Tuesday, 22 June 2010

A sunny day in the garden when I should have been at work ...

Hey ....

It's been a while since I last posted - and thought that I owed you an update on the goings on at Plum house ....

I had a week off work at the end of May and spent it at my parents. We had a lovely time ... days out in the Cotswolds, lots of nice food and generally relaxing! Mr Plum joined us on the Friday and then my brother and his girlfriend came up for the weekend. It's not often that we get the whole family together - it was great!

Sad news though ... on the Sunday we got home and our handsome ginger cat was missing - and sadly, he had been run over. We are devastated and being a bit over protective of his sister, Pansy. Right now she is still out and about and we are starting to get a bit panicky ... I just wish she would pop in and say hello to us!!

After a terrible night's sleep (I'm now 33 weeks pregnant, I just can't get comfy in bed ... and had a night of cramp and heartburn, a thousand trips to the loo and worrying about the whereabouts of Pansy) I stayed at home today. I slept for most of the morning and woke up in time to see George Osborn's emergency budget ... then headed outside with a glass of squash and a good book. When Mr Plum got home from work we had a BBQ and did a bit of gardening.

Here are some pics ...

(from left to right) Turnips, Scallop Squash and Courgettes ....

I have overdone it with the tomato planting this year ... here are my San Marzano tomato plants ... I'm a bit behind with everything and have only just taken them out of the propagators ....

pretty roses in the Midsummer sun

My view for most of the day as I sat under the tree reading ....

Summer essentials .... sun hat, shades, a good book and some alcohol free lager!

I have only got 2 and a half weeks at work before I go on maternity leave and have already met former colleagues for a lovely lunch by the river on Friday ... tomorrow I am going to the Atheneaum for afternoon tea with the girls that I started working with almost 10 years ago ... I've had afternoon tea there twice and it is lovely!

I'm really looking forward to it! I'll tell you all about it tomorrow.

5 comments:

VintageVicki said...

Can't believe you're now 33 weeks gone. I remember that last bit - fortunately for me both times it was through the winter months.

Enjoy your maternity leave - make the most of those few weeks :)

Florence and Mary said...

Wow not long to go now!

Sorry to hear about your cat but glad you've been able to enjoy the sunshine.

Victoria xx

RosieP said...

you won't believe how tired you are until you pack up work, it really hits you then, enjoy the next few weeks, try to relax and take it easy before the big event.

Hugs RosieP x

smilernpb said...

The time sure is flying by, isn't it? 33 weeks already?! You're due just after Miss Bronte's first birthday (4th August). I will be thinking of you, I know what it's like to be heavily pregnant at this time of year, it sucks! Have a winter baby next time, not a summer one! Ha ha.

Ooh, two more weeks of work, I bet that will go quickly too! So excited for you! :o)

The veggies look wonderful. Well done you...my very small strawberry plant has started ripening the berries, so I will be able to enjoy them shortly, although not many of them. That's not too bad considering I thought I'd killed the plant over the winter and very nearly threw it away!

Hugs xx

PS I finally found the Union Jack mugs in Tesco, thanks for the heads up xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Great veggie patch. Sorry to hear about your bad nights sleep, I remember those days where you just feel like a hippo trying to get comfy :-( Well done for having a day at home to chill - I wish I had done that in the past as you really do benefit from it later. Happy afternoon teaing :-)