Sunday 31 May 2009

A full day and more besides

Another beautiful day,when the sun decides to visit England we are all so grateful . It,s like seeing one of the wonders of the world without traveling anywhere.The pure freshness of daybreak and the rising of the sun are like being re,born.

I seem to be turning into an addictive blogger . There are so many clever and inspiring people , it,s just wonderful

I really must sew today . I don,t have to cook days like this . I just love salad . Green leaves,apple with celery and walnuts and plump sultanas ( I like the word sultanas it reminds me of Arabian nights .) cucumber and avacado pears . It,s a great time of the year for fresh uncooked food, greek yoghurt with chopped fresh mint , or sometimes caraway seeds .

My Streptacarpus is flowering, It,s purple, if it flowers like last year I shall be very pleased . I would like to split it but I don,t know if it is one of those plants that like to be pot bound being as it flowers so well. Perhaps anyone reading my blog who know about streptacarpus could advise me .

I,m reading the 19th wife by David Ebershoff. It is very enlightning . I picked it up from the blog of Hard up Hester .

Every morning , first job, pick the lily beetles off the lilies . Ugh!!!


Scrappy quilter said...

Isn't blogging fun. I try to limit my time on the computer because not only is blogging addictive, so is the internet for me. I'm getting much better at it. Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Hello my stitching friend,

Your salad sounds yummy! Here in the US we call sultanas "raisins". We also have dried, sweetened cranberries that we call "craisins". They are delicious on salad.

Bye for now! Diane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi there...I just wanted to thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I am always so happy to meet new people! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
It sounds as though you eat well and that is something I need to learn to do, however at this late date I am not sure I will change! Toast and coffee for breakfast, more toast for lunch and fruit..maybe..and dinner. I very seldom eat salads..but I do like them. Just not a lettuce lover.
I am probably fortunate to have lived as long as I have. :)
It has been very overcast in what we tend to call a marine layer, every morning..or otherwise is known as "June gloom!" We love it as it is already beginning to show signs of the Southern California heat to come!
I have stopped sewing and turned to gardening and the piano...and unfortunately...blogging. I love to write and this is a wonderful outlet but it certainly doesn't get things done that must be done. It is are right...addicting.
You feel you must return visits and when the folks pile up on you it is just impossible to not miss someone! Please, you must not feel bad if you don't rush and visit right back to me...ever! People have lives off the computer...and it can be stressful.
Have a wonderful Monday...although your Monday is probably already here!
~smiles and love~

cottonreel said...

Hi,Diane, in England raisins are very big,usually used more often in rich fruit cake , I have seen dried cranberries but never thought of using them in salad.I hold by the saying learn something new every day