My man is home at the moment for a whole month which has been so incredibly wonderful. We are getting lots done around the house and in the backyard:
My tomatoes have also come out in the past two weeks and I’ve been running outside every morning to see their progress. Yesterday I discovered that my Zucchini/Courgette plant that I thought was dead has three teeny, tiny Zucchini’s growing on it!
We picked up a couple rose bushes and some purple flowers for the garden, and finally got our railway sleepers today to line the garden with! Spent the afternoon staining them together :).
We also picked up a couple badminton rackets and have had tons of fun rallying in the garden. I learned that they call birdie’s “shuttlecock’s” here. We’ve lost 3 to the hedge already.
Other highlights in the week have been visiting family, watching The Secret Garden, doing some baking, and I attended my first car boot sale (where a bunch of people park cars in a field and sell things out of them). It was chaos! There must have been 500 people there.
I picked up a pot for my sunflower and a little toy double decker bus to send to my nephew back home.
And then there was the Newmarket Races; we had a lovely day getting all dressed up, drinking wine and placing little bets. I lost my 7£ but my better half won 80£. I finally got to wear my derby hat that my man bought me for my birthday :).
British Words/Phrases of the Day:
Get in!: Yes!
Could do: We could do that
Have done: I’ve done that
Strimmer: weed wacker
Lorry: transport truck
Duvet: comforter (My man thinks I’m weird for calling it a comforter :p)
Railway sleeper: railroad tie
What have you been up to lately? Are any of these strange British words new to you? What’s your favourite British word? 🙂