After the weekend's snowy disappointment, I thought I'd do a happy post to make up for it. So, without further ado, these are some of my (current) favourite things:
I found this sitcom on Netflix on Sunday. Or, rather, Netflix displayed it prominently on the home page and I got suckered in by it. I watched the little preview (with the sound off - always with the sound off) and thought I saw Ugly Betty. I kept watching and, yes, there was America Ferrera along with a very attractive Pretty Boy (Ben Feldman), so of course I was going to watch it. Well, a few minutes of the first episode, anyway...
It was joyful! I couldn't stop at the first episode, and now I'm halfway through season 2! I hadn't realised how much I really needed something light-hearted and entertaining to lift me out of the lockdown doldrums. I urge any of you who may be feeling a little (or a lot) glum to find something fun to watch or do (I have also watched a couple of French & Saunders episodes, and 13 Going on 30 starring the delightful Jennifer Garner and adorably handsome Mark Ruffalo).
These two swans are still mooching about in the field by the reservoir up the road (last seen at the end of December, here). They're clearly in love - just look at them making 💗s with their necks.
Bulbs & rhizomes - the promise of summer:
I popped into the garden centre after my walk this afternoon to get some horse manure (and Jellyatrics), but was almost immediately distracted by a cunningly placed display of summer bulbs and rhizomes. That Starfish Iris (Ferraria crispa) couldn't jump into my hands quick enough. And it was shortly followed by the spider lily and bearded iris "Burgemeister". I'm not sure where I'm going to plant them (they'll be resting in the garage until April) - probably a pot on the paysho?
In related news, I had a surprise on Tuesday when my
hot* surly postman thrust a bulging package of seed through my flap! I was quite overcome. It turned out to be a most unexpected, but delightful selection of seeds from a certain Delargo Madam. It looks like my summer is going to be filled with luxuriant growth!
* He's let himself go somewhat this year - I blame the pandemic - with some extra weight and questionable choices regarding winter wear. Still, I have noticed a rather attractive binman...