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!