Bank Holiday

Until about the middle of last week, I’d forgotten this weekend was a three day Bank Holiday. I treasure my time away from work (remind me I said that after the end of July, when I’m redundant and job hunting!).

 

Bank Holiday Reading Sorted


 As the weekend drew closer, a little reading matter arrived on Thursday, with David Hewson’s latest novel, “The Wrong Girl”, and my reading was settled. I’d been looking forward to this book particularly as it is the second in a new series.

Allotment Saturday

 

Will. Not. Start

As is my usual habit on Saturday I headed off to the allotment. I took the lawn mower along to cut the grass, however the machine refused to start, so I settled for some weeding, watering and general tidying. The gooseberry bushes have set fruit, so I put up the framework of canes that will become the fruit cage once the remaining Loganberries have flowered and the bees have done their thing to set their fruit.
I saw my first Swallows on Saturday morning. A bit late compared to some, but I’ve been looking and hoping to spot my first local birds for a few weeks, so I’m pleased to have seen my first “Sky Jewels” of the summer.

 

Co-worker


I was also visited by another feathered friend while working. As I weeded a robin came and worked alongside me, as I cleared the weeds, he fed on the insects I disturbed. I suspect he has a nest and young nearby, as he was flying away and coming back empty beaked for more.

I harvested the first radishes, the last purple sprouting broccoli and some rhubarb. Other crops are coming along nicely. There’s a video to follow, once it’s edited and uploaded.

Dog Walking Sunday

 

Bluebells

The rains came late on Saturday and stayed through the night and until mid-morning on Sunday. In the afternoon we left for the woods to walk the dogs. The bluebells are in bloom and it was nice to spend time and look at the glories of spring. I need time in the woods occasionally to bring a little peace and balance to my brain.

The Best Bit of a Bank Holiday Weekend

Still to come, Bank Holiday Monday.

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2 Responses to Bank Holiday

  1. Z says:

    I now have someone to cut my grass for me, which is a great help. I hope you can take the job hunting as an opportunity to do something you really want – I think that sometimes it’s not a bad thing to take stock and re-evaluate.

    Don’t know the author, would you recommend?

    • Hi Z,

      My plan is to settle into something that I really want to do, my concern is that might not come along. We’ll see…

      I would recommend the author, although I will also admit to being a fan, so I might be a bit biased. This is the second in a series set in Amsterdam, and he has also written the “Nic Costa” series, set in Rome. All are good, if you like crime/mystery.

      Alan.

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