Sorry about the lack of blogging posts this past week or so - I had a lovely time in Bristol with my Mum and we managed to get lots of useful little things done whilst I was there - but none of them were really blog-worthy. We did have a good root through the old family photos yesterday afternoon, desperately looking for the one of my Mum as a bridesmaid at her uncle's wedding, but sadly we didn't find it. I did come across many many photos of a much-younger me and it's frightening to see just how much I've aged (and got more rotund) in the past 15 years or so. Dearie me, where does the time go. I look at photos of me as a young teenager and realise, with horror, that those were taken 35 years ago - and yet to me those days seem like only yesterday. In another 35 years I shall be a seriously old lady!!
My melancholy mood of yesterday was exascerbated by Mum and I having been to a family funeral in the morning - obviously a difficult occasion - and the whole day just seemed to bring thoughts of my own mortality much more to the fore.
Ah well, less of these maudlin thoughts, onwards and upwards.
I bought two rhubarb crowns whilst I was in Bristol and I'm hoping to get them planted out in the filled-in fish pond tomorrow. It's been a very awkward spot to know what to plant there as it's totally shaded in the summer. Mum assures me rhubarb should do fine there, especially as the soil is 100 per cent compost (we didn't know what else to fill the fish pond with at the time as there's very little soil in the whole garden.) As both P and I are VERY fond of a bit of rhubarb I'm hoping the plants will really thrive over the winter.
As the weather forecast for Sunday is horrendous I want to pick in the rest of the apples tomorrow too. There are still masses hanging on the tree so I'll be out there with the step ladder and a walking stick - to hook the really high ones with - and I'll see how many I can reach. I think I'll store most of them in a covered box in the kitchen. As our kitchen is unheated I'm hoping they'll keep OK. I don't really trust storing them in the shed in case them there darn mice start chomping their way through the apples like they did two winters ago. That was most annoying.
Hopefully I'll be back to more normal blogging in the next couple of days. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.