A night away

Jack and I went away for a night. It was nice!
We went to the most idyllic nursery in the world: check out their summer house - makes me feel all wistful.
I clocked a new Euphorbia - not seen that sort before. And Jack treated me to some herbs for the window sill . . . in fact Jack treated me to everything, because all my money is tied up in the shop at the moment. I'm the real deal now. I've only ever been arts graduate style broke before: the kind of broke where you go out to complain about how expensive everything is - then order the scallops. Right now though, everything is on lock down: I'm scrimping big time. Thank heavens for that man of mine - what a gent.
He even treated us to some new cushions (junk shop find of course). The pattern reminds me of Josef Frank (a little).

Herby summer

I'm trying to grow and use more herbs these days - and I've got to tell you about Sorrel because I think it might be the best one. It's really lemony and fresh: it tastes a lot like the colour green might. I have two sorts on my sill and I've been bungin' it in with salads and chopping it up with yoghurt to have with potatoes and last night we had loads of it in a fish pie. It's really good. Next I think I would like to use it to make a pudding.
Broad leaf sorrel and French sorrel.

 Next on the list is chervil - any recommendations?

Shhh . . .

I'm coming back here.
Don't tell anyone. I made that snazzy website and it's going really well and I think I have to use it for real, businessy stuff. So I'm coming back to this blog for other doings: for jabbering and ranting and using words like knob and, heck, maybe even fuck.
See you again soon.


Here it is chumlies.  photo P8103582_zps11af9f35.jpgThis post isn't just to show you this damned nifty picture . . .
It's to tell you that I've made a dirty great . . . stinkin' . . . show-off . . . website. And you can look at it here: www.jowaterhouse.com
And this blog will be moving over there from now - it's pretty nice, the comments format is all efficient and chatty and the layout is good. I hope you'll still like visiting.
It's proper scary telling you folks and I don't think it's finished yet but if I waited for it to be finished before I showed you it might never happen.
So there you go.
Tell me what you think.

A new friend and it's friends

Here is the last friend in the gang - it's a turtoise. It's a characterful small beast, all lollop and bibble-bobble with it's tiny limbs. photo P82042002_zps8245c308.jpgI will photograph it better soon - it's got quite a glorious undercarriage. I've been a bit busy in my nest stuffing and sewing. With only the radio for company. photo P8274380_zps5d239b07.jpgSoon they're all going into a Designers Makers pop-up on Colombia Road. Where I think they'll fit in rather well. photo P8194137_zps5074b97b.jpgAll those cuddly folk lying around comatose on my sofa: it's like an exotic, underwater opium den.
So there you go - a triptych. Very good.