I managed to sit out in the garden for a little while today, it is quieter now the neighbours children have gone back to school. We have an oak tree that was grown from an acorn by my youngest son, it was in a pot for a few years until we moved here and had more space to plant it. I have placed a bench under its branches where I can sit in the shade, often unnoticed by birds and little creatures. Today I was treated to fantastic arial displays as speckled wood butterflies flew in circles around each other. I'm not sure if it was a friendly or fighting display. They seem to like our garden, one of the few to have trees. Increasingly neighbours gardens are disappearing under conservatories, decking and designer plants that don't offer anything useful to the wildlife.
As I have been recovering, my thoughts have very much been on planning for the future. Moving back out into the country and having space around us. I want to grow a lot more food, plant an orchard, have a wildlife area. Yes big plans, and buying anywhere in Cornwall is not cheap so it is not going to be easy to achieve, but it will be exciting trying to make it happen. We used to live out in the 'wilds' when it was just us. We rented 'winter lets' that we would never be able to buy, but enjoyed the experience of living there for a few short months before moving on again. My OH grew up on a farm with a pet pig and driving tractors before he was legally old enough to drive a car. It is a hard life, but one we would like to embrace.
The sweetcorn has belatedly sprung into life
Bit by bit I am becoming more mobile, it takes me until mid morning feel more comfortable. The nights are horrible, I feel like a beached whale as I struggle to get up to go to the loo. I am sleeping sitting up which apparently makes me snore loudly! I am also walking around very slowly. I look like Mrs Overall from Acorn Antiques, for those not familiar here she is, enjoy!
I have really enjoyed having more time to catch up with your blogs, in-between falling asleep and dribbling on the sofa.
Wishing you all a wonderful day