Posted: 16/09/2017 at 12:47
Happy birthday Busy. Enjoy your day out and lunch.
I have been busy making lentil and mushroom slice for lunch using mushrooms form our "lawn" which OH had checked out at the pharmacy. Yum. Dinner tonight has to include sweetcorn and cabbage and broccoli form the garden. OH has been out there weeding the potager now the soil is all soft and lovely - another 11mm of rain yesterday.
When I had a proper job in an office I had a newspaper cutting on my desk - Two American women overheard talking after a tour of Windsor castle - "Well, it's all very beautiful but I wouldn't have built it so close to the airport". Clearly listened to very word their guide said.
There was a Tex/Mex princess (3 hours to get dressed, coiffed and made up every morning) in my cookery group for a while, around the time of the 200th birthday of the USA. She was mortified to discover that our old Belgian farmhouse was older still and had seen Napoleon and all that lot go by on their way to and from Waterloo. There were also tank track scars in the cobbles made by the Allies chasing Germans back home in 1944. That same lady tried to do a walking tour of old, cobbled Bruges I'd organised - wearing 4" heels.
Europe is certainly blessed with some wonderful buildings full of ingenuity, skill and artistry in the conception and construction but there are also some absolute horrors. I expect we have to have the latter to appreciate the former but I don't see why we can't still strive for beauty in form and function.
I have finally heard from the garden group I joined last April - there's a visit to two gardens tomorrow. Typically, the forecast is for it to pee down all over all day. Wellies then.
It is the season for colds to start - wrap up and take care if you're suffering or just starting the sniffles. Glad BH is better DL.
Happy Saturday everyone. Hope you get some good gardening/walking/visiting weather for all your projects.
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