It’s been busy


It’s been very very busy since I started my new job, I seem to dash to the childminder, then dash to work then dash back to pick up Freddie and finally go home. The job is great and I feel very lucky to be able to work locally and part time but we all had to adjust. We also went through a bout of colds and other illnesses. And every weekend was spent on the allotment peeling off weeds, there is some progress and we even planted some raspberry canes but more of it later.


The garden gets very little attention but I am amazed at the flowers. It’s nearly November and I am still collecting zinnias, cosmos, roses, dahlias and snapdragons, the beds are covered in nasturtiums, calendula, and the Vibernum decided to flower again.



It’s only 7.30 but my eyes are closing so I am settling in bed with Odd Women and a cup of herbal tea.

3 Responses to “It’s been busy”

  1. Anna B 31 October, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    So it doesn’t get any less tiring after pregnancy then? Oh dear, what have I done!!! Your flowers are lovely and I’m sure you’ll find it easier once the demands of the autumn garden are over. Are you pleased you chose a childminder instead of a nursery? x

  2. The Sneaky Magpie 31 October, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Anna, pregnancy was the best and most relaxing time for me ;) But it’s all worth it! I would really recommend a childminder over nursery, especially if you find a good one, it’s a home from home and the attention they get is much better. x

  3. Beth 7 November, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    The late flowers are a bit crackers this year aren’t they! I am amazed at the cosmos, mine is still producing many flowers (and now seeds) I keep waiting for a hard frost to knock them down. I hope you manage to stay cold free from now onwards.

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