SELF-HELP #15

But what about my bulbs ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

My garden fence…

We have a water feature at the bottom of the garden. Not so long ago I planted a load of bulbs on the otherside of the fence – I don’t hold out much hope!!!

Our water feature!

Peaking over next couple of days and then clear up the mess. Glad I saved the grass seed for the spring….

Back to my knitting to cheer me up โ™ก

SELF-HELP #13

Rugby, rugby and more rugby ๐Ÿ‰

Well guess what the cricket finished and the rugby world cup started…

We are a rugby household, my son plays school rugby U16 so I get to watch quite a lot but now it is on in the house for what seems like 24/7. Although I do find the progress of Japan quite exciting.

The weather has been good today so I have been pulling up lots of nettle roots. They are coming out quite easily today as the ground is wet. The river is very high and not far from the footpath. Managed to plant a few daffs close to the fence so hopefully my patch will look pretty in the spring ๐ŸŒพ

I am now nursing nettle stings on my arms and legs but it will be worth it!

I have managed a few walks this week in between shifts at work.

I started this post on Saturday and today is Tuesday and the weather is not so good ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๐ŸŒฌ

I have been dog walking at a local rescue centre this morning and managed a cheeky little yoga session this afternoon and yesterday I went to my favourite craft club and sat knitting cardies for the premature baby unit over tea and biscuits – what bliss.

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Self-help #3 1/2

Looking after your hands โ™กโ™กโ™ก

The sign of a disorganised mind I forgot part of my self-help post…

Now gardening and wool craft are not necessarily the best bed fellows. All of that weeding and pruning can play havoc with your hands. And as us knitters know rough skin or nails can tag your yarn and not in a good way. Dirty fingernails can also cause your yarn distress. And no-one wants distressed yarn…

I am currently looking after my hands with a handcream made by Spear and Jackson.

They are known for their gardening tools – spades and forks, hoes and rakes in fact it says on the tube they have neen going since 1760. That is a lot of gardening! I found this handcream at Christmas which really combats the damage done by pottering in the garden and general household chores. I bought 3 tubes of it in case it was just a seasonal item and I have to admit I haven’t seen it in the shops since. I also have some little cotton gloves which I wear over hands that are smothered in cream when my hands are really rough.

I have picked some little white hedge roses and some orange blossom and plonked them into a jam jar. Doesn’t look very grand but the lounge is filled with the delicious scent of the garden.

Happy days…