Thursday, 14 February 2013

Views from my Land

Happy Valentine's Day from the Land of the (sometimes tearful) Strawberries! Who was St Valentine anyway? Was he renowned for love and appreciation, or just hijacked by the makers of cards and the growers of flowers.
I went to the, recently and nationally bemoaned, supermarket last night to buy washing-up liquid, and could not believe the rank and file of men, young to old, standing defeated in front of the card display.  They were, to a man, standing with hunched shoulders and grey expressions, staring helplessly at the plethora of love. I hope the respective loved ones will have appreciated their effort!
This is categorically the very last time that you will see this mess in the back garden. Next week is half-term and our new phase of decluttering will be extending outside.
This is the first time that I am showing you the view from the front window. You can just make out a For Sale sign. It will soon be utterly lost when the cherry tree wakens from winter slumber, but it's very much a new landmark for us this week! It arrived yesterday, so Jane's Window Views will be a useful tool for counting how much time it will take for Strawberry Land to up stalks and move who knows where! Well, not too far, we hope.


Jane and Chris said...

Several very exciting things for me in this post.
1)sunshine 2) green growing things
3)I see yellow flowers outside (whoop whoop).
4) We're all going to be treated to new views...sometime soon...maybe not too far distant.
Jane x

Elizabethd said...

Oh, that is exciting. A move? I guess you will miss the cherry tree.

Pom Pom said...

I hope it all goes well, smoothly, and happily! I will pray for sunshine during half term.

quilterliz said...

G'day. Lovely photos. Good luck with selling and the move. Hope it all goes really well for you. Take care. Liz...

Catherine said...

Yes please, sunshine would be most useful to the strawberry contingent!! Oh how sad..all the hunching..It's really not meant to be so hard! Well captured on the pancake flipping front. All the best for the coming weeks. Much love Catherine x0x0x

The dB family said...

I love your yard -- mess and all! It speaks of children and home. I felt like I was playing "I Spy" trying to find the for sale sign.


Kezzie said...

OOOH, SUNSHINE!! That's really sad about all the men standing there like that! SOmeone should start up workshops for men in local areas on how to make Valentines cards (in fact, I pondered doing a workshop myself at my church one year!) so they can avoid that panic!