Tuesday, 29 November 2011

This and That

The amount of free time since finishing Uni is taking some getting used to, as is being able to get stuff done guilt free without Uni assessments in the back of my mind. Friday saw a night out with my Uni class mates to celebrate completion of our degree. It was nice seeing everyone one last time before we all head our separate ways.
My documents are posted off, so registration as a nurse is not far off, it's scary and exciting all at the same time, getting out into the real world putting all that theory into practice, and finally getting paid for it.

I've recently started a Pinterest account (Zar Anne), and my gosh is it addictive. There is so much crafty, gardening, baking and home inspiration out there. My 'to make' list has tripled as has my shopping list.

With the big move looming ever closer I've began digging up and potting a few garden plants to make the relocation with us, rhubarb, garlic chives, avocados and lemon grass.

The rhubarb, which I wasn't sure how it would handle being dug out of the garden, really surprised me, within a couple of days it had a new leaf sprouting and it now looks like this just over a week after being potted up. At this rate we'll be harvesting before the new year.

Also on the gardening front the avocado plants are doing well. After getting off to a slow start when transplanted from their germination place in the compost pile, they are now looking healthy and sprouting new leaves.

Our cat Tilly is back to her normal self after our other cat went missing. She went through a bit of a grieving phase with lots of pacing the house and meowing, calling for her friend I guess. She is quite enjoying the packing process now and all the cardboard box cubbies it provides.

And just a little reminder that tomorrow is your last chance to enter my little give-away which includes a splash of yellow bunting, vintage tea towels and a personalised wall hanging. I'll draw the winner on Thursday.



  1. That must be so exciting finishing your degree and putting it to use! Your cats a cutie, have fun with the packing process.

  2. I keep trying to grow avocado seeds into trees but somebody always throws out the mouldy seed in a glass before it sprouts. The germination in compost may be a more practical route. Good luck with the move!

  3. Oooh yes I've been pinning too. What fun! Enjoy your free time before you embark on the next phase of your journey. Exciting times ahead for you...

  4. Ah, I remember the relief that comes with finishing Uni..congrats to you :)

    Pinning is rather addictive isn't it? Though I am getting better at managing the amount of time I spend on there.


  5. Hi Zara, well you have been busy! Now I'm not sure if you know this but Avocado grown from seed can take up to 10 years to bear fruit, if it will bear fruit at all and the fruit is often not the same fruit as the one the seed originated from. if that makes sense.

  6. CONGRATULATION! finishing uni might just be one of the best things ever! haha! what a relief! do you have a job lined up?

    your little potted garden looks great!

    Kel x

  7. Wow Zara!!! All of your transplanting looks awesome... I love how quickly the rhubarb has bounced back - half your luck! I can taste the rhubarb pie now.. :)

  8. Congratulations on finishing your degree Zara!! It's such a nice feeling to have everything handed in and knowing that after all that hard work done you'll be working soon. Enjoy being on holidays. x


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