I've complained before about this corner near our flat, which is always piled high with garbage bags. Literally, always. Doesn't matter whether it's trash collection day or not. I was amused to see this week that another equally annoyed person dubbed it the "Crap Corner." So true!
Well, the book delivery changes that I wrote about yesterday aren't happening after all. I walked in to work prepared to make an argument that we should stick with the original plan, and to my surprise my co-workers all seemed to agree. So for now, the middle school librarian will still take the books to the kids and I won't have to deal with them. (Much.)
I'm now writing all the parents whose children are no longer enrolled but who still have library books, to try to get those books back. We'll see how productive that is. Some of them have responded saying they intend to return the items, but others aren't even in London any longer. More than a few items have inevitably gone walking.
This was my after-work project yesterday -- planting foxglove seeds! I've never tried planting them in the summer, but apparently if they start growing now they may bloom next year. I'm a little late, actually -- August is the ideal time -- but we'll see what happens.
See the tray in the foreground labeled "Peter"? He's one of my co-workers, and I gave him some foxgloves last year which he planted in his garden. They bloomed and I suggested he harvest and plant the seeds. He brought me a bunch of empty pods in a granola bag and said he was disappointed because all the seeds appeared to be gone. But when I looked I found tons of them -- it's just that they're so tiny they're easily overlooked. I planted them and hopefully I can surprise him with some baby plants from his very own seeds.
I should charge a germination fee!