Each year in September I spend too much money on tulip bulbs, so this is my contribution to Pantry Violets for May. Thank you for noticing Oolie and Taylor and Jone that my voice has been rather quiet, but the day job of children has stopped all personal creativity. Have just drunk rather too much beer knowing that this weekend I must embrace large numbers of muddy boys and a party for my soon to be 7 year old. However, my 4 year old fell asleep in my arms today and I must remember that this moments are sparse now and that soon they will be repulsed not only by my skin but the mere sight of me! And then my creativity will be without barriers. The intrigue of British politics however has kept me on my seat and my mind active- maybe we have at last come of age and although the english parties have yet to realise democracy might just be about negotiation and not winner takes all. Loving all your blogs I do look most days and it keeps me sane. Next month we can say "Off to Briancon, hooray".