Yay. My favourite flowers were in the supermarket. I think it is early to find Jersey-grown peonies, but I love them and couldn't resist treating myself. from now on, until the end of the season, I will have these in my house. The ones growing in the garden are always a bit hit-or-miss:-(
I have two classes of really lovely students in our 50+ group. It will be great to make material specially for them.
They were a 5 and a 7, which is my house number. I put them on everything, just for fun. There will be no chance of anyone not finding the right house now :-)
I was disappointed when I opened the new cushions etc, to find that the parasol was a different colour and didn't quite match the cushions. I suppose that they will fade in the sun at some point, so I'm not too worried. My herbs are growing like weeds, so I am going to cut them back and take the cuttings in for my colleagues who don't have gardens. They are always appreciated.
Hot and sunny today. I like the fact that I finish early on a Friday. I cleared out my garden shed, and put it at the bottom of the steps to make it more accessible. I then decided to do a bit of weeding, and to clear the deck to restain it on Sunday when the others are sailing again. I will just need to convince the cats to stay in until it is dry. That is easier said than done as Ebony is my shadow when I am at home.
Today dawned hot and sunny again. We went off to buy the decking stain and I then had coffee with some friends. We sorted out everything to take to the dump and then had dinner in the garden for the first time this year. Later we wandered down to the pub to listen to the One-Day-Wonders. This is a side of excellent Morris Dancers and musicians, who only come together once a year from their respective sides. You can only be invited to join if someone else drops out and you are a superb dancer. They are 9 in number. Each man takes a turn at organising their event, and this year it was our friend Miles who organised it, so they all came to Jersey. In the evening we were invited to listen to their music session- but not to join in:-) There were quite a few who could play an instrument, or sing, and the evening was lively.
Sunday is expected to be even warmer. I have been out to buy some lobsters for a salad, and I'm now going to attack the deck. Hope next week stays warm.