The news said today was supposed to be the hottest day on record, I think they got it right for once,
It was 24°C when I got in the car to go to work this morning and 38°C when I came home at 1.pm.
I'm in denial of the heat when i'm in the office all morning with the air conditioning on, but as soon as I step out the door it's like stepping of the plane when you go on holiday, the wall of heat just hits you. I came right back home today, no way was I walking around town in that heat.
I haven't done a lot in the way of crafting this week, apart from being too hot I've had a cough that's kept me awake most nights since the weekend. I had Bonnie yesterday and Tuesday but came home at tea time both days and lay on the sofa to try and get a bit of rest. Anyway, I feel a little better today so hopefully the worst is over.
I picked my first few sweet peas from the garden this week :-)
Not many yet but the beautiful smell from just these few has filled the sitting room, you can smell them when you walk out onto the patio too. It's the first time I've grown sweet peas so i'm happy they have produced some flowers.
Just a few other things that have been doing well too
This one was already here when we moved in and has never produced many flowers, until this year
I planted this one last year, it's on it's second lot of blooms this season
I have a courgette I can pick, lol
(No rude comments now please 😆😆😆)
I'm so happy that these have grown, but is it ok to just pick one or two as they become big enough?
These are a first too so I have no idea.
Lettuce leaves, another first.
I have been picking these leaves quite regularly, I sowed some more seeds a couple of weeks ago to keep it going, they have saved me quite a bit of money really, Mark won't eat salad and if I by a bagged salad or salad bowl I usually end up throwing half away. So this gets a big thumbs up from me :-)
(We put copper tape around the container and have not had any problem from the slimy creatures)
Some yellow flowers have joined the pink ones.
These are really tall, i'm glad i had the foresight to put a support around them
Just so you can see how hot it really is, even my hydrangea flowers are wilting in the heat. I've just been out and given it a good watering, hopefully it will perk up.
A sneaky purchase. I was bored at work one morning and was browsing yarns, I came across West Green Loft Yarns and treated myself to two more little minis for my blanket.
These are Miss Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Bingley
I'm just loving these pastel shades at the moment, it's strange how I always seem to be drawn to blue shades, even though if you asked me I wouldn't choose blue as a favourite colour.
I can't wait to start on my mitred square blanket once the weather cools down.
I'm going to try and do some stitching on Arthur's stocking for the rest of the afternoon and watch a couple of podcasts.
Stay cool 😎
See you soon