Wednesday, June 24, 2009








Gareth's garden in Wales.


Have been very fortunate this past week to be able to sleep until 10 am in the mornings.

It has been brilliant and of course I am hoping this will carry on for a long time.

The other thing that has been wonderful is not waking up shrieking with pain like I was doing before.

Maybe the gentle warm weather we have been having is good for me, notice when it got alot hotter I was having a hard time unless the fan was on and directed at me.

Would so love to live somewhere that had mild good weather all year around think it would be very good for me.

I guess could take it hotter as long as I could acclimatize and it would be constant temperature.

Oh well that is not here so have to enjoy this while it is summertime and keep the sun alive in my memory for when the cold days come back.

Find often get a touch sad just after mid summer when I realise that is us at the top of summer, the shortest night.

Now we are counting down to the longest night of the year.

But first we have a couple of beautiful summer months ahead of us, two months to enjoy.

Really looking forward to several people visiting such as beautiful Darren who should be here next month.

Angela will be over for a week in August and in September my cousin Katrin, from France will visit.

Be nice to see them all especially Angela, she wanted to visit here alot more than just one visit last September but sadly her mum fell and broke her pelvis.

It took months for it to begin to heal and alot of time and effort on Angela's part to get support organised so her mum could go home again.

Had great news from Gareth when he was here recently, that he and Paul are also over for a week in September, which is the best news.

So nice visits to look forward to as well as small pleasures like the tamarind balls that Richie is making right now.

Hope they will be very hot and peppery just like Trinidadian Tamarind balls, almost can not wait!

Wow nice and hot just like 1ike Trini Tamarind Balls.

9 comments:

Jen said...

Enjoy the visits, Herrad. I have a couple of family reunions this summer. My mother-in-law passed almost a couple of years ago, so she will be missed for my husband's in July. My dad is having one around here in July too.

Looks like CD's (?) hanging from a line in one of the garden pictures. Not sure, but it looks pretty cool.

It's STILL raining here...sigh

Lucy said...

Hi Herrad, I know for sure that heat is a MS patients enemy. If my son got to hot he simply could not raise his arms, even to punch open the code to open the door to his Apartment. Sounds like you have something to look forward to. Company!!! That is great. I am happy you accepted the award. It took some serious thought on my part, but for any MS patient, they deserve more than an award plus you take beautiful pictures and I love your pics of the dogs. Hope your day is as good as it can be.

awb said...

I love the garden pictures, and I am going to have to look up Tamarind Balls to see what goes in them! Enjoy the nice weather, and sleeping in.

Andy

Stephany said...

I hope Richie takes a photo of the Tamarind treats! (((HUGS)))

Herrad said...

Hi Jen,

That is a shame that it is raining there hope it improves soon.

Yes they are cd's they keep the birds off.

Hi Lucy,
Lovely finding your comment just now.

You are right about the heat it is a killer, shame as I used to love it.

Have to think hard about who to pass the award onto.

Hi Andy,

The tamarind balls are mainly ramarind and sugar and hot pepper to tatse or no pepper if that is prefered.

Hi Stephany,

Will try and remember to ask when he gets back from taking the dogs out.

Hope we have not eaten them all already.

Have a good afternoon/evening.
Love,
Herrad

Charisa said...

Beautiful garden pics! Thanks for sharing.

Herrad said...

Hi Charisa,

Lovely to see your comment hope you are do0ing well and winning lots of races.

Love,

Herrad

Lover of Life/ Nancy said...

Hmmm never tried tamarind balls. Tell us what they are like, Herrad. They are served hot?

The garden is definitely blooming!

I love having company, too. Mine will be here in August and maybe my daughter in July.

Rain said...

I know you like it hot!!! :)
I love Gareth's cd-rom line! I'm very pleased that you're sleeping well Herrad! I do hope it keeps up! I missed you again today...things are very busy with me lately, I can't seem to find my rhythm yet!!! Hope you had lots of tamarind balls and a nice evening!!!
xx