Wednesday, 1 June 2011

My Patio Allotment

(Google Images)

In the style of Lynn at her new blog, I am going to write about three reasons to be cheerful.  Number one - remember the salad leaves and carrots I sowed several weeks ago?  Amazingly they are all growing well, and we have had two meals from the salad leaves already.  When we have sorted out our camera, I'll take pics.  Meanwhile I have to make do with 'look alike' pics.

Reason number two is that I am going to become a Granny in September!  I have had many happy hours knitting and crocheting for this first, special grandchild.

The blanket I was crocheting is much bigger now and finally finished, ready for the new baby, and I have knitted this lovely little duffle coat with tiny toggles. 

My third reason to be cheerful is that lecures are over, and although I have not entirely broken up for the summer, my work schedule is greatly reduced for the next month, then I will have a break.

I feel like Miss Read in Farther Afield, describing the end of term.

"Of all end of terms, the most blissful is the end of the summer term, when six weeks or more stretches ahead, free of timetables, bells, children and their parents. (Or in my case, students!) Six weeks in which to call your soul your own, to enjoy the garden, to think about next year's border plants, and of stocking up the log shed, even, perhaps, a little house decoration and tidying cupboards....."

Ah yes, with my patio allotment to tend, and some pots of flowers here and there, and a lovely grandchild to look forward to in September, it's going to be a lovely summer!

And with more free time available to look forward to, you might even catch me here blogging again, I do hope so!


Elizabethd said...

I agree, Lynn's idea is inspirational.
Your patio allottment is doing very well.There is nothing like eating something that you have grown yourself, very satisfying.
Congratulations on your upcoming grandmotherhood!

Pom Pom said...

Hi Jayne!
I am feeling the same way. Although I have packing to do at school, I still see the end in sight! Yahoo!
Congratulations to you! A new grand! I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, a new baby! How lovely! Happy crocheting and holidaying when it comes! :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have loved that quote from Miss Read's book for awhile! :)

Jayne said...

Thank you for your lovely comments! And thank you for all the joy your own wonderful blogs bring to my day xxx

Susan B said...

All lovely things to be thankful for. Congratualations on your grandbaby due in September! How exciting for your family. We just became grandparents for the first time last week! We are loving it! I'm sure you are looking forward to your time off...enjoy! :)

Jayne said...

Hello Susan B, I've been looking at your lovely pics of your gorgeous grandson, congratulations!

Lynn said...

Hello I haven't visited many of my fave blogs in an age - well done with the gardening - you inspire me to have a go at veg - I decided no veg this year to give me time to catch up on the rest of the neglected patch but ooh now I'm not sure - lol!!
Happy Summer.

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