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It's been a while. I've been walking, working and worrying, in that order. But that's hardly news; everyone's at it. There must have been some news, though, right? Actually, yes. I'm really tired, though, so I might not make it through everything:

Gardening is back I know I said I'd stopped, jinty, but the weather said go and I went. I'm back on the gardening circuit and available for fiddly stuff you don't want to do and anything that needs an extra pair of hands. Now with added Japanese Razor Hoe power! Weeds don't stand a chance :)

I had my feet nibbled by fish and it was good Remember that luxury bonkers treatment where small fish nibble dead skin off your feet? Some crazy post-dragons den entrepreneur has a bunch of foot-and-fish tanks in the Clarendon shopping centre where you can stop off and live out your Sunfish fantasies* in full view of the gawping public. It's quite an interesting sensation, like a delicate emery massage.

The Old Bookbinders is reopening Oxford's premier cultural appropriators of post-industrial space have a new yard. Their poster is up on the Boot Repairing Department just round the corner on St Mary's Road. It was squatted for a while, so they probably have a bigger clean-up job on their hands. Hope they stick with the new name, much less confusing.

Eglu seeking a new home Fox-proof, stylish, green plastic living solution for back-garden chickens currently in Jason & Charvy's back-garden, waiting for its next owner. It's in egg-cellent nick as they're practically indestructible! No hens, though - you'll have to source your own.

Gladioli are the new best flower I was slightly embarrassed about the whole gladioli thing but then it turned out my mum-in-law had independently decided she needed some, and I realised it's OK, I'm just being fashionable. I think I can safely say that we've gone for different colours, though.

I may have cooked the most fusion recipe ever At last count it had Tibetan and Chinese influences, used ingredients from South India, the Caribbean, Britain (Cockney and Country) and Italy, had Spanish, French and Middle Eastern seasonings and I probably still forgot something. Can't write down the recipe, though, it's very wrong.

No April Showers You think I'd be happy with this, but my peas are parched, my beans are sluggish and the slugs are eating extra leafs to make up the moisture. However, on the bright side we hired an angle grinder and got rid of more of the concrete. Next; the greenhouse.

*Not the one where you get caught in a Spanish fisherman's net and octopuses eat your eyes, the other one.


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28th Apr, 2011 10:43 (UTC)
Speaking of gardens, have sent you a linky via email.
28th Apr, 2011 22:03 (UTC)
a lovely linky thankee
28th Apr, 2011 16:29 (UTC)
Gardening season always hits me in a rush. I always think I'm never going to get it together in time, and yet somehow it happens, sort of.
28th Apr, 2011 22:06 (UTC)
subtle as a pumpkin patch
Er, speaking of which, I'm going to need to take up a few roses (pink, bush) would you be interested in giving one of them a new home? This may be a prelude to saying could we crash for Dot-to-Dot?

4th May, 2011 10:03 (UTC)
Re: subtle as a pumpkin patch
It would be lovely to see you, but if that's the long weekend I'm meant to be in London. I might be able to change things around though -- I'll consult.
4th May, 2011 11:19 (UTC)
Re: subtle as a pumpkin patch
yes it is the bank holiday weekend but not to worry if not sure we can sort out space somewhere :)
4th May, 2011 11:22 (UTC)
Re: subtle as a pumpkin patch
I'd like to see you, so I shall try to negotiate a London/Bristol weekend swap around.
4th May, 2011 22:25 (UTC)
Re: subtle as a pumpkin patch
OK that would be cool, I would very much like to see you too :)
29th Apr, 2011 08:35 (UTC)
I fear for the price of potatoes later in the year with an April this dry.

And the fish pedicure thing; I suppose the business is in taking the tanks of fish to inland cities. If you go and stick your feet in a rock pool in Cornwall, there are shrimp that'll do you for free.
4th May, 2011 22:26 (UTC)
hmmm, not sure I'd fancy sticking my feet into the Thames...
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