Friday, May 28, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Was it only last week we were on a frost warning?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
On the bus on the way home I've kept noticing that there's a blue plaque on a housing block near the traffic lights. I've often wondered what it was for. Today we were stuck in a traffic jam just beside it so I could have a read.
I'm irrationally pleased that it's in honour of Terry Hall and Lenny the Lion.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
I'm working my way through my turn with the office cold and being a bit miserable with it. OK, even more miserable. Even by my standards the bed is spectacularly unmade, the result of a poor night's sleep caused by a combination of bunged-up nose and frozen shoulder. All the dreams were about detective stories, which suggests there's something I need to remember. Which could be any one of a million things these days: going into the fridge yesterday to pick up the piece of pork I'd bought my parents I found a carrier bag with a book in it. You can guess the rest...
Breakfast was probably a bit heavy on the garlic and chili. Well, very heavy on the garlic and chili, but I'm not planning on kissing anybody today. Or this year at all if the past few months are anything to go by.
My God, it's cold today. We were discussing this the other day: is it just a male thing to switch off the central heating once we reach British Summer Time?
Saturday, May 01, 2010
The first swifts have skimmed overhead, the garden is full of the song of wren and blackcap and the air is thick with the scent of cherryblossom and narcissi. The bad news is that the newly-cleared areas of the garden are thick with willowherb seedlings and goosegrass. The good news is that the patio is full of lemon balm and marjoram and there's every reason to expect a summer full of soft fruits.
I've planted up the first of this year's hanging baskets.
At five o'clock this evening the sky turned black, the wind got up and it's become very cold.
Happy bank holiday weekend everyone!