Friday, 20 May 2011

Good Luck Jenny ! Fingers crossed for nice weather Sunday !!

My garden pictured above at lunchtime today [ click to enlarge ]-and yes it was pouring down with rain ! See post below-blogger is playing tricks on me tonight and my photographs will not download in the right order-sorry ! does anybody else ever have the same problem ?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about a wonderful lady called Jenny Green, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2009 - Jenny aims to raise money for MND research by travelling in her tramper from the Notre Dam cathedral Paris to the Cutty Sark in Greewich London, She is hoping to cover around 50km a day-She writes ......
It is finally happening ! the dog and house sitters have arrived -our nice big trailer isn`t big any more with 2 trampers , a bike and a camp bed on board not to mention all the gear that needs fitting into our car-wet and dry clothes, spare batteries for vehicles ,cameras and videos plus [I love this !] all the babe stuff a girl has to carry with her and only ever uses half of it -sound familiar ? hmm.
Wishing you lots of luck Jenny-I hope everything goes smoothly for you and take care x
Jenny is pictured[ wearing her band ] in the above photograph on her tramper . Her adventures start on Sunday, you can follow her journey by reading her blog at jennygreenchallenge.wordpress.com/

It has rained nearly all day today-great for ducks -not so good for gardeners like me ! My garden open day is this Sunday and I`am itching to get out in the garden to finish off all of those little jobs that need doing- Invites have been delivered -Eggs have been dropped off with the promise of baking to be done by an army of family, friends and neighbours !! Thank you to all of you- You`re are all superstars ! xx I never thought I`d get through my "to do " list - but boxes are slowly getting ticked off-banners have been made , plants potted up, labelled and priced for our plant sale and my vintage nick nacks washed and priced ! [ well , a lot of stuff has been in storage ] raffle ticket books bought , float sorted , raffle prizes sorted , hedges trimmed , beds weeded , bunting washed and ironed , flowers bought for the tea tables , greenhouse glass repaired and fitted [thank you hubby ] and tidied- gaps filled with bedding plants , climbers trimmed and secured , tables and gazebo delivered [ thanks Tim ] all ready for the big day ! All we need now is nice weather- Please send good vibes our way for Sunday !! I took this photo at lunchtime today- it was pouring down !! and yes !-thats my dressing gown that I left out in the rain , oops .

Finally , I would just like to say a huge thank you- to the lovely Rhian Waller who works at our local newspaper The Journal , and who always gives us a fabulous write up in the paper on all our MND events we really appreciate it Rhian-thank you !!

7 comments:

Terry said...

My goodness, what a to-do list! You have been busy. Your garden is so lush and lovely! What kind of shrub is that on the left with all the pretty blue flowers?

Janet said...

Hi Terry ! that a ceanothus-nearly lost it to a hard frost as you can see its just about recovered

John Gray said...

i will bring some duck eggs down for you to sell tomorrow

Diane said...

Sending good vibes - I think you will have a great time. xxx

Janet said...

Thank you !x

Jim said...

Janet, hope it went well today and you raised a ton of $.
Question, in the first photo....what is that blue flowered shrub? Lilac, maybe?
jim

Janet said...

Hi Jim ! thank you ! the shrub is a ceanothus. x