Raised beds have been cleared and had compost from my bins dug in.
Frames have been repaired and strengthened.
3 unwanted rogue trees have been removed.
Rhubarb has been gathered and poached in orange juice.
Blackberries have been tidied up, ouch.
The ash from my incinerator has been added to the soil.
Planters have been overhauled and fresh compost added.
Seeds have been sown.
Potatoes are chitting.
The Woodpecker is still here and there is another in the village.
Crochet has happened in small bursts.
Cooking and eating has taken place.
Laundry washed, dried, ironed and put away within the space of 4 hours.
I am loving it, up in time to wake the dawn chorus, out with Ben at first light and planning my day over an early morning brew.
What hasn't happened is blogging, I have kept up with reading and managed a few comments.
To my shame I had never checked for followers on Bloglovin. I humbly apologize to the 64 of you. I put the button up ages ago and then forgot about it. It was only reading the counts on other blogs over the last few days that jogged me into action.
I promise to check in every now and again.
I have a new copy of Knitting & Crochet and have started making Granny Squares with flower middles.
These will become a blanket for Kaitlin, I have 36 squares without flowers and will make 36 with.
There are several toys in this copy that I intend to make. There is a copy from a few months ago with a pattern for Bramble Bunny. I would love to find one as kaitlin loves Bunnies. I have found one on Ebay but there are several days to go before the auction finishes.
It is available as a free download, I tried to print it but my printer is sulking and does not want to play.
If one of you has this and would like to sell it, let me know please.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Glorious weather.
2. Ben is running round with Greg like a puppy.
3. The garden is steadily emerging from the" year of the swamp".
4. I am steaming ahead with my crochet.
5. The herb containers are looking lush with new growth.
I have started to crochet a shawl, I am thinking towards the future chilly winters in Wales.
As you can see I am just over halfway round the latest round, I am not sure how big this will become but I would guess double the size that it is now.
Decorating is also underway, the bathroom has had a face lift and will be finished tomorrow.
Thanks to Michael, who has taken time off to work his way through the cottage, it should be done and dusted by the time the garden is done.
This brings me to some news.
I have decided that as soon as the work is complete I will put it on the market. I have spotted a few interesting properties within 15 minutes of Cardigan in my projected price range. The thought of summer in Wales is driving me on.
Francesca and James think that it is the right thing to do and Michael is a good supporting act.
It is now 20:30 and I need a brew.
There was something else.........................................Oh I know one of my bloggers who took time off last year has started up again, Diane, she can be found at bella9studio.
There was another thing but it has melted away like an ice cube in the Sahara.Oops, I remember, The title, why not, it makes about as much sense as my ramblings. I did love the book and the film.