Friday, 28 March 2014

Three Things 48/52

Hello it's that time again, not many weeks left to go now in my 'year of happy,' so I've snuck a extra one in this weeks. as here at the Summerhouse we have Geraniums flowering in March. Yippee. So here's this weeks 'three things'.

Number One:

My first happy this week is that electricity has been restored to the Summerhouse at last, still a bit more work to be done as one of the interior walls had to come down to rewire, but it's all repaired and plastered just waiting for a coat of paint, then we can set to with a big clear up and setting up the craft table again. Then I think it might be time for a bit of a Summerhouse girls night.

Number two:

My second happy thing this week is Sweet peas, I do love them and I finally got around to sowing some this week. Three packs in the end after a slight mix up, I accidentally bought some trailing ones. I'm looking at it as a happy accident though and plan to put some in the hanging baskets and window boxes if they grow.

So we have 'Prima Ballerina' and 'Ocean Foam' can't wait to see those ones and the trailing ones are called 'Sweetie Mix' Summers on it's way.

Number Three:

My third happy thing for this week is getting my guitar out and writing my second song of the year. This one's a Bristish Folk song, called 'A sail on the Morning tide'. 

 I find that song writing is a great way of dealing with the tough stuff of life, I wrote so many songs the year we lost my Dad, it really was a life saver for me, a constructive way to channel my grief . Not sure where I would have been without music

I'd love to be well enough to get back to going to the local folk club again and performing, give the songs a bit of a outing.  With my health so bad I didn't make it at all last year, but fingers cross at some point this year I will.

Well that's about it for this week, have a wonderful weekend and a great Mothers Day to all those Mums out there.

Clare xx


  1. I'm so delighted you have got your guitar out and you are writing again x

  2. I'm so glad you're writing music again, how wonderful. Geraniums in March! Fantastic. I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Music soothes all ills, I know that after a difficult day going to choir practice sorts me right out. So nice you feel the same... Chrissie x

  4. Oh I absolutely love sweet peas, my parents grow them ever year and they are mum always gives me a pretty bunch to take home when I visit.
    Marianne x

  5. I just love sweet peas and you've reminded me that I need to plant some soon. I like the way the more you pick the more they grow, they are just the most perfect English summer flowers. Your trailing ones will look glorious, I'm sure. x

  6. I have a huge love of sweet peas also, Clare, and I'm looking forward to seeing yours grow! I'm hoping your health will improve greatly to allow you to share your music again - soon! Joy x

  7. I love sweet peas too, I hope that yours do really well for you. I've not heard of trailing ones, so I look forward to seeing how you get on with them. xx