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A bug is eating my spinach leaves!

A bug is eating my spinach leaves … but more about that later.

Late visits and a continued blogging streak

I’m late in visiting all your wonderful Weekend Coffee Shares. I started work this week and have less time to dedicate to blogging. So far I’ve managed to make WordPress happy by blogging every day. I wonder for how long they’ll congratulate me on my blogging streak?

A bug is eating my spinach leaves!

On another point. I’ve been wondering which small bug is creating lacework out of the spinach and tomato plant leaves. Today I caught the culprit in the act but I don’t know what the name of this bug is. I know some of you are avid gardeners, so if anyone knows, please let me know. I’ve sprayed the plants with soapy water and the aphids are under control but these little critters keep coming back. They look ladybug like but aren’t ladybugs.

A bug is eating my spinach leaves!
This little critter is eating my spinach leaves
©2020 Regina Martins

Cooler weather

The weather has cooled down a bit. It’s quite a relief in a sense. It rained the whole day yesterday but today it was dry. It might rain later or tomorrow. Our garden is happy and the new grass seeds are yielding grass already, the shoots thin and green. What is a bonus is that we don’t need to water our garden when it rains.


We picked more tomatoes today – a few big ones and a whole punnet of cocktail tomatoes. I’m adamant that this year we pick them when they’re just short of ripe to ensure that we eat most of them instead of the birds. It’s bad enough that the doves and the weavers steal the cat pellets! Next to the bananas, the tomatoes ripen rather well. And speaking of bananas, I’ve not been able to get fresh ones for two weeks now. I’ve still got some frozen which are great for smoothies. Perhaps this week the shop will have replenished their supply.

Well, that’s it for today. It’s been a house and home kind of post. Have a wonderful day!

Well, That Didn’t Really Work Out, Did It? – Vol. 1

The title of this post is referring to my beautiful intention of participating in the once a year, April A-Z Blogging Challenge. I even had the topics for each letter worked out.

Then Covid19 lockdown happened and things went up in a ball of smoke.

Pivoting and Reading

The company I work for had to rapidly pivot to convert all face-to-face training and coaching to online offerings. I had little time for anything else. Easter weekend came and all I felt like doing was nothing. Well, not exactly nothing, but reading. All I did was read.

Social Media

I’ve scaled back on social media in the last year. I still have the accounts, and occasionally check into them. The only one I actively post to is Instagram, where I have been mini-blogging.

Home Office

I love my home office. I’ve had to ‘juje’ it up a bit for Zoom you see.


I live on Zoom, it’s so tiring. But I still have a job, and for that I’m grateful.

I dress up for delivering training, I do my hair and make-up. But I still wear wooly socks and slippers. No one needs to know right? My feet need to be warm and comfortable to be happy.

Lying on the Grass

As soon as my last Zoom session of the day is over I run outside to lie on the grass for a bit, let the sun touch my face before it drops below the roof of my neighbour’s house.

.PHP Frustration

Godaddy still has my blog on older servers and trying to update the PHP version is so frustrating. Looking for the right help file is like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are no email addresses that I could find to send them a message. A call to the support centre was my last resort – they’re having some sort of outage so my wait was 43 minutes! Not a chance would I wait this long for help! So here I sit, and still, my site is on an older version of PHP. Grrrrr….