LITTLE JOYS: 6th March 2023

Because it’s not the big goals and successes in life that bring true happiness, but the little joys that you choose to notice each day.

Had a special lunch with a friend: beef cheek bourguignon.

And praline crepe dessert with caramelised banana!

We have seedlings!

The chilli seeds are saved from the hybrid variety I usually grow. I didn’t plan it that way, but I forgot to buy new seed and crumbled them out of a dried chilli in the kitchen! It’s a bit of a gamble, but I’m crossing my fingers…

Spent a Christmas gift voucher on this top, and it’s my new favourite colour.

March arrived! And with it, the first blossom. This is prunus cerasifera, the cherry plum and a common street tree.

Charity shop find of the week is this surreal pendant!

Bright and beautiful daffodils.

Twisted hazel. Love it!

Flamboyant camellia! Wow!

There are lots more primroses out now.

And the periwinkle is flowering.

Robins kept me company a lot this week. I work in many different gardens but the robin is always present, and always the same, as if the same bird has followed me from one garden to another. Of course, it hasn’t. Occasionally I toy with the theory that all robins are one, with a shared consciousness. Like the Borg!

Somebody wanted rid of some snowdrops. They’re welcome in my garden!

This ocean jasper piece has been tempting me on Etsy for a while, and this week I bought it for my collection. The colours are SO beautiful.

Cosying up by a friend’s fire!

Beermat art.

Found this little ex-wasp on my windowsill. I discovered a new ID app for Android this week, which tells me it’s a Diplazontidae species…


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