This last leg of winter always catches me out.
After a very brief spring like interlude, the cold and grey days are back. Only now the thought of huddling with stitching in the warm doesn't hold the same attraction as it did some 4 months ago. I want to be out there, with my garden, and enjoying my stitching in the sunshine.
Perhaps this is the reason I haven't touched any sewing this week.
Instead I turned to TV; we finished watching the four disc set of Danish "The Legacy" and yesterday afternoon, when it was grey and wet outside, I turned to another Danish film, a "feel good" - Love is All You Need (I believe the original Danish title was The Bald Hairdresser).
A new addition to our garden, a lilac called Belle de Nancy, which arrived yesterday, is waiting to be planted.
I must admit that I am a convert to buying plants online, specially unusual ones which I can't find in our local garden centres; most of the plants and trees in our new garden have come from online suppliers.
I am very impressed with the quality of the plants and the packaging. Majority have arrived in a very condition. Any minor problems have been sorted out very quickly.
The autumn before last I ordered lots of lavender plants to plant a new lavender hedge. The plants supplied were very good, but not until they started to flower early last summer, I realised that they were the wrong kind. I emailed the supplier, including a photo. They apologised for their mistake and immediately replaced the whole lot, asking me to use the "wrong" lavender elsewhere in the garden or give them to my friends.
You can't ask for more than that.
For now, I am just enjoying a colourful display in our porch.
To all UK mums I wish a very Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow!