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Though I’ve primarily spent the last few days languishing either in bed or on the sofa, doing battle with a very unwelcome bout of tonsillitis, I have tried (perhaps not hard enough) to enjoy the past day or so of sunshine just a little.
I’ve felt a strange mismatch between my mood and the blazing sunshine; I’ve mostly wanted to hide away under a blanket, emerging only for toast, soup, or a hot bath.
But I picked up this rather adorable little herb kit from Ikea recently and it looked like something I could handle, given both my heinous lack of green thumbs and also my general recent malaise……
Just so’s you know, folks, FRÖER means SEEDS.
I’m a sucker for a herb kit, and since I’m such a sucker it’s a good job this kit only cost £2. It’s also pretty much idiot-proof. There are dehydrated soil ‘pellets’ and the seeds come in the form of a paper disc that you lay on top of the soil, then cover with a final wee layer.
I’m not really into fresh mint (mojitos are urghhhhhh, long live Long Island iced tea, I will fight you) so I used a few rosemary seeds I had lying around. I also found I had some soil leftover so I planted up some rocket.
PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR THESE POOR SEEDLINGS! THEY ARE NOT IN THE BEST OF HANDS!
When I first moved into this house in late 2014 I had grand plans for the garden. I bought a sort-of raised bed, and I planted lots of garlic and onion bulbs in there. I make no secret of the shameful truth: that I have let the garden degenerate into a hideous miniature Jurassic Park. But guess what I found today, poking out of the ungodly loamy mess that was one a neat raised bed?
As you can see, Vulpe investigated. She thinks this may be young garlic, but in any case, it’s going in a victory salad. THE VICTORY OF SUCCESS.
Another cheerer-upper for me during these plague days was the early arrival of an order I made with the uh-MAZING Chiaralascura shop. I love their designs so much I just kind of want to explode. Vegan unicorn pooping out vegetables? *ASPLODE*
These guys are amazing and I really recommend supporting them. I don’t think it gets more vegan than this!
After 5 days of more or less constant confinement I am SO READY to get back to the office tomorrow. I still have one swollen tonsil that just won’t quit, but if I don’t get out soon I’ll be performing an auto-tonsillectomy so it’s probably for the best.
I sure hope you are having a swell week and have managed to enjoy a bit of sunshine!