I love violets, as you may have guessed from my blog title! As a child I was addicted to violet cremes which I could get at the old fashioned newsagents in my home town, and I was delighted to find them at the new chocolate shop which opened here a couple of years back.
However I really adore violet flowers, they are hard to find but heavenly when you do. Imagine my delight the first spring in this house when I was wandering in the garden and spotted not one type of violet but several I don’t know the name of any of them, but we have a large violet plant in the wooded part of our garden.
And these really beautiful white violets, which don’t have much scent but are really pretty.
But the plants pop up everywhere in the grass, in the boarders, in the wooded areas. They make me smile every year and for me really give me a sense that winter is over.
A bit late, but as I have lots of time on my hands now I can blog for England!
My baby girl turned 5 at the beginning of March, it seems literally moments ago from when I gave birth to her – scary! One of my friends made this beautiful cake for her and she had a wonderful time with her friends ‘recreating’ our house. How can 6 five year olds create such a mess? Anyway here is a picture of the cake, I was so pleased with it 🙂
Since spring started, our beloved Betty has been waking up at 5am ::SIGH:: Bless her, she can’t help it but it’s getting a bit much 🙁
Anyway if nothing else it’s giving me some thinking time to consider my future. I finally finished at my old job last week and never one to let grass grow under my feet, I’m thinking about what to do next.
At the moment I’m torn, I worked out how much I’d need to earn if I went back to work full time and in Cambridge. It’s the largest town near where we live and where all the IT work is concentrated. Between having to buy and extra car and paying for more childcare for Miss L and tax, it was an amount I can’t possibly earn!
So I think I was right all those months ago to consider having my own business, I just can’t decide which route to go. Online store, IT Tuition, Affiliate site – maybe all three to make ends meet?
Happy Easter everyone! We don’t often get snow in East Anglia so it was a treat to wake up to this today
Miss L was ecstatic to see the snow and we had to be outside as soon as we could, bless her she played in it all morning with Betty and Paul making snowmen.
They were very proud of the end result 🙂