Monthly Archives: April 2019

Happy Easter


Friday 19th to Tuesday 23rd April

What good timing the weather had for once for the Easter weekend. Very warm and sunny โ˜€๏ธ So after finishing work on Good Friday I just spent as much time outside as I could!

Which included the first barbecue of the year. And sitting outside a local pub on one of the warm sunny evenings watching the world go by!

Happy Easter!

Gardening time


Saturday 13th to Thursday 18th April

When you’re feeling fed up and it’s warm and sunny outside it’s a good idea to spend some time in the garden.

I’m repotting some of my succulent plants at the moment as some of them have grown too big for last year’s pots. I have read that succulents ‘don’t mind a little neglect’. Maybe this is why they are so successful in my garden!

I love this next plant which I’ve seen on a succulent website ๐Ÿ˜

Spiral Aloe. It sounds as if it might be a bit more difficult to grow but if I can find one I might have a go!

While we’re on the subject of gardening, I’ve always liked dandelion’s pretty yellow flowers. I’m not sure I want to start eating them though.

Look at this amazing pic!

‘This is a photograph of a space shuttle leaving earth, taken from the International Space Station.’

Baby lambs


Monday 8th to Friday 12th April

A trip to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for my usual check up clinic appointment, which now always terrifies me ๐Ÿ˜–

And this time I have to go back in two months instead of my usual three as one of my blood results has been higher than it should be for a while now.

A great walk in the countryside on a warm sunny afternoon, 5.79 miles, which I always find very enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜€

But my poor old body did suffer when I got back.

And, anything that promotes organ donation is good news, even something simple like a postage stamp.

April showers


Monday 1st to Sunday 7th April

April started with a warm and sunny day โ›…๏ธ I pottered in the garden and had a nice little walk.

The very next day it was cold with hail and heavy rain showers!

I had one of my Creme Eggs that Hannah bought for me.

I SO want to find one of the White Cadbury Creme eggs ๐Ÿ‘€

A couple of my days were spent with a bit of a swollen face, very sore, puffy and watery eyes and a runny nose ๐Ÿคงโ˜น๏ธ

‘As of next year, adults in England will be considered potential donors unless they choose to opt out or are excluded.’

This is something that we probably don’t really think about – how many of these extra organs that will become available are going to be wasted because of lack of capacity in our hospitals? โ˜น๏ธ Transplant service at โ€˜breaking pointโ€™

And now for some exciting news! I started to make my fairy garden …

Bee Alive


Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st March

What some lovely warm and sunny days ๐ŸŒค

I’ve still been going out for walks throughout the winter but it is so nice to feel the warm sunshine again when outside and being able to have a little walk across the fields again, rather than having to pound the payments with all the traffic rushing past.

And it’s so nice to be able to potter around in my garden again.

This is one of my new plants this year. It’s tiny I know, you can barely see it!

Bee Alive, a good name for a transplant survivor I thought.

Hopefully I will be able to post another photo when it flowers ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿคž

At the weekend there was an enjoyable evening spent outside listening to some live music at a local fundraising event.

A Mothers Day lunch out (as always in rather a random place ๐Ÿคช) which was fun, and later a couple of hours spent listening to a bloke singing country music in a pub in the town. A lot of the music was what my mum and dad used to play in our house when I was a child, made me feel emotional.

I miss you lots mum and dad xx