Fake is better because real dies

How can you tell when winter is over and spring officially starts in England?

I’ll tell you how. It turns bloody cold. The sun goes to sleep. You might even see pretty little snowflakes drifting in the air before a hail shower starts pouring down. (Although that depends which part of England you live in. This time last year, severe weather warnings were issued for snow storms in northwest England.)

And you break out the winter clothing you’d already packed away weeks ago.

 

Sheylara is cold

 

And the daffodils that sprang up in the final weeks of winter start to die.

 

Dead daffodils

 

Don’t you love it when seasons do as they’re advertised?

In other news, things are moving forward. Piers finally agreed that we’d done enough work on the flat. It’s time to sell it so we can buy our new home!

Yesterday, he made appointments with four estate agents to come and value the flat. Then he came home after work and decided to rip up part of the toilet flooring (I really don’t know what he was doing; I was busy cooking dinner) as well as paint the toilet cistern.

I don’t know if its just him, or are all Englishmen crazy like that?

 

Silly Piers

 

Anyway, our flat’s looking good now. The agents said on the phone that our area is in high demand so it shouldn’t take too long to move. Yay!

You might remember me mentioning that Piers and I are rubbish at keeping plants and flowers alive. We bought this decorative plant about a month ago:

 

Decorative plant

 

It didn’t fare very well under our care.

 

Dead plant

 

In the end, I decided to just buy fake plants. They look good enough and I never have to water them and they never get all slimy and disgusting or dry and flaky. IS THAT NOT JUST AWESOME?!

 

You never need to water me!
Snowdrops

 

I will never get all slimy and mouldy!
Tulips

 

I will never die!
Orchids

 

My lovelies! I have a weakness for white flowers. They make me feel calm and happy. I love them so much I want to hug them to sleep! But that would be rather uncomfortable.

Okay, that’s enough blogging. I want to get back to my games! Yeah, as if I haven’t got enough things to do with my life, I’ve bought South Park: The Stick of Truth (PC) and The Bard’s Tale (iPad). Oh dear.

Know someone who'd enjoy this post? Share it!
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

5 thoughts on “Fake is better because real dies

  1. I’m with you. But after awhile u have to throw away or clean the fake ones too :). Love simple white flowers.

  2. @Sheylara: That South Park game is a gem. I’m still waiting for it to be released on X360 locally, if at all:P. Anyway, I quite like the flower pics, they’re pretty, almost like still life paintings, but they also remind me of those stock pictures you find in photo frames…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *