No doubt because of the lack of cloud cover, albeit much colder, Martin was able once more to tackle the patio paving project in bright sunshine this morning.
Having mixed his cement on the back drive he wheeled each load
down to the patio, smoothed it, and laid the slabs on it.
His pattern was soon beginning to shape up.
In the meantime Jackie and I took a short forest drive after shopping at Tesco.
Ponies were once more in evidence on the moorland at East Boldre.
This one was practicing their technique of flattening unwanted bracken in order to reach the grass beneath.
A sharp shower put a temporary stop to Martin’s work this afternoon, but at least we were able to see its colour when wet.
Contrary to appearances, our friend does not spend time texting friends. His pattern is worked out on his home computer.
He has transferred it to his phone to which he refers while placing the jigsaw parts because his printer doesn’t work. If he sends me an e-mail of the pattern I will be able to print it – mine currently produces incorrect colours, but for his purposes that won’t matter.
This evening we dined on smoked haddock cheese-centred fish cakes, Jackie’s piquant cauliflower cheese, and peas, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Valle Central Reserva Privado Syrah 2021.