May has been a month of holidays, three bank holidays as well as Mick taking a bit off time off work.The 1st of May was May Day, an ancient European festival marking the beginning of summer. It became a bank holiday here in the UK in 1978 but the celebration of this day goes back over two thousand years. We had an extra bank holiday this year a week later in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III. Mick decided that he'd take the Tuesday to Friday off work between these two bank holidays to give him an extra long holiday.
The first bank holiday was spent doing what many others were doing too, looking around garden centres and Plant Buying. Since then we've bought more plants and they're all now safely tucked up in the border. It's just a case of waiting for them to grow and fill out, but it should look very nice once they do. I also love having pots filled with plants in the garden, most of these are new but we brought one or two of them with us when we moved. These are just some of the things I'm growing in pots.
It was the coronation of King Charles III on the 6th of May. I watched it all unfold on TV, which was probably the best place to see all the action, especially as there was a lot of rain in London, though of course the atmosphere isn't quite the same when you're watching at home. It was a fantastic day though, the ancient traditions alongside the pomp and pageantry was quite the spectacle to watch. Mick and Daniel were playing cricket so we had our own little celebration the following day. Daniel and Jasmine, and Eleanor and Jacob joined us for a little tea party and we watched bits of the Coronation Concert which was being televised from Windsor Castle.
I've read three books this month.