La Chatte Gitane (or The Gypsy Cat) was the name we chose for our cottage in France. We chose it while on the road, moving home, from Ireland to France with 2 dogs and 7 cats in the car.
This blog began its insignificant life as a recipe book for friends and family who would ask me repeatedly for a recipe of this, that and the other.
Since then it has taken many different directions, like gypsies tend to do. Sometimes making a U-turn and revisiting familiar roads and taking a break when necessary.
You'll find recipes here, but also musings about the places we've called home, the gardens that we've established, not always successfully, the homes we've improved and the environments we've lived in. Currently, that is back in Ireland.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Seeds, Glorious Seeds
They finally arrived last week. But not before writing an email of complaint on why they were taking so long. I ordered, like I've done many times, from The Organic Gardening Catalogue, early in February. After a while I was getting a little concerned that my order hadn't arrived. So I went to check the progress of my order on the website, only to notice that nothing had happened from the date of ordering onward. It said : processing. I left it at that and went to check again a few days later and they were still processing.
They replied to my email to apologise and my order would be out withing the week. True. My seeds arrived three days later.
Today, my mum and I will get ourselves organised and get started with sowing indoors. The tomatoes, chillies, peppers and the like should have been in already.
Don't you just love all sachets of seeds ? I know I do and I'm almost afraid to break the seal and wreck 'the look' of them.