It really is the first day of the holidays now, properly the first day, because normally at this time I would be looking through my planning and getting a good idea for a game or other resource that hadn't occurred to be before so madly trying to get it all ready in time! I do that - it annoys the life out of me at times, but some of my best ideas come at the last minute. I wish they arrived just a little bit earlier.
So - today. No idea what I am going to do, I note that snow (SNOW!!!!???? Eeeek) is predicted for Wednesday, so I may make the most of the fine weather and do some garden stuff while I can. There's bits and bobs that need tidying up, I want to move some snowdrops to the front, plant some pot bulbs that were beautiful indoors and which can now go into the garden to enjoy for many a Spring to come and dig out some old stuff that is woody and leggy and just too old, including both my purple sage plants. I don't need two - they were put in for the foliage, when I had the garden redone and very nice they were too, but they're old and have to go. There's also a very leggy lavender at the front that could do with replacing. It's umpteen years old, huge and, again, past its best. The trouble with a small garden is that after a while things just get out of proportion!
I also have to think quite seriously about where I want all my pots to go. I have the willow planter thingy which can't stay by the shed as it's in the shade but which can't go where it would look best because that's where I put the tomatoes. I've got to decide where it should go before I add the soil because once the soil/compost is in I won't be able to move it. I know what I am planing in there - lettuce, carrots and radishes one row each two or three weeks. There's enough length for three sowings of each, which should avoid too much of a glut, I hope.
I need to make a list of plants to get really, although it is encouraging how much is coming up: one aquilegia hasn't come up for years and years but this year, up it popped. Such a shame I planted something over it, thinking that it had died!
I hope the predicted snow doesn't kill stuff . . .