After a spring and summer of activity down on my allotment. I have taken this weekend to reflect and plan for the year ahead. I now have more time as my childcare days will now be limited to school holidays an inset days, as our 4 &1/2 year old Grandson has started school bringing to close 31/2 yrs of going to the park, eating ice cream, baking, playing cars, Lego,puzzles,games& lots of laughter, cuddles&tears. I now have my Fridays free meaning a 3 day weekend every-week
I awoke this Friday at normal work time of 6.15, thats without the alarm!!!! got up and then started the cog’s of my mind working. I put some washing on, sorted the breakfast dishes, booked into a Pilates class (boy did my stomach&thigh muscles hurt on sat! I though Pilates was supposed to be a gentle exercise :scratch: might have to rethink this) came back and got stuck into my chores. By about 3 pm I had cleaned the house and got 3/4 of the washing done, ran out of room on the washing line!!! (son is living with us for 6 months so extra washing, he usually does his own, but was home a day early to take Sam to school on his 1st day, so I offered, I wont be making a habit of it I f I can help it )
OH then suggested going to GC to but some veg plants for the allotment as the caterpillars have made doileys of my cabbage&PSB leaves, netting not fine enough, it is now but I think its to late. We didn’t get to the GC as a car accident had closed the main road and all the side roads were backed up, we went for a cream tea at a local country park a far sensible idea.
We got to the garden center on sat, where I purchased some Casablanca potatoes to grow for C…….s dinner, some garlic Marco and some broad bean seed Luz do otono, also inquired about autumn/spring veg plants a order will be going in and for del wed or Thurs so am hoping for something to plant as I would like the plot to keep producing veg over the winter for as long as possible.
I also purchased some tulips Angelique a pretty pink and narcissus tresemble, which are a all white flower, for the garden and a pot by the front door.
On Sunday I had a easy day as a it was a day of very heavy showers and I wasn’t feeling a 100%,(to much housework) I flicked through some gardening catalogues, making notes of the fruit bushes and veg seeds to be purchased over the coming months, along with flowers for the garden to plant in the area’s that I am planning to revamp during the coming weeks. So the planning has commenced along with the list of other hobbies & pastimes I have put on the back-burner due to lack of time.
I’m sure I will soon find that I still don’t have enough time to do everything and retirement isn’t imminent, plus the school holidays soon come around as do the staff inset days the first one being on the 27th of this month! But I did so enjoy the alarm not going off for three days and being able to sit and plan.