Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

April 1st - 15th 2011

Friday 1st April - Poppylanders Presentation, BBC Radio Norfolk, Launching the Fishing Boats and White Horse Beer Festival

Presentations are not something I am comfortable with, so when I was asked if I could give a talk on ‘My Website’ to the Poppylanders, a new ladies group in Overstrand, it was decision time. Did I politely decline or ‘face my demons’; I chose the latter – see my diary entry for 16th November 2010. Postponed from the original date in February to 29th March, to enable the group to raise funds for the Macmillan Nurses, I had plenty of time to prepare. However, with my website continually evolving it has not been until the past few weeks that I had been able to put together the slides on Powerpoint. Such a welcoming and enthusiastic group of ladies, I was soon put at my ease and judging by the complementary comments which followed my talk, the presentation was well received – phew!

We sat eating breakfast in the conservatory the other morning listening to BBC Radio Norfolk and had to laugh at this little bit of trivia. The distance between your wrist and the inside of your elbow (termed woble – elbow in reverse) was claimed to be the same length as your foot. It has been a long, long time since I have been able to pull my feet up at this angle and before anyone starts to put themselves out of joint, the easiest way to prove the theory is to use a slipper or shoe and surprisingly, in my case, the theory is correct…… I did say it was a bit of trivia!

Sunday and time to mow the lawns followed by Peter sewing parsnip, spring onion and carrot seeds, while I pricked out some tomato and lettuce seedlings. The last of the leeks and parsnips have been dug leaving the purple sprouting, which is providing us with good pickings a couple of times a week and the perpetual spinach, cut down to ground level a couple of weeks ago, will be ready to start picking in the next day or so. I am keeping an eye on our new Walnut tree which has yet to show signs of leaves but then the ones on the perimeter of the car park at Groveland are still at the bud stage. A couple of Fuchsia bushes and a Japonica are all showing new growth from the base; I was beginning to wonder if they had survived, after the pre-Christmas sub-zero temperatures; overall the garden is looking good with plenty of colour.

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