Bits and Bobs
Have you time for a coffee? Do you mind if we have it in the kitchen? And no biscuits – right? We had our new lady gardener yesterday. I had to go out whilst she was here and I didn’t know whether to tell her what to do - I mean where do you start after months of neglect? In the end I left it to her and she worked hard in the uncertain weather and now I have some straight edges. She‘s an enthusiast and loves the privacy and the parking (she has an enormous van) in the garden, so I feel we are off to a good start. Oh and her husband is a builder – busy for the next 6 months but who knows?
I thought I was getting Malcolm’s frozen shoulder this morning and then I remembered that, after mopping the loos and cloakroom yesterday I pressed down so hard with the mop – wringing it out on the bucket, that the plastic broke, I toppled over and just managed to save myself from taking a purler*– hence the shoulder. So I have two reasons for not doing the kitchen today – sore shoulder and no bucket. Tee Hee!
I’m not sure when I’ll do my next episode because Friday I have my PCA’s fitted- yes I’m excited and nervous – and Saturday is yet another birthday. We are going to spend the night at the Luttrell Arms – they did MTL’s 80th so well – but this time it will be just the two of us.
One of my blogging friends – Carmi – he’s a Canadian – a very experienced writer and journalist, told me – no matter how busy I was, to do some of the project every day. Oh didn’t I tell you? Well you know I have been blogging about my life for the last two years? I am now trying to get the 89,000 words onto one document to see where it’s at. Thank goodness I learnt to copy and paste but it’s easy to make a mistake and it will be a long on-going job. Oh you know you were interested in the meanings of different flowers and I gave you some of them? Well here are the rest:
Arum lily – burning love.
Carnation – white – always remembering.
Carnation – red – I carry a torch for you.
Carnation-striped – Wish I were with you.
Carnation yellow – You have disappointed me.
Daffodil – The sun always shines when I’m with you.
Dahlia – You are indifferent
Foxglove – I cannot trust you.
Honey suckle –Devotion.
Hyacinth – Please forgive me.
Lily of the Valley –You are sweet and pure.
Magnolia – Have courage.
Marguerite – I live in hope.
Narcissus – You are selfish.
Orchid – You have cast a spell over me.
Passion Flower – Trust.
Peony – Bashfulness.
Pinks – You are bold.
Rose pink-Please believe me.
Rose white – You are divine.
Rose yellow – Come back soon
Stock – Lasting beauty.
Glad you popped in and look the sun’s out and the wind’s dropped. Bye!