I can’t believe it is already July, it certainly doesn’t feel like July, where is the sun and blue skies? What’s with the greyness and rain? Well, we have to do something so here are our plans and things we did so far if you’d like to know.
The garden update: hollyhocks have opened, I am so proud of this giant, I grew it from a tiny seed and this one is the only survivor of slug wars 2011; more hollyhocks have been planted this year and are all doing well. French beans are climbing beautifully and have the lovliest red flowers, unfortunately following Monty Don’s advise of putting some seeds directly in the soil didn’t work, they came up nice and fast but got nibbled on by the chief enemy.
We did some shopping and got ourselves a smart watering can, it was a great find and cost only £24 at Garsons Farm as opposed to £40 for an old battered thing from Petersham or A French Life. We also visited the local car boot sale and brought home this very nice planter and a jug for the garden at a whopping total of £5.
Charity shop crawl resulted in this great indoor plant pot and Monica Dickens’ One Pair of Feet. I must admit I hardly ever go to charity shops anymore, they are so expensive especially in the crockery department, thanks Mary Portas!
We baked mini banana breads and Freddie had them with ‘milk’ in an egg cup.
Of course we had our monthly visit to Petersham Nurseries for some cake and drooled over plants and accessories but came home empty-handed. I will go back for some succulents for my new plant pot though.
Beauty genius cream – Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm. Since I weaned Freddie completely back in April the hormones went absolutely berserk and I struggled with painful outbreaks. One day I stopped by the shop and was given a couple of samples, miracle happened, it took about four nights and my skin was back to normal.
Plans: Catching Picasso at Tate Britain before it ends on the 15th, maybe also getting to see British Design at V&A and Munch at Tate Modern; watching Moonrise Kingdom; visiting Chelsea Physics Garden; visiting NGS’s allotments this weekend; reading some Alexander McCall Smith; lots of DIY.
Have you got any exciting plans this month? I need some inspiration so please share!