Le Déjeuner Sur L’herbe

I spent the whole morning foiling a suspected banking scam. This involved several phone calls, listening to long stretches of Muzak, and struggling with a Scots accent on a bad line. Don’t ask. I couldn’t bear to go through it again. This afternoon I reeled up the Gazebo Path to join Jackie who had spentContinue reading “Le Déjeuner Sur L’herbe”

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Sections of my head need tweaking I attempted to manage two of them this morning. Neither was particularly straightforward. A certain amount of nasal congestion appears to have blocked my left ear. I had made a non-urgent appointment with my GP for this morning. She informed meContinue reading “Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong”

Our Industrial Past

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. I forgot to mention yesterday that when I returned home I found that my cheque from Laithwaite’s had been delivered. The Félicité Perpétue rose in the front garden has been sending thorny tentacles across the drive. This morning I restrained them with green wire. Alongside the marguerites that accompanyContinue reading “Our Industrial Past”

Our First Open Day

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR ENLARGEMENT. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Last night I had several attempts at photographing Jackie’s garden solar lights. She had one preference; I had another. Only the brave need indicate their favourite. Knowing the weather would soon change, I took advantage of the early sunshine to wander around the garden and take a fewContinue reading “Our First Open Day”

The Shed In Situ

This morning, whilst Jackie went shopping, I wandered around the garden waiting for delivery of the garden shed. Now that the pink roses on the front trellis have died back, their places have been taken by clematis Mrs N Thompson, honeysuckle, calibrachoa in a hanging basket, and two varieties of trailing nasturtium. A marbled whiteContinue reading “The Shed In Situ”

A Nation Uncomfortable With Being Ahead

Today, just as humid, was slightly cooler and breezier, which was just as well, because we made a start on clearing the Head Gardener’s work area to make room for the shed to be delivered in two days time. First, Jackie needed to plant the rest of her prolific purchases, so I took a walkContinue reading “A Nation Uncomfortable With Being Ahead”