Monday, 15 September 2014

End of the Summer......

We have had a beautiful sunshiny day here today and really warm.
Washing was on our line early,  so a true Monday! And we do have lines that straddle the garden between trees, our rotary line broke last year and because we couldn't  find time to get out and buy another one, we made do with the plastic coated rope across the garden and it is lovely to see the washing filled with the breezes.
Here are some of my pots still going strong as we do water most evenings. Each time I look at them I do feel proud,  as most of my flowers are all grown from seed, so my heart skips a beat just to see their colours in the early mornings.
And I have survived another weekend with out blowing my food plan. We ate following SW recipes and our Sunday dinner was mostly our own grown veg!
We still have cabbages to harvest and the beans are still going strong so a few more dinners from them.  But the garden is beginning to look as though it needs a good rain fall.. we don't have enough here in the East.
So it's the end of the summer.
We have had a really good one. With several days out in London, we also saw  a play with  Maureen Lipman called 'Daytona' and it was excellent. We've had long weekends  away and then visitors here. Even some  cousins from Australia before they were off to Paris. DH's daughter and hubby of 4 months came for the Bank Holiday, and that was nice. And of course went to our favourite place several times... Southend on Sea.. last week it was to see the Tall Ships sailing down the Thames. And yes we had an Italian Ice cream and because we had to wait a long time for the ships to pass, we went to one of the 'under the arches cafes' and had fish and chips and amazingly I still had weight loss the next day at my slimming group!
And we haven't finished yet as we're off to Skipton for Yarndale at the end of the month.. I am so excited I have had it all booked for months.
So happy, happy days!


Anonymous said...

Hello Chris

We are on the North East and today we have had a grey rainy day. Your pots are still looking beautiful.
You sound as if you have enjoyed your summer very much.
Hope you enjoy Yarndale - it sounds amazing.
Have a good week (:

Annette-California said...

Wow beautiful veggies. Your garden is so pretty! Have a good time at Yarndale! Good for you with sticking to your plan. love Annette

Poppypatchwork said...

Your pots are beautiful full of so much colour, your garden looks better than mine, I am watering most days.

butterfly said...

I love to see washing blowing in the wind .

Beautiful flowers.

Yes it has been a great Summer .

Enjoy your week .

cucki said...

Your garden is so pretty..
Sweet hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Your Sunday dinner must have been so so yummy with all these vegs!! :)

Vickie said...

With the odd weather this year, my sweet peas I grew seed have not bloomed yet. The vines are soooo tall. Your flowers are beautiful.
Good for you with the weight loss.

stitchersanon said...

The veggies have grown beautifully this year. Its very satisfying to pick your own isnt it?

Winifred said...

Those tubs are lovely, such gorgeous colours.

Our tomatoes are getting huge but not ripening well yet, just not enough sun.

Sounds like you have been having a really good time this summer.