Spring Has Come!

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September marks the beginning of Spring in the southern hemisphere. We have had a very wet winter in Western Australia so I’ve been a bit late planting out annuals, but the petunia seedlings above, Dreams White, have been planted under the lime tree in the front courtyard. They have settled in well and are growing.

These violas are in the portico so I have to take them in and out but once they are in bloom they last for months.

We are off on another trip in a few weeks so have begun collecting books. My pile is on the left. I’ve been sick in bed for two days this week, so raided my pile and read Janine Marsh’s My Good Life In France. Really enjoyed it. She has a blog, too and talks about moving to France, buying property, renovating, dealing with bureaucracy, eating, travelling and generally enjoying every aspect of “La Belle France”. A good read.

Kirstie Clements,  author of The Vogue Factor, rose from the reception desk at Australian Vogue to the Editor’s chair. This is an account of that journey. Along the way she meets famous designers and celebrities, visits exotic places, becomes the mother of twins and learns everything there is to know about publishing an iconic fashion magazine. I’m really enjoying it.

Hanna’s daughter is my new book club book, so I have only read the blurb on the back. I only got it this afternoon. Let me know if you’ve read it and tell me what you thought!

Gathering the ingredients to make Coriander Beef Curry. It was very good and lasted two meals. Aromatic with layers of flavour, we will make it again.

Went out to pick some lettuce and found them eaten to the soil. Not happy and not sure what has eaten them. Our limes are growing well and taste very good. I’ve begun planting tomatoes. Picking spinach, chilies and spring onions.

Today is Concussion Awareness Day. Concussion can be a serious issue, usually happens during sport and can have serious repercussions. The best treatment is to rest but if someone loses consciousness, even for a moment, you need to seek medical advice.

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