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Sunday, February 10, 2019

More of a relaxing day


I have tried to stick to my word of having a more relaxing day.

I did do some work for one hour sorting out some of the purchases from the last few days, and that was it.


I cleaned out the chickens, and pottered in the garden, tidied up the greenhouse a bit. I don't really look at it as work though.

There were some bulbs in pots in there so I put them outside.





I sowed some Curly Parsley and Thyme seeds.



Re-potted a Sage which I bought this morning.




These are some micro salad greens, I grow these all year round.



I have been undecided about growing my own this year as there is always so much work to do, but I enjoy gardening I find it very relaxing, I am so happy pottering about outside. So I am going to make a list of what I want to grow, I still have a tin of seeds so will have a look and start planning soon.



In the garden I have 3 Hellabore's  they are looking lovely.



Lots of little clumps of Snowdrops around.








So after pottering around I went in the bedroom put my feet up and watched a dvd.


I didn't cook today, tea was some curried egg mayo sandwiches, a fruit cake which I bought reduced after Christmas, a creme caramel made from a pack which had been lurking in the back of the cupboard for a while and some quick and easy to make chocolate crispies.









Just letting my tea settle, then off to have a nice bath using a lush bath bomb, then putting my feet up and watching tv.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a really nice day, Marlene. And what a lovely tea!

    I don't think we ever really have a total day off, do we, there's always something to do...meals need preparing, even if it's just a sandwich, washing up has to be done, clothes need washing and getting dry, etc.

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    1. Hi I agree not totally Sue, I did hoover, do some washing and a few other basic household jobs, it is difficult but a few hours relaxing has done me the world of good.

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  2. It sounds like a relaxing day Marlene and it's good you're taking a little time for yourself.
    It's lovely to see some green shoots making an appearance in the garden. A reassuring sign that spring days will soon be upon us. X

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    1. Hi Jules, I am going to maybe have an afternoon off midweek as well, sometimes I think by recharging the batteries once in a while can help more in the long run, if your stressed and rushing around all the time you don't necessary get more done. Yes lovely to see some growth in the garden, looking forward to warmer days and lighter nights. xx

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  3. Wow what a great day. It's hood yo gave a lazy day every now and again to recharge the batterises.

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  4. Glad to hear that you really did take some 'me' time. Nice to see all the plants coming up in your garden. All we have to see here is snow, snow and more snow. We haven't had a day above about -16C in the last 2 weeks and no warming in sight. Some days are closer to -30 with wind chills getting very close to -45!! Brr Hope your batteries are recharged for the coming hectic? week!

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    1. My goodness Janice, I can't imagine how cold that is for you, hope you are managing to keep warm. Yes I am all ready for the busy week ahead.x

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  5. Oh, your flowers look so pretty! The photos of the food look absolutely delicious. It sounds like a relaxing day...

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    1. Thankyou Stephenie, I love being out in the garden amongst the plants and flowers.

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  6. Sounds like a lovely day. Sundays here are very quiet so we tend to have a relaxing day. Beautiful looking tea, I rather enjoy an afternoon tea. We have been making plans for the garden too always a joy.

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    1. Yes Sundays should be a day of rest, a day to recharge.
      I shall look forward to hearing about your garden plans.

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  7. Sounds like a lovely day, and what a great tea, looks delicious!

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  8. What a lovely and thoroughly enjoyable day. Here's to more of them.

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  9. Good for you Marlene, I'm glad you put yourself first and had a relaxing afternoon. I try to work it so that all laundry is totally up to date by Friday night (even if it means ironing until 9), so that I can have time 'off' over the weekend. The fact that I still tidy up, cook, and faff about getting packed lunches made on Sunday night for Monday is neither here nor there, it still feels like a break to me!

    Jealous of your snow. We had the scantest dusting imaginable. :o(
    x

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    1. Hi Sadie, I am going to do this more (I promise) like you I try and clear the washing in the week, but as you say there are still little daily jobs, but me time is what is needed, we are working really hard in the week now, weekends we will be going to car boots soon, but after that the rest of the weekend will be spending other things. We have to work really hard this year as we will be moving next year.
      The snow was lovely to see, it didn't last long though. xx

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  10. So glad you had a relaxing day.
    Hugs-x-

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