Enjoying the Garden and “Spot It Again” by Delphine Chedru

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Dearest Sultana

What a beautiful Friday morning we have today. Especially after two days of heavy rain.

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I am having my morning coffee in the garden with June, it is a little windy but the sunshine is keeping us nice and warm. I will soon have to start preparing my garden for the summer, but I think it’s still a little too early at the moment. We’ve just experienced a cold snap and there could be another one of those before the weather truly improves.

In the meantime, here are some of my plants. The feijoas are showing some promising new growth, lavender blooming wildly. I love my lavender, they came with the house and last year I was so frustrated with their unshapely growth I cut them right down. Wasn’t sure if they would be able to grow again but to my utter delight they did and there’s a nice bush of them now.

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I’ve got some fragrant freesia too, such a delight. And the goldfish swimming happily in their big pot.

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Oh, and I found some Kumquat. I’ve never tried these before, they came with the house and didn’t fruit last year. I’m looking forward to trying them out when they are ripe.

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We happened upon this book while browsing the children’s section in the library

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Spot it Again by Delphine Chedru

I had to mention this book because my girls had so much fun with it. It is a variation on the “I spy” theme which is a great favourite in our family. It’s got 50s style colours and very simple repetitive geometric designs with little creatures hiding in them. It’s brilliant, highly recommended. We are going to be looking for the first of this series, “Spot It”

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