Supper was a kind of deconstructed lasagne, to save baking time. Pasta with the ragu (from the freezer) and then the cheese sauce (from the freezer) on to tagliatelle, took only ten minutes and was delicious.
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“There is a bee appearing at the moment – it’s bright iridescent blue – details below! Please please DON’T KILL HER !!!
It is indeed a bee that is present in the gardens at the moment. It is called the Xylocope bee. It is the largest bee in Europe (2.5 to 3 cm). It does not sting (if we do not chase it of course). The Xylocope is a so-called “solitary” bee. But it can live in colonies, that is to say side by side. Black with bluish wings … she is very beautiful but can be scary, her flight is fast and very noisy, but she is not aggressive and rarely stings. It is to be protected because it is rare and very useful …. some people confuse it with the Asian hornet !!!
Thank you for circulating ….
Source: Bruno Deleuze”
We are joining in the No Mow May campaign. As the campaign says, ” Reducing lawn mowing frequency brings benefits: More habitat and food for pollinators, reduced carbon emissions, water conservation, and a more drought-resistant lawn, to name a few!”
Thank you to the person who presented Eli Jenkins’ poem as a poster.
I’ve replanted the Boody garden this afternoon, mostly with violas whose colour lifts everything and whose flowers can go in salads and decorate cakes.
It is so good to be back singing with my choirs. Today with the Suitcase Singers, we sang a beautiful piece – Wild Mountain Thyme – rewritten by Belfast man Frances McPeake in 1957. It is based upon an earlier Scottish folk song ‘The Braes of Balquhidder- written by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) – and arranged by Claire Ingleheart, our leader.
Welcome home, Pete.
“Sorry, I stole your car. Saved my family!” – an incredible story from a resident of Kyiv.
“I left the bomb shelter and saw a car with keys in the ignition near the store. I watched it for two hours, waited for the owner – I didn’t wait. I took my family, got in the car and drove to Vinnitsa to visit relatives. I found a phone number in the glove compartment and called the owner:– Sorry, I stole your car. Saved my family.– Thank God, don’t worry, I have 4 cars. I took my family out in my jeep. The rest of the cars I filled with fuel and left in different places with the keys in the ignition and the number in the glove compartment.I received calls back from all cars. There will be peace – see you. Take care of yourself!”There is kindness in the world! Ukrainians are heroes!
We collected the baby Sweetcorn plants which I have grown in the poly tunnel and have brought them home to grow in one of our raised beds in the garden. I’ve replaced them with tiny Kalette plants for planting out later at the lottie when they have had the poly tunnel warmth and done some more growing.