A Spring Sunday

Sunday – a day of rest, a day of rejuvenation, a day to get things done or a day to just do what you please.  Or maybe a little bit of all four.  Even though I woke up at my usual weekday time of 6am this Sunday, I stayed in bed and caught up on podcasts…and fell asleep again.  Breakfast on a Sunday is good bread with whatever takes our fancy that morning, be it smoked salmon or a boiled egg. This Sunday it was an egg.

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Breakfast time

After a morning catching up with housework, we headed to the garden centre for some bits and pieces, then to the supermarket for some lunch items and these peonies.

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Peonies

It was then time to potter about outside, planting some marigold seeds, checking on my little courgette plants and also filling a trough with some micro green seeds.  I also planted some borage for the bees.

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Hat, gloves and trowel – gardening time!

After all that, it was time to stop for tea and pick up a book.  Joan Didion is such a brilliant writer with a wonderful way with words,  This collection is really worth picking up for a quick and excellent afternoon read.

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Tea and a book

I did a further round of the yard, counting the foxgloves, which seem to multiply by the minute.  I swear there is a new plant every morning! I love them though, and each plant and flower is just a bit different from its neighbour.  Plus, the bees love them.

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Foxgloves everywhere

This Sunday, I made a big pot of chili for dinner, enough to last two days.  As the smells filled the air, I prepared a salad to have as well, from leaves, avocado, cucumber, carrots and sunflower seeds for crunch.

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Sunday salad to have with a big bowl of chili

Then it was time to catch up with one of the serials we are following (now we have finished the wonderful Stranger Things) before heading to bed, and not thinking about Monday.  How did you spend your Sunday?

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week” Henry Longfellow.

You can find Thistles and Kiwis on Facebook, and also on Instagram @thistleandkiwis.  As for Twitter….am totally inactive these days.  If you want to get in touch, email me on thistlesandkiwis@gmail.com

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