I got up quite early to see Mateo before he went off for his last day at school. He's staying at a friend's house tonight so I won't see him until tomorrow. I'm glad he's going out to have some fun with his friends. After the less than perfect start to the new school year, he's adapted really well and although school's not his favourite place at all, he has let slip one or two comments to the effect that he likes his friends and most of his teachers - and that he thinks he will really enjoy next year....
I have been out to take a few photos of the garden. It's looking a little less jungle-like but there's still plenty to do. FR is tireless in tackling jobs and now I've finished teaching, I guess I shall have to buckle down and get my hands dirty a bit more.
|These stunning plants are a member of the garlic family - and smell like it too! They had to stay outside!|
|The vine is growing beautifully now after a little set back when we had snow in May...|
|FR's rustic wall behind which we have sunflowers, peppers, watermelon and courgettes growing.|
|One of my 20 sunflower plants.|
|Originally thought to be cherry - this little pear tree has lots of fruit on it now|
|We thought we might be able to eat the artichokes, but they'd been wild a bit too long..|
|However, they have redeemed themselves by these beautiful flowers!|
|Plenty of shade now - Ikea curtains coming in very useful - another FR invention...|
And Casa Rosales is living up to its name - we have had lots of roses! Here are a few...
Seems like the right place to celebrate my birthday.