And it’s May, so about time for a new post! We’ve been so busy these last few weeks gardening and travelling, that posting took a little bit of a back-seat. In our own garden in the Netherlands there was quite a bit of pruning to do. It’s a little scary once you’re done, as it looks rather bleak with all the branches gone. But it’s incredible to see how quickly things grow back and fill out again.
With having such extreme heat early on in the year a lot of the young plants had a tough time, especially as they had to make do without the shadow that the freshly pruned trees normally provide. We’ve been kept busy watering all the plants, and luckily they’ve all survived.
In March Sietske travelled to the UK to stay in Jacob and A’s lovely cottage, cat-sitting their sweet cats Neko and Mira for a week whilst the guys were travelling in Spain. The plan was to take lots of photos in the beautiful city of York and surroundings, but unfortunately the weather was terrible. Lashing rain and strong gusts of wind forced her to stay indoors mainly, as outdoors she could hardly take any photos. But staying indoors wasn’t all that bad as it’s such a cosy home to be in.
Whilst writing this post I just realise how much has happened these last few weeks. After Coos and A travelled to Spain, they briefly went back to the UK, to then visit us here in the Netherlands. We celebrated my birthday here, which was really lovely – having all four of us in the house. It was a wonderful holiday and we had fantastic weather, giving us the opportunity to go out for bike rides. But we’ve also done some work, as Coos painted the front of our home. The new lick of paint makes it look as good as new again! In our next post we’ll be sharing some photos of that too.
Geertruida & Sietske