March 1 - Greek Drachma bank notes are exchangeable for Euro until this time.
April 9 - Sophie, my daughter, is 13 - how's that possible!
June 6 - Second and last solar transit of the planet Venus of this century; the next pair is predicted to occur in 2117 and 2125
2012 is also Someverdana, claimed to be a year of spiritual transformation (or apocalypse) - something to really look forward to. End of the world? My money's on 12th Deccember.
But far more important is WorldPride, a "...world-wide phenomenon and in 2012 the party is coming to London for a 2 two-week long event, with the final parade set to take place on 7 July. WorldPride is a festival promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues on a global scale and is expected to attract over one million visitors from around the world." I'll be there...
Oh yeah, and it's a leap year too.
If you know of any other stuff happening this year, keep it to yourself 'cos quite frankly, I don't care...
Well, hasn't the weather been kind? Oh yes it has. When you're a gardener it really matters that you can just carry on regardless and I for one have done as much. I have loads of pictures to upload - 30 in all - so I think I'll do it in two hits.
Last Autumn I collected a serious amount of apples from gardens across Herts & Bucks and have so far managed to produce 20 bottles of apple wine.
|Chateau de Murray 2011 - cheeky lil'number, quite citrussy, but|
I think it hits the spot!
Been working on Pat's paving for weeks now, but should finish the bulk next week. Here are some pictures, I'm quite proud of of the work actually...
|It's been hard work, but work that had to be done because of the loose slabs. I have been concerned for a while about Brian falling over.|
|Doesn't look that bad does it? Burnt nose and foul|
smell of burnt nostril hair. But it resulted in the below.
I have become obsessed with snowdrops. They are fantastically early this year, I have been amazed at the numbers and here are some at Rebecca's in Quainton, Bucks:
|I particularly like this picture, probably because I got quite wet laying on me tummy taking it. What one does for art eh?|
Happy gardening campers!