The local garden centre (local here to the park) has a big plant sale on, loads of their plants are half price or less. They're an independent family owned one who grow most of their own plants rather than buying them in from abroad, so we're happy to support them - and their plants are lovely anyway, and reasonably priced even when not in the sale. We popped in there this morning so I could get a few more plants for the new flower beds in the back garden at home. I got a mix of low growing spreading plants and some small succulents for the rockery I'm planning for one of the beds. I also got a pack of Spring bulbs for the same rockery bed - grape hyacinths, but a pretty dark purple with white edges rather than the normal pale to mid blue - I thought the darker colour would stand out better and be seen more easily from my kitchen window.
We've had a lovely week here, we've been really lucky with the weather during the day, although it is now noticeably cooler overnight and first thing in the morning. Showers are forecast for tonight, which is fine as it'll save watering the plants - it should stop by tomorrow morning, when we're off home for the weekend. I wonder what husband's daughter and SiL will make of the caravan and park when we bring them here for a look on Sunday? They have a very modern home, aren't overly keen on gardening and go to places like DisneyWorld Florida for their holidays, so they're different to us.
After we got back from the beach yesterday late morning, Betty slept for the rest of the day, all that charging about and digging on the beach totally wore her out! She did have a lovely time though, I do love to see her enjoying herself so much.
I've stuck to my vegetarian and mostly candida diet all this week, although have had a few (decaf and unsweetened) frothy coffees and a few slices of sourdough bread. All seems to be ok, I haven't had any nasty reactions, so far so good. I'm planning on having a seafood pasta salad tomorrow, using wholemeal pasta, hopefully that'll be ok. I'm doing bbq pulled pork with spicy wedges, garlic bread and salad for husband and guests on Saturday - I won't be having any of that, I'll have veggie burgers with salad. We're having Sunday lunch out with our guests, I've looked at the menu and there are several veggie and fish options for me, restaurants do seem to offer much more choice for vegetarians now.