Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A la Wisteria (or Hysteria) Lane?

I felt as if I had moved into Wisteria Lane. It was like a scene from Desperate Housewives, sans the white picket fences. There we were, in our front driveway, ploughing and planting some seeds in the stretch of land we had. I sensed curtains being pulled aside and eyes peering through the lace.

In moments, an old Pakistani woman came from behind us, and offered us her fork! Indeed, it was a blessing as it would help us work more efficiently. I passed it on to Abang Z to work on his side of the patch. Three minutes later, the old woman came back. She had limited English vocabulary so by only uttering the word "this" several times, she demonstrated how the fork should be used for maximum results. See, what did I tell you about those eyes behind the curtains? :)

We've moved in for slightly more than a month. With help from friends and the children, I have finally managed to sort out our things. The twins have helped me fix minor repairs at home using their dad's tools. I'm still waiting for the landlord to fix the doors (one fell on one of the boys' heads resulting in a rush to the hospital the following day). Otherwise, we're doing not too bad I reckon! Alhamdulillah...

10 comments:

Kak Teh said...

D, to a certain extent, we too have curtain twitchers. But i think, it is good cos when we are away, they report back to us, who came knocking, who left what parcels.
Must come and look at tyr new garden.

Raden Galoh said...

The eyes peeking are friendly eyes...and they approach you with one intention extending the silaturrahim...and enrich your life ahead.

photos...photos... i want to see the garden dearest sis... :)

hugs.

Oldstock said...

Salam D,

It is a good sign that your neighbours is extending help even when they have limited vocabulary. Pretty soon you'll get to know them better.

You have not told us what you're planting. Veggies or flowers? Hope the garden will grow and bloom.

D said...

Kak Teh,
yes... the curtain twitchers can be a great help indeed!

RG,
Of course, these people are friendly. The garden became an excuse to break the ice. :) Photos? Bbbbbut the flowers haven't bloomed (I chose late summer flowers). Besides, it's hardly a garden; just a long stretch of land 2' x 12'.

Oldstock,
Oh, the children chose what to plant and some I got from a dear friend who has a beautiful English garden! We have Dwarf Carnations, Petunias, Snapdragons (antirrhinums), Strawberries, broad beans and some I don't quite know their names yet.

anggerik merah said...

I am already visualising flowers blooming from yr garden... Oh dear..I miss the fun doing it when I was in Edin.

Zek Zek said...

eddie brit ada tak kat situ??

I wish for a wisteria lane type of neighbourhood. Er..the environment minus the weird neighbours. Heheheh.

Madam Markonah said...

Alhamdulillah, adjusting well eh? Hope your son is ok.

zonaku said...

D,
thousand apology for not browsing through your blog for ages....

all the best for your family...

and also, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

wish you all the happiness in the world and Allah blessing.

sure your fantastic 4 will come up with something for u. enjoy!

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

You could probably sue the landlord. I mean a door falling off - that's dangerous.

lil Happy me! said...

Salam,

And you have settled into the new place. That's good news! Put a badge of pix for us to peep too...