…a quick round up of last week.
It was work as usual Monday to Thursday with a Staff conference and a training course thrown in for good measure.
We had a good day out on Friday – travelling up to Northallerton to a nearby village to see my sister and brother-in-law perform in the annual village pantomime Cinders’ fella. I like amateur dramatics and the evening went really well – all the forgotten lines and ad libs adding to the fun.
I did my two-hour stint working on my finances on Saturday morning – applying to transfer an old ISA that has now matured into a better rate account – the searching around took most of the time but I am pleased with my choice – a three-year fixed for 1.30% with the Principality. I decided against Paragon who had the highest rate for a 5 year but seemed a long time to fix at these rates as interest rates could rise in the meantime.
Then two hours in the garden yesterday whilst the sun shone. It was my first visit this year so there was a lot of tidying to do. The hairy bittercress as usual has set root in the borders together with the self seeded Alchemilla Mollis and a flurry of Foxglove seedlings. The latter two I will move into more appropriate places but the hairy bittercress is for the chop!
Unfortunately, the R W Rye rhododendron has suffered in the constant rain which has been followed by a few frosty nights so it has never really got into the full bloom of other years. At long last my clumps of narcissus are out and blooming and so is the white Primula that continued well into the summer last year.
So now we are running around the house madly packing to go to Scotland for a few days break – I say break in its loose context – as we hope to be gardening – a lot of gardening – and if at all possible in dry sunny weather!! It will however be a break from work.
With the clocks going forward and we will lose an hour so I need to factor this in and expect the journey to be longer because we will set off an hour later.
See you all in a weeks time then – have a great week – I will be offline – no computer – no TV and not able to make any comments.
See you soon x