Both Ann and I are now able to enjoy a bit of gardening while the sun is shining.
I know it is early days but the is potential there. Ann has her Native Cowslips and I have my Roses.
We were even able to go for a short walk together with Molly just round the local woodland.
Ann has started to do a bit of cooking again but when we came to dish it up it was a bit cool. Our old electric oven had gone faulty! Never mind, it all got heated up on the gas hob. Chris came by and took the cooker to the dump. It was in a bit of a state anyway after mistreatment by various previous tenants!
Next day Ann had planned a pizza with our own choice of topping. Suddenly realising that it needs the oven to heat up I suggested asking our friends next door. They obliged us by allowing our use of their oven. That is what friends and neighbours are for.
Jeanne Brodnax Moore, better known to me as Granny Jeanne.
She was a caring, loving person who lived a full and interesting long life.
We were extremely lucky to have her for such a long time.
She always listened to what I had to say and encouraged me in everything I did. She especially loved the fact that both Ben and I were creative and always had pens and paper ready for our next masterpiece!
She loved to go on small day trips and short breaks with us; going to Longdown dairy farm to see Billy the shire horse and all the other animals; visiting Boomer the kangaroo in Weymouth and enjoying the train ride round Paultons park.
I also remember getting excited when we drove into the drive of number 2 to visit her in Winchester. Granny Jeanne always had her own particular way of doing things, one of which was having a bowl of sugar cubes ready for afternoon tea. They proved too irresistible and found their way secretly to my mouth on many occasions.
I will always love Granny Jeanne and remember her with a smile. Sweet dreams our lovely Granny Jeanne.
Mum, Jeanne, Granny, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday 19 th March at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham a long way from family and friends. Despite that she had several visitors during her short time there.
Mum was the matriarch for her family of three boys. Family gatherings were always enjoyed at the family home. Her 90 th birthday was celebrated with family and friends at Chawton House where she and the Knight family once lived.
The spark of life is a wonderful thing, for Mum it has gone from wence it came.
The sun has got his hat on and I have got my gardening boots on. Just love bein outside landscapin. This is wot I'm up against. Just nothing much but dirt and a few shrubs. No colour. It was just a mess with odd stuff I did not like so dug it all out to start again.
See wot I mean!
Roll on spring after I have been to the garden centre! I will get some shrubs, some bulbs, some boarder plants and some roses. I just love roses. Super Star, a lovely red one was a favourite of mine many years ago.
My only problem is that I forget my age and need a day off after all that digging! While travelling on the boat I did so enjoy seeing other peoples gardens.