Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Attempted gardening

I got out in the garden yesterday for the first time this year, after enthusiastically buying some plants at the garden centre this weekend. It's only a small garden but it's still fun to be in. I am eagerly awaiting my cherry blossom.

A red thing, lavender and a fuchsia  I also planted some phacelia seeds to encourage bees that I got free from the Soil Association.

Under those planks (stupid cats) are some dwarf beans and two raspberry bushes that I was given from a colleague before I left my old job... here's hoping they produce something we can eat - I am nervous as I've never managed to grow anything before.

My inherited strawberry bed - I planted some sweet peas at the back, probably not what you are supposed to do but we'll soon find out ... I love sweet peas, they remind me of my nanny. Should I clear the strawberry beds of the old leaves? I don't know what I'm supposed to do!

I also sorted out the conservatory to make a space we can use now it's not freezing cold anymore.
Huge excitement at watching a snail slide over the paving stones
My kitchen is coming together. I need to put up a rack for my saucepans and that's it.
A makeshift drawing desk - I need to get him a proper chair and table!

The view from the sofa

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Eating Seasonably

Just putting this here for my own reference! From here.

Grey = Winter, Green = Spring, Yellow = Summer, Red = Autumn

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Wales Goes Pop Photos

I only played in four of Andrew Paul Regan's songs and just caught Lawrence Made Me Cry's set (really lovely) before I had to go back home to a sick toddler so my involvement was very minimal, but here are some pictures with me in (well.. this is my blog) from Wales Goes Pop anyway!

With Laura on vocals from i am me.

by simon ayre

not technically me...by simon ayre
by simon ayre
by... my sister!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Inspiration IX

Hans Thoma, Auf der Waldwiese,1876
August von Kreling,  Das Märchen vom Prinzen Carnaval und der Prinzessin Fastnacht 1846
      David K. De Long, Interior, 1953
George Inness, The Valley of the Shadow of Death, 1867

Bartolomeo Passarotti, Study of a Dragon, 16th century
Erwin Stolz (1896-1987) “On the Way”, Linocut, 1920s
František Kobliha (Czech, 1877-1962)

Kometenbuch 1587
Jan Jansz. van der Heyden, Corner of a Library, 1711

François-Auguste Ravier  Environs de Crémieu, étude d’arbres au printemps Dauphiné c. 1849
Richard Dadd, Sketch of an Idea for Crazy Jane, 1855

Insan Jaag Utha (1959)