I know three weeks to be apart is nothing in the scheme of things but I really do miss my other half terribly. There have been a few lonely nights and tears, but for the most part I’ve been keeping myself busy visiting his family, gardening, working, doing ancestry research and yesterday I even took a trip to London with the family history society to KEW archives.
The worst part about him being away is that he isn’t allowed to use his phone this time; I miss that kind voice, telling him all about my day and hearing about his, I miss sharing our mishaps and our laughter. I miss everything about him. Luckily I have a romance going with a little island called England to tide me over until I’m back in his arms.
I am, as always, still enamored with the beauty of England. With it’s winsome moss freckled roofs, unending daffodils and thatched cottages on winding roads. And the nostalgic traditions of an era gone by.
Milk delivered to your door – England pulls out all the stops.
I’ve also been taking advantage of some of the warmer weather and planted some vegetable seeds (green and yellow zucchini/courgette, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes and purple haze carrots). They have been enjoying their perch on the sunlit window sill and will be moving outside soon.
I have always loved watching things grow, and I can’t wait to pick some veggies off the vine this summer. There’s something satisfying about cooking with something you’ve grown yourself. Or is that just me?
Are you planning on growing anything this year?
British Words/Phrases of the Day:
on your bike: go away
You’ve been sent to Coventry: I’m ignoring you (was that the wind blowing?)
piss wrapped: soaking wet from the rain
hanging out my hoop: (what I find is quite a rude way to say you’re) exhausted
Why are you getting funny? Why are you getting upset/angry?
Is there a fire drill? A jeer often heard collectively shouted in football stadiums when the fans from one team begin to leave and head to the pub, when they realize it’s unlikely their team will win.
getting on my goat: getting on my nerves
Wind your neck in: watch it (What you say when someone’s giving you attitude, often prefaced with “oi!”)
A picnic short of a sandwich: not very clever
Out on the lash: out drinking
wind up merchant: someone who teases
winds me up: gets under my skin