This time at home has given me the opportunity to catch up on some much needed homeyness especially after the last couple of months working towards getting the studio ready to move into . Now there are tangible signs that spring is well and truly here and it has kick started my green fingers into action .Every year I set out with the aim of try to grow as much to eat as possible and with varying success .Until we are able to afford a house with land I try my best to work with what I have . I am also living in the hope that due to extended cold period we have been experiencing we will get heat when we really need it and at the right time for growing crops and flowers . It's been 3 summer's since I last had any bumper crops of anything !! Last year was appalling I gave up in the end and admitted defeat . But this last week especially , my youngest and I have sprung into action and started preparing some edible crops , herbs for a herb garden and seedlings for summer colour .
In fact my kitchen and bedroom have turned into a makeshift green house as it's too cold yet to put anything out and my house is warm and snugly . So for the next few weeks I will be filling up every available and suitable surface with seed trays and pots .
Most of my produce is either grown in tubs in my bijou back yard or in my small front garden . I have to be quite inventive with how I grow things and approach it in a very urban gardening sort of way , I recycle as much as possible to grow things in and am always on the look out for inventive ideas .
It feels really satisfying to have made a start on this job .
One very unexpected event last week was purchasing a rather fab bookcase from a friend 20 minutes before she sold her house and handed the keys over . It was a wonderfully bizarre moment with myself and a friend and the window cleaner ( who got roped into the whole scenario )to carry this very large Victorian pine bookcase over two roads to my house . What a sight we three were !! but we got it in and after a mild panic attack , it fit ! There was much jigging about as at one point it didn't look like it would fit .Phew !!! and I love it .
Oh boy this last two weeks has been good for the soul , I feel ready and prepared for returning to my two jobs and the madness and fast pace of life that goes with everyone returning to work and school life .
I am also looking forward to spoiling my friends tomorrow evening and holding our Monday evening crochet group at mine and looking forward to getting back in the swing of making !!
So what ever your doing this week I hope you have a nice time and thanks for popping by .
Ta ta for now Tracy .x