Archives for posts with tag: gardening

I’m going to be in a documentary. And I helped them find the perfect old woman for it too.

Walking through the park after doing my tubes. It would have been lovely to stay there for a while. And I like the old gardeners in the mini park next to the park too.

California by Grimes.

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Gardening. A day in the sun. Relaxing. I’m glad I took today off too.

The smell of shaving foam.

Our new compact Hoover.

Going to Walthamstow. And liking Walthamstow.

Gardening. Really nice to get my fingers in the dirt again.

RuPaul’s All Stars series 2. Yas queen.


The bubbles from the washing up bottle.

Doing some gardening in the warm morning. 

Grants Museum of Zoology. Lots of jars of dead things and bones. Not my usual bag but it was fun. Especially this little blown up fish fella.

(Not drinking at either of the two parties which made things a little better. Or at least not as terrible as I thought they would be)


New brunch place. Delicious and cheap Turkish breakfast. 

Gardening. Cut the grass, did some weeding, moved a few plants around. I like that the garden is my little area. I feel proud of it.

Seeing Crispin and dancing to Hot Dub Time Machine. I especially loved the glitter canons, balloons and confetti! 


I grew these! And I ate them for dinner.

I made a dress. 

An evening with Bivan, playing guitar and singing, watching Back. 


A huge bumblebee on my sunflower. 🐝🌻

Conversations with Hannah about spaff and blowies. Just really tickled me.

Which gave me the energy to clean the house. Which made me feel loads better.


My homegrown,multicoloured sunny tomatoes

Buying fabric for my dresses.

Live music. It’s nice to hear live music.


My sunflower has finally flowered. And my housemate sent a photo of it congratulating me, which cheered me up after I felt annoyed at him for being messy this morning.

Gym. Rowing. Cycling. Just doing it.

Bake Off on the big TV, not my iPad. Followed by a chat with Lauren. I forget how much 10 minutes of socialising can make you feel.


Cool egg patterns

A day of doing. Made a dress, mowed the lawn, planted a tree.

Discovered we can watch catch up TV on our TV. Watched Eden with Bivan whilst eating too many nachos.

This beautiful garden, walking home in the sun. Serious garden envy.

Fun at work. Mainly in the morning before the Serious People got in. 

Just full of good vibes today. Remembering the fun of last night, making future plans, being full of energy. It’s been a good day!


Coming home to discover one of my sunflowers is now ENORMOUS!

Watching the slow mo video of us jumping into the pool again. And still laughing.

Doing some gardening. It felt good to be back out there, pulling up weeds and cutting the lawn.


Picked and ate my first home grown tomatoes. 🍅

Left work for a week’s holiday in sunny Spain! Byeeee emails!☀

Signed up for the lingerie making workshop. Can’t wait! 👙


The grass is growing. And my first tomato is turning red.

The Dreamers Awake exhibition at the White Cube. But mainly the carved wooden vaginas. 

Wearing my new swishy skirt and feeling pretty fabulous. 


Breakfast on my own at Blighty, reading in the corner and making slow day plans.

Tackling the weeds at the back of the garden. They all came out and I tried to save as many snails as I could. We have a lot of snails. 

Jonny came over. We walked to the beautiful park, played cards at the pub, had noodles and watched SatC. Then he rescued a gigantic moth from my room before bed. #besties


Put my house plants out with my window plants for a bit of a holiday. Still enjoying having plants on my windowsill.

Washed, sun dried and remade my bed with my Muji covers. Love it when you can do it all in one day.

Pottery. I was so much better at coning this week. A huge improvement! Now I just need to be more daring.


Sewing. For someone else. 

Gardening together. 

Having a window box full of flowers.

It’s been such a peaceful day. Really quite perfect.


It happened yesterday but this Aja gram still makes me laugh.
Buying two long flowerpots for the windowsills. Plants are happiness.
Coming home to a mars ice cream in the garden. I’d been thinking about that ice cream for a good few hours.


Bit of Friday night gardening.

Messing around on Snapchat.

Going to the multi faith event at the Finsbury Park mosque in the evening. Speeches followed by everyone breaking fast together at a huge long tablecloth on the road. Delicious curry, loads of fruit and so many dates. Plus a funny woman to chat to and keep me company.


The Nova Joy plant has flowered! New beautiful joy here we come!

Sitting in the garden, picking weeds with Lauren.

Then chatting to her for quite a while. Looking up Russian dating sites, talking about garden plans (mostly solar powered fairy lights). It was exactly what I needed. 


Cutting the grass.

Decaf iced coffee in the sun at Blighty, reading my book.

Beautiful clouds.


Being out in the garden. Putting my sunflowers outside and planting up some runner beans. Hanging my washing on the line. 

The drumming at the park.

That smell of summer. Having the windows wide open. Feeling the warmth of the sun. Lying in the park reading my book. It was a good day. It was a calm and peaceful day. 


Going to the White Cube. That place is so damn shiny and​ reflective. I love it. Also the room with all the semi reflective glass rooms – so good!

Going for a walk through the little park and sitting by the pond for a while, watching the slow tadpole prosession. I felt like I couldn’t get enough of smells of the plants into my lungs. And there was a nice man who stopped too see if I was okay.

Coming back and doing some gardening. To think I almost stayed in bed. It turned out to be a really lovely afternoon.

Oh and then Matt and I watched a brilliant volcano documentary with a hilarious voiceover. Plus ice cream. 


Even more sunflowers popping​ up.

Coffee in the sun with Jo. I needed hugs and sympathy after last night.

Walking around Gillespie Park. The bit I haven’t been to before. Flowers and bees and beautiful things. 🐝🌺🌼🌷🌻


Two of my sunflower seeds are sprouting! I’m so happy!

The free plant giveaway by the cute community group. Got me a chilli plant and some salad leaves. 

The delicious food at Holly and Al’s BBQ. Of course. 


Going and buying a box full of plants and seeds for the garden. Green just makes me so happy.

Getting my fingers in the dirt, on my own, planting them in.

Clean white sheets. I forget how much I love them.


Driving the biggest van for the smallest amount of stuff. With Jonny, obvs. 

The robin came back into the garden. It’s so brave. And she ate the worms Lauren gave her.

Multi-housemate gardening.

Realising I had a whole heap of reasons to be happy today. Feeling really calm and happy. No housemates, no real day plans, being organised and peaceful. Getting my fingers in the dirt again. 

Going to visit Holly and Al’s new flat. It’s beautiful. And Al telling funny, long stories about making the perfect coffee.

Alec and Ciaran at Doug’s party. Those two make me laugh heaps. HEAPS.


Having a day to do whatever I want.

And doing gardening.

Korean evening. Amazing buns and a sexy film.

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Making the house look pretty with flatmates. Organised the DVDs, did more gardening (well, hacking) and discovered an insane amount of old remotes.
Sitting in the sun, in our new chair, drinking coke from a glass bottle. It’s just like being on holiday.
A perfectly lined-up stripy top and a new way of hemming necklines.