At least the carrots are good

carrotsEr, gosh. Wow. Can it really be that long since I last updated this blog?

Dear, oh dear. I’ve not gone a month without posting since I started this nonsense four years ago. I guess circumstances must really be as difficult as they’ve felt. I won’t bore you with the details.

Anyway, I’ve actually been to the plot and dug up some veg. Carrots, my reliable standby, have been excellent this year. We’ve had buckets and buckets of ’em. A welcome consequence of the rain that otherwise ruined our summer (shame about the chickweed, which has run rampant in the wet).

Fountain in front of National Museum of Modern Art, RomeOne nice thing: I’m just back from Rome, one of my favourite places EVAH. Spent three days simply walking… and walking. Really the most wonderful city in the world: beautiful, exciting, stimulating, moving. I’m footsore, but delighted.

Just the one disappointment: couldn’t get into the Galleria Borghese, so missed the ticklesome statue of Pauline Bonaparte, posed from life as she reclined, Venus-like and semi-naked, on a divan. When asked how she could possibly have posed naked, she replied: “Oh it wasn’t cold. There was a stove in the room.”

Love it that she’s still embarrassing her wretched brother all these centuries later.

5 Responses to “At least the carrots are good”

  1. Simon Says:

    Great photo’. I thought you were posing in front of a 1.8m tracking antenna in typical Italian style. It turns out to be a big birdbath, right?

  2. Soilman Says:

    Hi Kevin

    I hate swede and turnip, so not them… but I usually grow leeks and cabbage. Failed this year, because time and tide have been against me.

    PS Environmesh really, really works. It’s just a massive pain pulling it on and off all the time.

  3. Christina Says:

    Rome! In Rome we walked more than we ever knew possible, especially when we got lost on the far side of the river. It was wonderful.

  4. Soilman Says:

    Sorry, Kevin, never grown them!

  5. Tanya Walton Says:

    I wish some of that rain had come our way…still not dug up my carrots yet…maybe today!