Sunday, April 29, 2012
today is Sunday
* planted 18 white primulas out the front ( reckon I could fit in another 8 or so) and constructed - hopefully - chook-proof barriers around them.
* planted tarragon, which I've never grown before. Hoping it's tough.
*done various boring chores. Too boring to list.
*brought downstairs two books, one to finish and one to start. Husband is out at lunch with his Italian class, kids have settled down to homework, so I am loafing in front of the fire. I am so looking forward to reading the Sonya Hartnett. Great reviews.
* been studying the latest Digger's catalogue . Gah. Too hard to decide what to order.
*been admiring the posy of flowers brought here by our dinner guest earlier in the week. Gathered from her garden, so pretty.
Tonight we are going out for a cheap and cheerful dinner with friends locally. We met, via a mutual friend, at a wake, when our first babies were ten days old ( ours) and twenty-seven days old (theirs) 18 years ago. Now both girls are 18 and there are six kids between us. In past years we've done the family-get-together thing but now all the kids are old enough to be home at their respective addresses with take-away pizza and crappy television and the four of us get to go out alone. 18 years into parenting, we're back ( in some ways) to where we began. How bizarre, how bizarre.
A couple of days ago I teased readers of this blog with some illustrations.
In order, they are from:
Further adventures of Milly-Molly-Mandy (1932) written and illustrated by Joyce Lankester Brisley
The cricket in Times Square ( 1960) by George Selden, illustrated by Garth Williams
Carbonel (1955) by Barbara Sleigh, illustrated by V. H. Drummond
Five on a hike together (1951) by Enid Blyton, illustrated by Eileen A Soper
Ballet shoes (1936) by Noel Streatfield, illustrated by Ruth Gervis
Holiday at the Dew Drop Inn (1962) written and illustrated by Eve Garnett
I hope everyone has a lovely peaceful Sunday.