Morrisons was my choice of shops for my fortnightly supermarket excursion. I'm loving driving at the moment, everywhere is so empty. Diss has one main road right through the town and it's usually a crawl through until the Morrisons roundabout, but now it's virtually empty - just drive straight in. I got to Morrisons just after 9 and there was no queue. Like everywhere else the flour shelves were empty but I'm still OK for flour, otherwise plenty of food for everyone.
Something very strange happened on Monday with my "Looking for a Cross Stitch Kit" post. It's so far got over 12,000!!!! page views. Normally each post gets between 700 and 1,500 depending on how boring it is. I'm not sure I believe 12,000 that's just silly, although the post from last month "A Little Bit of Stitching" also went mad with over 3,000 page views. Is stitch or stitching some sort of code word?
The vase on the table this week contains a collection of wild flowers from the meadow, just for a few days - they don't last long indoors. White dead-nettle, Cow parsley, Wild Geranium - perhaps they have another name - I forgot to investigate, and a bit of speedwell. It will be Aquilegia next, they don't last long indoors either.
My 16 Brassica plug plants - 4 each of 4 different things- arrived in the post on Thursday...............Just in time for heat followed by cold! So instead of planting them out I've done the equivalent of "heeling in" and popped them in some pots, covered the roots with soil, watered well, labelled them and stood them in a shady and sheltered spot where they will be OK until one day next week. Just waiting for the Melon plant now.
Yesterday I did the 6 mile bike ride around all the parts of the village to have a look at the bunting and flags, lots of people about and bunting and flags in several places. This village has the second largest acreage of all the villages in Suffolk so it's no wonder it's 6 miles around and even then it doesn't include two little bits.
This Hosta's looking good, it's outgrowing a huge pot so heavens' knows how I'm going to re-pot it into something bigger..
Don't forget to leave a comment on the Wednesday 1,000th post if you would like to go in the draw for one of the 4 little giveaways. I'm doing the pull-a-name out-of-the-plastic-tub tonight and will let you know tomorrow who won.
This week I'm grateful for
- The Brilliant blog readers who tracked down the cross stitch chart- Thank you everyone
Back Tomorrow with results of the draw for the little giveaways.