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Monday, 24 June 2013

Baby Sam - update

Sam in bath 09-06-2013

Baby Sam is my second grandson. He was born on May 27th 2013 to the delight of all his family and especially me. Here he is having one of his first baths. Isn't he cute.

On Friday he visited the cottage with his parents for the first time - quite an occasion and one of many to come. So far he has been asleep most of the times I have seen him. He does seem to be a very contented baby. I'm thinking he might have auburn, curly hair like his Dad.

Needless to say his mum and dad are very proud of him. Here is Dad having a cat-nap with his new son:

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Isn't that adorable? My heart swells with pride when I see my lovely family growing and thriving.

STOP PRESS

My American husband has applied for a visa to come and live in England. Tomorrow, Monday 24th June 2013, we will get the result of the application.

I don't know how I got any sleep last night.

For sure the decision will change my life.

Please wish a favourable outcome for us and watch this space.

Star

My English Garden in June - a riot of colour.

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We got off to a very slow start this summer. Everything is late and here at the cottage there has been some replanting. The gardener has had to replant his runner bean seeds because first they didn't germinate properly - owing to the cold Spring and then when they did, something ate them under the ground.  Every morning we went out to look, but nothing! Finally we gave up and planted some new seeds. As I speak on 18th June the little plants are about 3 inches up.

My Morning Glory seeds germinated and then got water-logged and cold and died so I had to buy another packet of seeds and replant them. They have just germinated - watch this space.

However! despite all that the garden is a riot of colour as you can see here. Come take a look...
The poppies, daisies and acquilegias are all in full bloom.

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Here and there some lichnis growing fast (that's the grey foliage in the bottom left hand corner of next picture).

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The bees are happy and that's the main thing!  Happy gardening peeps.

How have you found the weather has affected your garden (if you have one) so far this year?