Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Letter from home

'It has been a quiet week in Lake Woebegon' and also at Hepworth Towers.

I've made gooseberry jam, and blackcurrant jam

photo by Liz McGregor

realised that if you top and tail gooseberries while watching Grace and Frankie it kills the boredom;

discussed with Dave the idea of updating the kitchen; 


sat in the garden and planned the next novel;

Relished the latest review of my new book EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW YOU

Picked sweet peas:

I have two patches of sweet peas. Same amount of sunshine and rain, same batch of home-grown seedlings, different soil. These pictures could be sent as an illustration to the new Minister of Education about the development of children.

And lastly, I tried out a new 'craft' activity with Zoe for our next refugee hospitality day...decorating chrome barrettes (hair clips) with various kinds of bling, because that's what a lot of the punters like. (It amuses me hugely that Quakers and bling seem to be such a contradictory conjunction.)


Helen said...

Busy! I love sweet peas. Thought of Dave (or rather Sol) last night while on a walk. Husband's ears perked up and he announced: "That sounds like a reciprocating mower." There followed much craning of neck and then a satisfied "Yes it is. Thought so."

Sue Hepworth said...

That is VERY funny! Do you mind if I use it in a novel?

Helen said...

No, please do! We'd be flattered

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you! I will acknowledge you of course.