................and before the rain too
The grass in my new garden is growing like crazy but the weather has only been dry for a while between rain, not heavy downpours but enough to make the grass too wet for cutting. Saturday was horrible with drizzle on and off all day so it was good to open the curtains and find a beautiful Sunday morning, sunny enough for an early trip out to the car-boot sale.
Not many cars there this week - people were probably put off by Saturday's weather and a dubious forecast. It didn't take long to look round but I found a few useful things.
A pack of terracotta Das air-drying clay (after making the plant labels for the hampers for my sister and sister-in-law I wished I'd made some for me too - and now I can). £1.50. The gift set of secateurs and gloves for £2 will be a present. A Duplo police van for £1 to add to the box for the grandchildren. The new pack of Peek-a-Blocks will make a Christmas present for the new baby - I paid £1. The 3 coat hooks are much needed - there are no hooks like this anywhere here. I'm going to put them at the end of the hall, they cost me £2.
And finally the picture which I picked up because it looked interesting. I took it out of the frame which was pretty rough. It's actually a painted tile but with raised bits of metal pressed into the clay making the fence and little bits of clay fixed on and painted to make the spotty mushrooms......intriguing. I'm a sucker for small interesting bits of art.
It stayed fine for a few hours on Sunday but the rain arrived about 2pm for a while before sunshine again later and the forecast isn't much better for the week and it just doesn't seem to get any warmer.
Here's Elkie Brooks singing "Sunshine After the Rain" - from many, many years ago.