I haven’t forgotten you, you pop into my head at random moments, maybe it’s a recipe, maybe it’s a plant or a view, perhaps it’s a piece of news from around the world, a book, painting or poem and there you are in your blog lives and your real lives and in my thoughts.
Where have I been, oh just round and about. Pootling and pottering. Random and eclectic, mundane and everyday sum up my absence. A few drafts written but left unpublished. Photos taken but left in limbo on my laptop. Life.
The sunny Summer gods played a blinder – long warm days, plenty of sun and warmth. Things grew. Things got watered (sometimes), things got picked and eaten, others went straight on the compost.
There were beans a plenty, courgette and summer squash gluts galore.. Pathetic carrot crops and miserable tomato blight. Crunchy salads and peppery radishes. Soft sweet fruit. Weeds weeded. Apples picked and prepared. Paths mowed. Visits made. Friends met. Drinks drunk. Meals savoured. Walks walked.
And you missed the highs and lows, I missed sharing with you. I’m sorry you weren’t there to share my meals with me, what grew and didn’t, what happened and where I went, including a blogging meet up with my buddy Karen in London (Karen of Small House Big Garden Florida fame) , nor did you get to share in the worlds ugliest orange and courgette cake – luckily for you!
Now we shift into autumn, bonfires and fireworks, deep dark greens and glorious pumpkins. Chestnuts picked. Blustery weather to blow me along the promenade. Soaked fields to cross. Evenings creeping in. Damp fallen leaves to kick up. Autumnal sun to warm me.
I plan to stick around, blogging is a part of me and there are new adventures to share and delight in. I hope you will join me
That’s me. What about you? Busy too I guess?