Wednesday, April 1

What a busy day!

Today I joined the gym! Yes, that is right, it's no April Fool, I actually joined the gym. It's a ladies only gym and body toning studio, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My back is giving me a bit of grief right now, but it will just have to get used to this exercise. It's not overly strenuous, but I can build up the amount I do and which gym equipment I use. I came out of there feeling really 'tight' LOL. Hopefully I will be able to go twice a week and within a month there should be a good inch loss. Fingers crossed.

I must have got the adrenaline going because when I got back from collecting Isabelle from Nursery, I started on the garden. Well the sun was out and it was nice and warm and the weeds were yelling.. 'look at us, aren't we big'. So I've weeded the patio and flower beds and pruned the virginia creeper which is like a triffid. It took me all afternoon by the time I swept it all up. But it looks a lot nicer now and tidy.

Isabelle wasn't too happy when she got bitten by a red ant. I don't know how to get rid of them. There seems to be a huge red ants nest under the grassed bit at the back. I must have upset them trampling all over it while I was pruning the triffid. I did that last year and they bit me all over my legs and it really was quite painful. Not as painful as Isabelle's screams implied. Talk about ear piercing! Thank god for anthisan (magic cream).

I even managed to get my camera out into the garden and took a couple of shots. The first one is of some Celandines growing near the pond. I know they're weeds, but they're such a lovely yellow. If you click and view the photograph large, you can see the detail in the stamens.

This second shot is my Aubretia. The flowers are really quite small, but all bunched together as they are, makes them look lovely.

Seems like spring has officially sprung at last!