I bought a couple of magazines today and was given some more. I have enough to keep me going for a while :)
I'm getting used to washing dishes again ;o). Our dishwasher gave up the ghost after Christmas and we haven't replaced it yet so I'm washing dishes again. In a way, my kitchen stays tidier because I wash as soon as there is a little pile at the sink and then dry them to get them out of the way. Somehow it's making things look tidier - not sure why! Perhaps because the children never used to put their dishes in the dishwasher and they'd be left until I was ready to stack it?
This orchid is one of five that sit on my kitchen window sill. I bought it earlier in the year and the flowers didn't last that long. I cut it back (as the internet told me to) and it grew a couple more branches (?) and the flowers have started coming out in the past week. I love orchids, love that the flowers last so long and, more importantly, love that I haven't killed them all!! Any other pot plant in our house doesn't stand much chance unless Jon waters it (and doesn't over water it!) but the orchids I seem to be coping with. I nearly killed one in our last house (hadn't watered it for months) but my friend Alison brought it back to life when I left it with her when we were moving house and it's now one of my best flowerers (is that right?).
Dinner is cooking as I type and we need to eat a bit earlier tonight because I'm going to be looking after my great niece for a couple of hours. More on that tomorrow but for now I'm off to sort out dinner.
Have a good evening