the print.


Home sweet home, and no traffic jams!

10 comments:

  1. Amazing dress and you did well to save it from the ragbag. I love peonies and that is a beauty. Hope the weather is still nice with you.

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    1. It has been so hot this weekend! I have never seen the beach as busy as it was on Monday, we were very glad to be within walking distance.

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  2. I love the old pier - quite futurist in a way. I can see why you liked that dress.x

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    1. The old pier has taken such a battering recently, but it still looks great.

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  3. There are times that a staycation fits the bill perfectly.

    Good save on the dress.

    God bless.

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    1. It's just so hard to get home on hot days, getting away from the coast is simple, the traffic can be awful on the way back to town. Better to stay put.

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  4. The dress is lovely, the print looks like a swirl of sky, sun and sand to me.

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    1. Thanks, that's just what I thought.

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  5. Wow! It looks like you needed to do a lot of digging in order to get out the rhododendron. That's one big hole! Love the dress. It's great you were able to fix it, as both the fabric and style are gorgeous. X

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    1. Thankfully I didn't have to do too much digging, Dan took the strain. It's great to finally have it out though, hopefully the fairly droopy plants we've added will perk up soon.

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