It may rain on Friday. This is not good. The sun needs to shine for the Royal Wedding. In the early hours of this morning, there was a rehearsal - the carriages, and the soldiers, and all the rest. I woke up really early and switched on the news and watched a while. Something different for the early commuters to watch!
Jean and I went off to drop more things at the charity village this morning and stayed for coffee and carrot cake. The oil seed rape is in flower everywhere, and I keep forgetting to take my camera with me when I go out - it is beautiful - so bright and yellow, and with the blue skies and sun, and the mayflower in the hedgerows all in flower at the moment, travelling through the countryside is just lovely. This looks like England, if you know what I mean. Green. Sheep and lambs in the fields. Cows grazing. Sigh. It really is lovely.
So I came home, and went straight out into the garden to potter. I have now lost the ability to move. I had things to plant out, even though I would normally wait a few more weeks - the plants are now so huge, and have to be planted, so we will see if they survive. Hopefully there will be no frosts. Water restrictions seem inevitable unless the rains come. After Friday.
So, in another frugal move, I am emptying the bath water into the water butts. Having David home to run up and down the stairs with buckets is very useful. We will not consider what happens when he goes back to uni. I can't work out a way to siphon the stuff out of the window yet. Our water is metered, so re-using it should save money too.
In answer to your question, Vee, yes, I take down the eggs from the trees and put away the Easter things, but leave out the spring ones. So the trees now have birds and butterflies and flowers on them. The bunnies are back in their boxes! The colours stay in the house - the spring colours. I change to summer at the end of May.
So....... what are you all doing on Friday? Are you watching the wedding? Having a party? People all over the country are apparently having street parties - Jean is having a garden party in the afternoon, and there will be scones and cake, no doubt, and bunting up as well. It is a public holiday here. It is fun to watch with friends, I must say. My friend in NZ and I may well skype so we can discuss The Dress.
I love weddings. I really hope it is a wonderful day for William and Kate, and that their marriage is long and happy. I also wish his mother could have been here to see her son marry his love.
I will be back.....