Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Up North!

 Just had a lovely weekend with DS and family. DGD was full of cold again, but on the whole, was well enough. She didn't engage with Grandad so much but did play and chat with him. He takes it in his stride. She kept climbing on my lap, especially when feeling a bit unwell, must be a female thing when they are under the weather.

DS and DB were busy finishing off skirting and doors on the revamped dining room. Still needs painting but that will be done when they finally settle on a colour for the walls.

We have just had our first cup of tea out on the patio. As usual, the sun was shining whilst I was hanging out the washing but clouds came over as we sat down. Still, it was nice to feel the warmth on our faces.

Our new back border needs weeding but we both have Chiro today so it will have to wait. Maybe later in the week when warmer weather is predicted although we can't see it on our local weather forecast.

Heating oil got as high as £1.23p per litre but is beginning to drop now. Currently, it is £1.10p.

I have decided to have a go at trying to grow sweet potatoes this year and will start them off in the next week or so. Wish we luck!

8 comments:

  1. Thanking the gods we don't currently need to buy heating oil. I sat out on the patio for lunch yesterday. With a hot water bottle on my ailing back it was really rather pleasant! x

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    1. Gives us hope that spring is coming after a few more winter nips no doubt.

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  2. We tried to grow sweet potatoes (from slips) 2 or 3 years ago, nothing happened! The price of heating oil is frightening, we are very fortunate that we only need a refill every other year.

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    1. We normally fill up twice a year. Going to start from scratch re the potatoes. Will take at least 6 weeks to get ready, or so they say.

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  3. It sounds like a really lovely weekend.
    xx

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  4. You had a lovely weekend. How nice to see family once again.

    Our snow is melting and I am hopeful that spring might actually have arrived.

    God bless.

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    1. Long term warm weather won’t be here for a couple of months yet.

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