In the time of the virus: day 82

And here we are again on Saturday.

This week we did our virtual trip a day early, to clear the decks for a real trip out tomorrow.  We went to Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille – three very different but equally lovely cities in the south of France.  As we had time to spare, we added in a side trip to Bordeaux.  Malcolm made some more coffee eclairs to eat along the way, with our coffee.   So lovely to remember all the great places we’ve been: a way of using the many holiday photos and videos he’s created that we never imagine might be needed.

In other news, I’ve been inspired during lockdown and on Instagram by all the gorgeous creative ways of doing visible mending.  Wanting to have a go, I asked on Freegle if anyone had any spare embroidery threads, and today I was able to collect some from a nearby member.  Such loveky colours she’s given me.  I’m thinking about how best to make a start.  Not going to rush, there’s plenty of time.

After all that rain yesterday and the day before, conditions were perfect to dig over those two beds on the allotment.  One will be for brassicas (red cabbages, broccoli, purple sprouting, and kale).  The other is for leeks (though I know I’m rather late planting them out, and the plants are pretty spindly, but I figure better to get something small than nothing at all).  Any spaces can be filled up with the aubergines – I’m thinking of potting on some and keeping them in the greenhouse, and planting some out.  Never grown these before, but our Italian allotment neighbours grow them very successfully and have done for years so I figure it should be possible.

I hope your Saturday went well, and that Sunday will also be good to you.  See you tomorrow xx

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to In the time of the virus: day 82

  1. Jean Hurrell says:

    Oh those pictures of France – full of warmth and good food! We should be there now – next year, maybe.


    • I do hope you manage to get there before too long. These losses may be small compared to what some have lost, but still so important to us – and always a reminder of how much things have changed. I hope you manage to do something good instead xx


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