Posted: 21/12/2016 at 13:46
Last spring I potted up some snowdrops waiting for a bed to be cleared to re-plant them. They came with me, of course, and I can now see shoots! Need to make a bed here now as the existing beds are too sunny. I have dwarf dianthus in flower and trailing fuchsias and pink azaleas and yellow mahonia and pansies.
Went to La Rochelle yesterday to find one of Possum's prezzies and see the Xmas market. The town is beautiful with lots of old stone buildings and the old towers either side of the harbour entrance but the Xmas market is crap. One part is all food and drink stalls in a square in front of the police station - lots of vehicles but no visible police - and an old fashioned carousel for kiddies with really awful accordion music. Another section down by the port has gifty things but no Xmas decs and trinkets like you get in Germany. Lovely atmosphere in the shopping area tho and great lights on the old buildings and some good shops and cafés and restaurants.
It's a very easy drive from us so we'll be going again, lots, but not for the Xmas market!
We were promised sparse showers today and rain this evening. Not a drop so far. We've been moving furniture and hanging a tapestry and planning where to drill holes for pictures and mirrors after walkies before we start the big clean and putting up the tree and decs.
I hope all those feeling blue or fragile feel better for the festivities. A time for friends and family I think but I also sympathise with those who would feel better curled up with TV or a book and some chocs and shutting out the world.
Safe journey to all of you travelling and "courage" to all with shopping and cooking and cleaning still to do.