I worked from home today :: yes more snow and gale force winds :: and this little african violet caught my eye as I tapped away on my laptop. I hadn't noticed it had flowered already.
My grandmother kept african violets on the window sill of her dining room. I always remember her dining room to be a place filled with sunshine and it overlooked the tiny garden of her terrace house. It's one of the few memories I have of her home, we only got to see her during the short time we lived in the UK and the occasion we visited on holiday.
I used to talk to her on the phone about once a month and it seemed that every time I called she was always "doing the washing up and a smoking a weed" (woodbine cigarette). I think it was the only time she smoked. :-)
She lived to be 88, loved to watch the "Town" (Ipswich Town) play and was sharp as a tack right up until the last time I spoke to her.
She's been gone will over 10 years now, she was a wonderful Grandma and I smile when I think about her. My african violets will always remind me of her
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a lovely weekend.......