Happy May Day to you.
According to an old Irish tradition … there should be flowers at my doorstep.
People used to leave a wee mat of flowers at doorsteps to mark the day.
Coco and I have woken a little tired as we had a late night … tell you about that a later.
Sunny Funny Garden was a wonderful as always.
Children turned up and we planted salad leaves and repotted tomato plants … Daragh did them … well done mate.
Coco gets to play as long as she stays on her long line … which she often gets tangled in … and I love how the kids take care of her.
At one point she had wrapped herself and the line around a bunch of bushes and it took me and Aoife and Hannah to get her free … thanks kids.
All the photos were taken by the kids … I believe that they should have the power to choose the way the Sunny Funny is documented … and they take great photos … and they love having a turn at the camera.
They are all wonderful children and I totally enjoy their company … it’s also a delight to have another adult there … the unphotographable Janice … camera shy she be.
After Sunny Funny I was preparing a roast chicken and vegetables for myself and William when there was a knock on the door … it was Mags.
She said ‘ it’s too sunny an evening to be outside … why don’t we have a barbque?’
Famous last words.
I brought out the roast dinner and all 3 of us had a feast.
Then Mags said ‘ let’s put up the pergola I bought the other day’
We took about 10 minutes to put it up … which I think is a new world record for anything that’s flat pack … thanks William.
So … there we were … just the 3 of us (and about 5 dogs) … chatting away … when … not 1 … not 2 …. not 3 … not 5 … but 6 people arrived out of nowhere over the next hour or so.
Is there some kind of bat radar that goes off every time Mags, William and me decide to sit outside?
Anyway … we had a lovely evening chatting under our new pergola … with solar lanterns … my bamboo trees … and a fair bit of red wine … thanks Mags for the wine … will replace it soon.
The dogs had a ball and Coco was just delighted to be playing with the pack … and she came back when I called her.
Both of us are a bit tired today … it’s raining outside … think I’ll loll.
I send you big wishes for a happy long weekend … and a sunny May.