We had to go into town today to go to the Bank, and I parked in Lidl. Every Thursday they have their fresh offer stock in (we normally miss out on that as rarely go in until early the following week). Anyway, I just couldn't resist this gorgeous White Hydrangea - they were only £5.99 so I imagine they will soon sell most of those. I haven't decided where it will go yet.
The two tabbies, Ghengis (pathway) and Theo (wall), waiting for me to rattle a tin and announce teatime.
Above and below: the garden goes into overdrive in mid summer and is distinctly feral! Still, the bees and other insects are happy, so I allow wild flowers into the mixture too - tall Codlins and Cream (Greater Willowherb) and Purple Loosestrife. Gosh, even the pond is overgrown!!
Miffy-cat, who is mum to Little Whale and Alfie (who were elsewhere when I have the camera out), and to the late Tippy, who was poisoned when he was only a couple of years old.
Yesterday saw me wielding a paintbrush again, this time down in what was mum's kitchen. It is a slow job cutting in around the half timbered squares. The colour is a sort of ivory white. It was more of a cream before.
Finally, the new cast iron casserole was christened with a chicken and vegetable curry, and yes, those are bits of Courgette in there - it's that time of year!
I shall be heading to bed early tonight, as I've not been feeling my best the past couple of days and have slept very badly. I have rested this afternoon, after having to go back to bed at lunchtime for a snooze. Hopefully it will have worn off by tomorrow.