Friday, 10 July 2009


I feel guilty not having spent more time outside this week. Especially as the stunning Laura Ashley Sweetpeas have come into their own.

Beaujolias, said the seed packet. Beautiful burgundy, like velvet with a shocking violet centre. Colours squeezed as if straight from the paint tube.

I feel like I should be staring at them constantly. Taking in every burst of colour and the desperation of the tendrils, winding around whatever they can find.

I'm a sweet pea fan girl.

cut off twin flowers and placed them, as a surprise, on boyfriend's bedside. In our salvaged glass vase next to his Cambridge Alumni Magazine we can watch them even if it rains.

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