A few of you may have noticed that it has been unusually quiet here recently. I know I'm not a prolific blogger, but even for me, it's been quiet. We've been away globe-trotting and whilst I had scheduled a few posts, I managed to mess one up totally whilst checking if it was OK ! Thanks for all your comments,which I did read, but there wasn't a lot of time to do much replying.
So where have we been? Well we did a tour of Vietnam, then as we were nearly there, we popped over to Perth to stay with friends for a week. We had a great holiday, and the time flew by, but it is really good to be back home. Dogs, a decent cup of tea, and my own bed! Unfortunately the journey home is very long and tiring, but I'm sure my body will work it all out soon! And I promise I won't show you all of the 1500 + photos we took, but I do have some interesting stuff, honest!
Back home, we have hopefully missed the worst of the weather, although a cold snap and snow are forecast for the end of this week. I did manage to get out onto the garden for an hour yesterday, tidying and a bit of pruning. I also found a trough of spring bulbs in the greenhouse that I had forgotten all about. They are just struggling through, and should be in full bloom soon
The mad tomato woman is off again I'm afraid. This year I have sewn 4 seeds of each of 6 types of tomato, but I am only planning to plant 18 plants outside and maybe two in the greenhouse. This will be a vast improvement on the 42 plants from 2 years ago, which earned me the title of mad tomato woman, and 28 last year.
I have also managed to get into my sewing room for a short half an hour, during which I tidied up the mess I left, sorted out what I have to do in March, and made a start on this months Sew Euro-bee-an blocks.
Whilst I was away, I celebrated my birthday. I started the day in Ho Chi Min city. I was minding my own business eating my breakfast (fortunately facing towards the wall!) when the most awful music came over the speakers, and a very full breakfast room all sang happy birthday to me, and the staff presented me with a birthday cake! A nice thought but totally embarrassing. We were leaving Vietnam that day, so lunch was taken in Singapore (airport) and a late G & T was drunk in Perth. Three countries and two continents on my birthday! International jet-setter me!
I also missed my second blogiversary before I left, and in way of a celebration, there may be a small giveaway planned. I'm not sure what yet, but watch this space!
Right then, I'm off now to do some czech homework, then maybe a little sewing. I'll be back soon with some photos of the holiday, I promise.....