Yesterday I had a 'no computer' day...it is rather surprising what you can achieve when you aren't tempted... It was actually a reasonably nice day as well, so once I had tackled the kitchen - not an easy task as it had got somewhat untidy - I ventured out into the garden and potted up the two rhododendrons bought last week, and three roses bought yesterday. (They were on special - got to be good!)
Kitchen gadgets that remain out as used daily are my juicer and smoothie maker/blender. The white object to the left of the photo is a stand on bench water filter I bought while in New Zealand - a fraction of the price here, doesn't need plumbing and best of all, I can now drink our water which earlier this year started tasting absolutely foul even when boiled...it had actually become undrinkable. Result!
Perhaps a somewhat unusual item to bring home when one goes on holiday but one I am VERY happy with as is the rest of the family.
A cake was made using the brown bananas nobody wanted to eat.
Another couple of kitchen gadgets - the toaster and my food processor which also gets used to regularly to put it away in a cupboard.
I was given these three jugs yesterday that used to belong to my Mum, that my Nan brought home with her after a trip to New Zealand over twenty years ago. So lovely to have something that belonged to both my Mum and my Nan. The design name is 'Vintage' and they are by Crown Lynn. Now thinking how lovely it would be to have more of this set in other items of crockery...no, don't got there!
The garden is really starting to come on beautifully, although not sure what the rain has done to it today. Yes typical Bank Holiday Monday - very wet and very cold!
Getting so much enjoyment from this.
One of my new roses - loving it!
The hanging baskets are starting to fill out and bloom.
As is the wall basket.
Beautiful roses climbing up the arch.
Pots looking good.
Oh and the gooseberries are looking good as well....jam coming soon!
Oh and I have finished A High Wind in Jamaica.
Oh and a little bit of photoshop fun.