Friday, June 20, 2014
Thank you for your comments about where you would like to live. How encouraging that many of you are happy where you are. And we're fairly happy where we are; but would quite like to lift the house up and plonk it down in Portobello/Joppa, near the sea. Today the children and I took a walk along Portobello Prom. Grandson likes bollards - among other street furniture.
Granddaughter was more contemplative.
He runs ahead but always turns round to make sure I'm following.
My cot quilt is making progress. Slowly. It wouldn't be so slow if I didn't keep having to rip bits out to make the corners meet more accurately. I'm being so careful but still have to make adjustments. Grr. How do the rest of you manage to get perfect results every time?
Three strips joined; four to go.
Yesterday Mr L and I went to Malleny, a National Trust garden on the outskirts of the city.
It was full of colour.
Who can tell me what these pink plants (above) are? The nearer one looks like campion - it has campion-like leaves, which leads me to suspect that it's ... campion. But I'd never seen it as a bright pink, double flower. And the leaves of the one behind it, with balls of blossom, look like what we'd call Sticky Willy - and are actually slightly adhesive, like Willy (goosegrass) himself. . Again, I'd never seen it in this pretty flowering form. Anyone?
We often get the garden to ourselves but this time we coincided with a coach trip. However, it was pleasant to see so many people enjoying the flowers. Also, we felt positively youthful in comparison to most of the members of the party.
I do like lupins.