Sunday 25 March 2012: Hide and seek...
758/365: ... a very feeble attempt at hide and seek.
Poppy wasn't actually playing hide and seek with us though. It's the birds she's interested in at this time of year. The game is, she hides... and seeks the birds. They shriek and attempt to get away. Ooodles of cat shaped fun for everyone. :o)
The hour went forwards last night which means that you get the luxury of thinking you had a lie in until seven... then realising it's really only about 6am in your head and the pesky clock has worked its evil overnight. My next realisation was that tomorrow I get to do my normal thing of getting up at half five to get ready for work. Only it's really 4:30am in old money. Smashing. *sighs*
I think I've managed to wreck myself today in the garden. I'm still clearing the new bit of veggie patch so there's a fair bit of digging out of weeds / nettles / brambles / ivy to go. But, it's definitely getting there. We've probably got about another 200 sq ft to play with and it's very satisfying! Nick's also put down some large concrete slabs as a path way between the old and new bits of veggie patch and all of a sudden it looks 'proper' out there. Hard to think that 18 months ago the brambles were so high and thick that we didn't even realise there was a large shed buried underneath them!
Lunchtime was a break from digging (thankfully!) and eating our lunch in the sunshine was pretty flippin' ace. The afternoon involved a quick trip to B&Q to pick up some plant labels, multi-purpose compost and trellis for the side of the house. And a rake. Why is it that up until the Autumn last year I had two rakes, but the moment I need to rake the soil to get planting... I can't find the bloomin' things? Aaaargh!
Armed with my new rake, I got planting. Peas, sugar snap peas, red cabbage, sprouts, broad beans, French beans, broccoli, celery and leeks all went in - but by the end my arms were shaking and my hands had set into muddy claws. I do LOVE gardening though. It's my total happy place. The kids were no help at all - they were in *their* happy place, playing with one of our neighbours' children and climbing trees!
I tried to head off seizing up by sneaking a quick bath while dinner was in the oven... and while there are only a couple of loaves left to bake and I can see the end of the day on the horizon... I'm *still* shattered.
PS Felix said to me tonight 'I just can't get to sleep!!!!'
PPS And then promptly fell asleep.