A new to me bedding plant is calibrachoa which looks like a mini petunia and comes in a delicious range of colours. This is 'scarlet' peeping throught the fence.
Artists among you may enjoy reading Robert Genn's twice-weekly letter. Today he writes about the appealing idea of trying an odyssey - a mini odyssey of a few hours or a year long odyssey across a continent! You choose....see it here
I also enjoy reading Jane Brocket's blog when she writes about gallery visits and places to go in London (see Capital Cakes). Today she describes a hectic sounding chase around the Tate Galleries. She is also a Master of Wine and has a new blog devoted to the subject here Very readable. I plan to try some of her recommendations as I really like wine but know very little about it. I recently chose a bottle on the strength of its amusing label (not advised by Jane Brocket I suspect). It was called 'Le Froglet' and on the simple label was a tiny frog - I thought it would make the recipient smile, which it did, but I have not yet heard whether it was good to drink! Must try it myself....it was from M&S. Many of the wines Jane Brocket recommends are from supermarkets and are inexpensive.
I shall do some serious wine tasting this summer and report back....Join me?