So Guernsey was a success and it was even sunny which makes a nice change, as I have now come back to rain and cold again - what is going on!
Me rehearsing Papageno. Look at my poor broken finger but I've now removed the bandage, hooray.
and the same bit in performance - attempting suicide because I didn't get the girl yet - don't worry, I do in the end.
The garden looks happy enough though even with the poor weather. I have been out tying up the climbing rose at the front - I always dreamed of a cottage with roses growing up it and now I seem to have my dream as a reality. I think I will shop for some more roses because I love them so much, will grow another climber up a different wall.
I did a rather dubious looking soil test before I went away and it seems my soil is very acidic (although not sure how much I trust the b and q test as it just looked soil coloured for a long time). I think if this is the case I am supposed to add lime to the soil so I will do some research this week, sounds good for some azaleas though and I do love those.
My broken finger is now without bandage and although it is a bit stiff it seems just fine, it seems I will play the piano again!
This week is going to be all about laziness and enjoying myself. I hope we have a bit of good weather because I would really like to spend some time in the garden.
The Elderflower champagne is coming on nicely. I let a bit of gas out when I came back today because I believe exploding bottles is a big problem with it and it seems to be fizzing up nicely. Elderflower is still out here so when we have a dry day I will collect some more and make some cordial. It is delicious and great for presents too. I think it is lovely on a dark cold winter day to have a nice taste of summer elderflowers. Can't believe how much it goes for in the shops when it is so cheap to make, but I am glad not everyone makes it because it leaves more flowers for me.
Will catch up with all your blogs now. Bye for now.