I haven't blogged all week. After last week's nosy parker incident I was feeling a bit stressed, then I was not feeling well so I haven't done much apart from reading, pottering about in the garden in between squally showers and adding a few comments to other people's blog posts.
The TT Festival ended on Saturday; the final Senior Race was moved from Friday due to the horrible weather conditions. The fans seemed to have enjoyed themselves, although there were several fatal accidents during the two weeks of racing which is something that always causes much controversy. Motorcycle racing is a very dangerous sport but I suppose the competitors accept that level of risk and still want to take part. It is very hard, though, for those left behind, and for the emergency services and marshals who deal with the aftermath. Generally the overall atmosphere amongst the visitors and locals is one of high spirits and fun, but this year saw some very stupid incidents, most likely caused by a "letting off of steam" after the events of the past two years.
I have been letting off steam in my own way too. I splashed out on some deep red geranium and yellow/gold french marigold seedlings which I have potted up to go alongside my multicoloured violas and nemesias. What was that? Colour matching??? Oops.