Tuesday, 19 January 2010

What can I say?

Well, there's not a great deal happening here at the Retreat worth writing about! School has resumed and I have a hectic schedule which keeps me very busy and I'm still loving it! The children are so adorable and completely brighten my day with their happy faces and funny ways.

Visitors to my new blog will see that I'm managing to get some painting done and indeed, I've just finished another that will be posted up tonight. Then I'll get my Etsy January Sale sorted and start putting a selection of pictures together for a pony fair that I'm attending in February. The Website is waiting to be put together, but that is my goal to achieve before the end of this month.

At the same time as all this, my fingers have been straying towards my planting diary and I need to plan the vegetable plot for this year. It will be simpler this year, with mainly leeks and onions and some fresh greens and salads as I want to really concentrate on my art and the ponies. This is the year that Merlin will be put to a trap, so I have to admit to some excitement :) (and fear!)

The snow has all but gone now, although we have a little more forecast for Wednesday. Hopefully it won't settle, as it was just too much chaos in our little village and we need some time to recover! I know some of the older people who didn't leave home for nearly two weeks!

Well, that's what's been going on with me, how are you?


Julia Guthrie said...

Oh I have been thinking about our veggies for this yr too! Last yr was a bit of an experiment for me, my first time trying to grow anything properly.
My biggest problems were the slugs (even with pellets & beer traps, & nightly slug collections), & the fact that our garden gets about an hour of sunlight on a good day! LOL
However...I do have a tray of 'rocket' that has been outside since about October & even after all that snow & ice, it's still growing!
So is the spinach. So they will definately be on the menu!!! hehehe


Nan and =^..^= said...

Good afternoon from snowy Maine!
Oh, it sounds like you have so many wonderful things going on in 2010!
Good luck with everything!

Tammie Lee said...

Life sounds good for you, this makes me happy. I look forward to seeing your art.

Bovey Belle said...

I was busy out in the garden yesterday too and if it was warmer, I would be tempted to start thinking of seeds. However, I shall concentrate on getting everything covered in as much muck heap (well rotted) as possible to give them good growing conditions this year.

Good luck with your Etsy January Sale.