An unexpected and unplanned combination of tulips and wallflower beautifully co-ordinated.
I love this tulip and buy it every year - such delicate markings - and as the flower head ages it turns into a soft lilac colour.
The daffodils have all but finished but the tulips are still going strong, there are buds on the lilac tree, which didn't flower at all last year and the ornamental cherry is garishly showing off its blossom.
For many years I kept a variety of rabbits - it was the only livestock I had room for
other than cats and dogs.
top left - Coco
top right - Mary Mungo and Midge
middle right - Bugsy
Daphne - bottom right
Bugsy was my favourite - I had him for years and he was as tame as can be - when I was working in the garden he would follow me round and keep me company.
A Dish to Make
I have been finishing off the tomatoes I froze at the end of summer last year.
Fried tomatoes on ciabatta is a favourite lunch of mine.
I saw it being made and eaten when I watched the DVD
Julie and Julia - if you love eating and cooking then this is the film for you.
Meryl Streep's voice gets on your nerves a bit but it is a great film.
A Book to Read
This is the next book on my pile to read
Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetry is, by 1785, overflowing, tainting the
very breath of those who live nearby. Into their midst comes
Jean-Baptiste Baratte, a young, provincial engineer charged by the king with
At first Barratte sees this as a chance to clear the burden of history, a fitting task for a
modern man of reason. But before long, he begins to suspect that the
destruction of the cemetry might be a prelude to his own.
Hope you all had a good week despite the change in the weather - it's a good sign that the weather will turn when I get the garden furniture out of storage for the summer, and pack away my winter clothes.