Monday, 16 May 2022

Staying longer

 Had a text from the landlord this morning.....the roof's not now being started until tomorrow or Wednesday, depending on the weather.  We'd guessed as much, as the forecast is for possible thunderstorms today (had a heavy rain shower here at the park hour ago, no thunder though).  Makes no difference, we'll just stay here in the van until the roof is done.  I'm so relieved we have this place to stay whilst the work is being done.  I really dislike loud noise, it's one of my stress triggers. 

It's not cold at all, humid if anything due to the rain, but the weather is so changeable at the moment, it's hard to make any plans to go anywhere.  I don't want to go out somewhere and then be caught in a sudden downpour.  Unfortunately the forecast is changeable for pretty much the next week, so we'll just play it by ear.

It's back to being very peaceful here, most of the weekenders have gone home, I think there are only 3 or 4 other owners still here.  At the garden centre yesterday, I bought some geraniums (or rather, pelargoniums), cosmos and more petunias, I want a big colourful display of bedding plants this year.  In between showers yesterday, we planted some in the little front bed and the rest in pots....have to try and ensure they're not all eaten by slugs and snails in this damp weather.

Is anyone doing anything for the Queen's Jubilee weekend?  We're expecting to be here at the park, as no doubt will lots of other owners be.  I've not yet asked the park owner if he's planning anything special for that I said previously, knowing him I'm sure he'd say "No, but what a good idea, you can be in charge of that Sue!".  No way, I'm not being roped into that.  I've got bunting to put up on the van and our garden fence (I love a bit of patriotism and am a fan of the Royals) and I expect I'll make some cakes to share with our van neighbours.....that'll be the extent of my involvement though.


  1. It's always stressful having work done, so being able to escape must be a real blessing for you. I'm not doing anything for the Jubilee, but we were in Ely last week and saw a yarn-bombed pillar box. Union flag bunting and a crown on the top. As a yarnaholic, it did make me smile and admire the skill! xx

    1. If you do Facebook, there is a page devoted to UK Post box toppers. Amazing stuff. How neat to see one in real life.

    2. I don't do FB, but have just Googled post box toppers uk. There are so many fantastic creations and creators out there! x

  2. Should be a fun weekend sounds nice

  3. I am glad you have the van to escape to. I think your Jubilee decorations sound perfect. I hope to finish making a new teddy bear from a Patons 25th Jubilee knitting pattern.

  4. I am glad that you can get away from all the noise. Enjoy your time (extended) in the place you really enjoy.

    God bless.

  5. There are lots of Jubilee Weekend things planned in our little town. We are going to see if we can participate in some of them, but if not we will just fly some bunting, eat some cream topped scones and raise a glass to Her Majesty.

  6. I am sure things are going on round here but I've not heard of anything and will be quite happy to potter at home and take it nice and easy. There will be plenty to watch on the telly, should I need extra entertainment. xx


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