Two things causing me to (momentarily) lose the power of speech.
Most of my daughter's class were confirmed last week. We aren't catholic which is a blessing, as it has saved us hundreds of pounds in clothing and presents for first holy communions and confirmations.
Now what would you consider appropriate for an 11 year old to wear to a religious ceremony?
This is what one of my daughter's classmates wore - 'a really short skirt, a tiara and high heels, and ..........she came in a limousine'
My husband has been cutting down the ivy and other plants that are growing over our shared fence. He is no gardener, a fact he spectacularly demonstrated when he pointed to this plant....
.....and said 'Is this a bramble?'
Today is the 25th -the day I show you pictures of The Quince Tree.
Here she is this June.
Leafy and green.
If you look closely you can spot Charlie to the left of the tree -he's bending over cutting down raspberries.
There are plenty of fruit quietly swelling among those big leaves.
Charlie found a nest among the ivy. Fortunately not in use.