Saturday afternoon in the garden. Lovely sunny day, blue skies, birds singing, bulbs burgeoning through the soil...another couple of degrees warmer and it would have been just perfect. But I'm not complaining.
When Jim goes for his early morning walk to fetch the newspaper, he takes a short-cut through the church-yard, and he came back with these lovely snowdrop images for the blog; what a star!
A toddle down the garden path revealed all this 'emerging' going on under our very noses.
RHUBARB! RHUBARB! RHUBARB!
Feeling positively springlike earlier this week, and knowing I was going out early for the evening to play some tunes with friends Rob and Marj, Jim suggested we have lunch out at a local pub.
So now onto the POEMS bit of my post. One of my musical friends from the Burwell Bash - indeed, she was the assistant fiddle tutor- Lizzy Doe, Musician, Artist, Photographer and maker of stunning jewellery, was nominated for the Fenland Poet Laureate Award. I tootled along to the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, in a lovely part of Wisbech I'd never been to before, to hear the poems and watch Lizzy walk away with 3rd place! The standard was very high, and she was very pleased with her placing and hopes to work with Aetelier East in the future, based more on her music and photographic work. Well done Lizzy!
We got back to ours about 10pm, and unwittingly sat up nattering until gone 3am which really didn't do either of us much good the following day - Lizzy had work to do and I felt quite hungover, still getting over the tiredness of the journey back from New Zealand. Feeling my age!
Now as to the PROMISES, well, I made a statement of intention last post, about getting my act together, and getting myself organised. I've made a good start. I've been reading up on menu planning, organising food storage and other useful topics. I've been through both freezers and thrown out the really beyond it things, and listed everything else, labelled things which I had to identify first! Later today I shall sit with my lists, my diary, and a couple of my favourite cookery books, and menu plan for the next couple of weeks. Off the topic of food, I have been through my wardrobe and weeded out a pile of clothes which are now in a large black sack and heading for a charity shop in town later this week. So I feel that I am well on my way...the hard part is keeping up the momentum! I know I have more to do in the sewing room, stuff to do on the stitching front, and music to keep up with. Lists! I must make lists!
Reading the latest post from Penny (L is for Love blog) I see she has acquired a beautiful new journal for list making. Or rather List Making, as Penny is not doing hers the way I do, on cheapo Reporters' Notebooks! Looking forward to seeing her lovely pages.
So, anyone daft enough to have made New Year Resolutions this year? How are they going? And is the thought of Spring giving you the urge to clean, sort, organise, and make plans?