The sunshine is always welcome in Scotland but doesn't always show itself in these parts very often. When it does there is the obligatory scramble for some kind of clothing which will show a little flesh in the vain hope we will turn our skin from a cold shade of blue to a passable grey tone! I use "we" instead of I as I know I'm not the only one sitting in the garden doing this today. Don't worry not too much flesh was on show, the legs remained hidden and I switched from a long-sleeved cardigan to a 3/4 sleeved one - summer may finally be here, ha ha.
I took time out for a cup of tea (how much of this post is stereotypically British by the way - cups of tea and weather chat, sorry), and had a seat out in the back garden with my husband Danny before deciding to stuff my four work in progress wing-a-me-jigs in the sun. Promptly my huge bag of stuffing and poor, hollow, flopsy bears were taken outdoors along with my blue exposed arms and I got to work.
This photograph is Danny's work in progress. Lettuce, spinach, courgettes, chives and rosemary planted in the cold frame and sprouting away quite nicely. At least we will be eating our greens this summer.....although I don't think I have it in me to tuck into as many courgettes as I did last year, (they seemed to over-run the allotment and there was a period of a couple of months when it was courgette city around this house).
My works in progress were stuffed, sewn up and completed in the sunshine but taken inside quite quickly to avoid sunburned arms and noses :)