Friday, 1 February 2008

Just half a glass of wine, please...


...to celebrate 100 posts. Okay, they are between this blog and Geranium Cat's Bookshelf, but it still feels like a small achievement. And I'll still wondering whether to consolidate into one blog, but worried that if I do, it will place somehow constraints on what I say. Can I be bookish (well, as much as I am anyway) and still maunder on about dogs and chickens? And the weather, which may feature rather too frequently anyway. Oh and food, of course. This is the place where I muse on the things that make life comfortable, and as the weather (there it is again) improves I shall be thinking about what herbs and vegetables to plant this year and living in fear of the Ivor the Tractor getting stuck in the paddock.

I shall decide after Easter when I have a little more time - life gets pretty busy at this time of year with a 3-day conference to organise in April, as well as all the more mundane bits of my job. Not sure how much I will manage to post during this time - I can get pretty snowed under - and I may have to choose between posting and reading other people's blogs. Alternate weeks, perhaps. After all, people seemed to manage to post while filling Christmas orders (I'm thinking of people like Jane at Books, Mud and Compost here) - surely I can do it while juggling room bookings and audiovisual aids. What's a son for, if not for transforming conference abstracts into an attractive booklet?

All this reminds me that I haven't done anything about the seed order yet - I shall be sitting up in bed with a gardening catalogue tonight, weighing the advantages of gold tomatoes over red ones.

11 comments:

Hannah Velten said...

Congratulations on your 100th blog - hope there are another 100 to look forward to!

GeraniumCat said...

Thank you, Hannah. I'll do my best.

elizabethm said...

Congratulations and keep blogging! I have just done my seed order and did grow yellow tomatoes last year - didn't think the flavour was as good as my usual varieties (gardener's delight and ailsa craig) and this year am trying a beefsteak one as well, Favoryt.

Table Talk said...

Congratulations. And when you've finished your seed order can you pop down here and help me decide what to out in a very wet and shady border. Almost everything I tired last year rotted away. I'm no gardener, I'm afraid.

GeraniumCat said...

Elizabeth, thanks. I grew some golden ones last year that were a disappointment, not nearly as good as the previous year's, which came from the garden centre - I don't think they were the variety they claimed to be. More research needed I think.

TT, wet and shady is better than dry and shady! If you would like to email me a picture of the border and tell me what you've tried I might be able to make some suggestions.

Malc said...

I'm blundering my way through my seed order. No idea what I'm doing really. Last year it was for clay soil and 'normal' conditions in Shropshire, this year a windswept island off the north coast of Scotland. You can't beat a challenge.

I'm a bit disappointed with yellow tomatoes as well. I've stuck with tried and trusted varieties in the last couple of years.

Congratulations on the century, hope the innings goes on to be a really big one.

BooksPlease said...

Congratulations on your posting. I'm very happy to read about books, gardening and weather all in one blog - but any way you decide is fine, I enjoy your blogs. I just wish I had the same enthusiasm for gardening as you. I love the idea but find whatever I try it just never works out right and I get disappointed. I suspect I need to get out in the garden more than I do to see the results I would like.

Rob Clack said...

Did you see that the RHS published an article in Garden magazine about a cherry tomato trial?

I have given you an award. Please wear fancy dress when you come to collect it.

GeraniumCat said...

Malc, I've got to drag myself away from my internet connection because I'm tired and hungry, and I won't be online until Tuesday, but then I'm coming right over to read your blog, I want to know all about the pigs and chickens. I used to have family in Wick.

Rob, I'm going to check out the RHS article, and I'm honoured by the award. Thank you. I shall come and collect on Tuesday. I'm being chased out of my office now.

Booksplease, gardening is no fun if you don't enjoy it!

Nan - said...

Congratulations from a new reader. I'm happy reading both your blogs! I know just what you mean - mine is one of those blogs that isn't 'about' one thing. I think about a garden blogger who stops by and finds Virginia Woolf; or a book blogger who gets a recipe. :<)

GeraniumCat said...

Nan, I really enjoy the variety in your blog, and your photos.