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Sunday, April 08, 2007

New Rug and Flowers.....Joyous Harbingers of Spring

Finally, a spare moment to blog in peace.

The ruffians have been here for the weekend again. My 7 year old nephew and the 6 and 9 year old nieces. They could test the patience of a saint and I am certainly no saint.

We dropped them off at granny's house this evening and there was a palpable sigh of relief when we arrived back home to calm and serenity. I love the hugs and the giggles but they sure are noisy. I did my best to entertain them by trying to kick a football and promptly falling over in the back garden. I am not sure that my right knee, or my dignity, are ever going to recover.

Today, Easter Sunday, was marked by the traditional "rolling" of the eggs. Not chocolate but painted hard-boiled. You find a grassy hill and then lob your egg down it. Once it is cracked, you can scoff it as part of the picnic. You do have to be careful where you pick your spot though. It is best to avoid the local dog-walker's area or too near a high cliff.

Now I am contemplating a quiet and serene day off tomorrow. The furthest I am going is to the compost heap at the bottom of the garden. I have my eye on an unruly evening primrose plant so I think I am going to practice my topiary skills. And we have new neighbours so I am going to spy on them to see if they look normal.

If you have not done so already, rush to your nearest cinema to see 300 and Sunshine. Totally fab. I am still reeling from the trifecta of British beefcake in 300. Not to mention the Irish totty in Sunshine.
Talking of totty, Doctor Who is back. My life is complete.

It must be Springtime. I can feel the sap rising, missus. Oo-errr.


At 10:32 PM, Blogger MsPrufrock said...

What lovely photos. I have no garden, so thanks for sharing yours.

Not to be a killjoy, but your third piece of British ass, David Wenham, is actually Australian. Boo hiss.

At 3:05 AM, Blogger Anna said...

LOVED 300. Also loved your beautiful flowers and rug! Glad you're having some peace and quiet. We have to wait some rediculously long time for the new season of Doctor Who to get to the States; boo hiss indeed. Have a wonderful week!

At 5:24 AM, Blogger Jess said...

Your flowers! YAY!! The daffodils, oh, I wish it had STAYED warm here instead of snapping back to snow. :(

Thanks for sharing.

Happy Easter!!

At 9:37 AM, Blogger Thalia said...

I was going to make the same point at Ms Pru. Australians are british now? Surely not.

The garden is looking wonderful. The timing in ours is strange, most of the daffs are over, but the tulips are just coming up and some of the crocuses never appeared at all. Oh well.

Love the rug, where did it come from?

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Lut C. said...

Nice flowering garden. :-)

Is egg-rolling a family tradition or a local tradition? I've never heard of it.

At 1:27 AM, Blogger Krista said...

Pamplemousse, a friend of mine is going through a touch time and I was wondering if you would mind sending me a quick email at I was hoping you might answer a few questions for me.

At 3:32 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Hi Pamplemousse,
I've just read right through your archives. You've had a rough time, no mistakes. I thought your Rose Garden post was amazing. I hope you don't mind but I think I might start to chant bits of it! Seriously though, what a positive post after such a hard few years.

At 1:54 AM, Blogger amyesq said...

Ooh, your garden is looking so lush! All the rain is paying off, that's for certain. Sorry about the knee, though.

Wow, that is some serious hotness in that movie. Must go see post haste!

At 7:18 PM, Blogger Katie said...

I'm going to post a picture of spring as it appears in my backyard today. The difference is stinkingly striking. Smooches. (I was drooling over the Irish sausages in the freezer case yesterday at the grocery store and thought of you.)

At 8:43 AM, Blogger Isabel said...

The Doctor is HOT.

At 11:15 AM, Blogger down.under2 said...

Nice photos. My garden is looking very barren as we are in a serious drought here and have very harsh water restrictions. We are not allowed to water our lawns and only hand water our gardens 2 mornings a week. My natives are flouring and the roses are coping but everything else is looking dodgy.

At 2:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pamplemousse,

Thanks for coming by to visit me. I really appreciate it. I read through your archives from when you were dealing with your ectopic. I am sorry you had to go through that.

Methotrexate sucks big time. But at least it is better than a scalpel.

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Beagle said...

I do love springtime!

At 12:08 AM, Blogger Name: FilmGal30 said...


Where are you? The photos look great and I hope you are just enjoying the weather. I keep checking for a new post, but no joy. Hope all is okay?!


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