January 25, 2006

I have just learnt to love a hyacinth

I have not had the most scintillating of days. I have been in bed with a stomach bug and unfortunately discovered that you can only play the sympathy card so many times before it loses its potency.

Having asked for hot water with just a dash of lemon juice and demanded that my pillows be replumped one too many times I have pretty much been left to my own devices.

In this state of thumb-twiddling boredom (obviously I'm far too ill to get any work done…) I looked properly at the hyacinth on my desk that my mother very kindly bought me for Christmas. It's really pretty and smells incredible, particularly when I first come into the room. I'm not usually very good with plants so I am very proud that this one isn't brown and crackly yet.

It's thriving so much in fact that it needed supporting with a stick (found it in Jephson Gardens, who needs a garden centre?). Apparently pink hyacinths are associated with playfulness. Now you know.

Right. That's about all I can possibly say about hyacinths. It looks like yet another opportunity to alleviate boredom has been exhausted. Spider solitaire here I come…

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  1. Jess

    "Apparently pink hyacinths are associated with playfulness"

    Is that why you insisted on poking me with the stick the entire way home from Jephson Gardens? I tell you, it's not playfulness, it's bullying!

    Yes, I am working. I'm not faffing. Feel better soon xxx

    25 Jan 2006, 21:44

  2. Its very pretty :-) Stomach ache is nasty :/ Hope you're soon feeling better.

    26 Jan 2006, 06:37

  3. Thank you! Feeling much better now. I really must try to find something else to whinge about…

    Incidentally, I measured my hyancinth the other day and it is over half a metre tall! Maybe this is some sort of record.

    I wonder if I should just get over this hyacinth obsession?

    27 Jan 2006, 13:49

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