When I planted my sweet peas 10 days ago I watered them, popped a sandwich bag over the pot, (good to use as a propagator), placed them on the windowsill and left them to it. Today the plastic bag came off and here they are, looking strong and healthy. I will probably thin them out and plant them up sometime next week and they'll stay indoors then until the weather becomes warmer.
I picked up 2 bunches of daffodils from Lidl and they're opening up to reveal a lovely orange centre. I think they might be called Jetfire but there are so many types of daffodil I wouldn't like to put money on it.
There was no soup left for lunch today so I made an open sandwich of feta cheese salad. Delicious, even if I do say so myself.
The district nurse and cancer nurse both came out to see Tom today. His pressure sore is giving him some jip and he's been sitting on a swimming ring to give him some relief. Trouble is it keeps going down, because obviously that's not what it's made for. He can be a stubborn old mule though and it's taken Mark a couple of weeks to persuade him that he needs to order a proper pressure ring. We could easily have gone out and bought one for him but without his say so, he'd have made a point of not using it. Hopefully it will be here in the next couple of days and then he'll be more comfortable.
Mark was there when the cancer nurse came and Tom asked her about the cannabis oil. I had visions of her saying 'give it a go' and us having to do dodgy dealings on a backstreet corner, but Mark said she managed to get across to him in a very nice way that it wouldn't be a miracle cure for him. Instead she steered him onto the much safer topic of daycare and she's booking him in for a weekly day session at the hospice. He'll get picked up, have his breakfast, be able to talk to other people, join in with whatever activities are on, discuss things with the professionals, have his dinner and be brought home again. I think he'll enjoy it. He likes a bit of TLC and as much as we're there for him, at the end of the day not having his wife with him while he's going through all this must be hard.