Sunday, February 11, 2007
It's All Amy Stewart's Fault!
Last month there was a sale on so I went shopping. I'm an avid reader so I was on the look out for some books. And what did I find among other things? A book called "Basilicum en rode rozen" that literally translates as Basil and Red Roses. Doesn't ring a bell? Well, the writer is Amy Stewart and the original title of this book is From the Ground Up. It's a book about a garden, I'm a gardener, 'nuff said!
Bought the book for only 4.50 euros, which was a very good buy as the normal price is 16.35 euros. So I was a happy little camper and with my new book firmly clutched in my hand I went on my merry way home. Little did I know what was in store for me.
Late that night I decided to have a look at the book before I went to sleep. Browse a bit, read the first chapter maybe, something like that. Well, that didn't work out well because I read the book in one go in about 2 1/2 hours flat as I couldn't put it down.
The next morning, a little bleary eyed because of sleep deprivation, I decided to visit Amy's site at www.amystewart.com to see what that was all about. And it went all pear shaped from then on. I found Amy's site, I found Garden Rant, then I found all the links to all these garden blogs and before I knew it, I was hooked. After reading dozens of lovely garden blogs I decided that I wanted one too.
So here I am, spending hours and hours every day on creating my own blog and reading those of others. I get hardly any sleep, have very little time for eating and other such frivolities, I neglect my friends and even worse, my garden, my eyes are burning from staring too long at the computer screen, I'm a mess, a complete and utter wreck and all that because of one little book. Thanks Amy! No, really! :-)
Whan that the month of May
Is comen, and that I here the foules singe,
And that the floures ginnen for to springe,
Farwel my book and my devocioun!