Thanks for all your great comments for my last blog – You've obviously missed Toby!
I've been off since Gem Day and been spending a little time in my garden – as I write I'm nursing an aching back – nothing serious but I can't help it – I love DIY and Gardening and having a go myself.
I know I should've had a delivery of one of those giant bags of slate chips rather than load and unload 21 smaller bags into and out of my wife's car, then barrow them into the back garden? I did draw the line at treefelling – this time!
I got a local firm to remove a 60ft Cypress tree – I did remove it's twin a couple of years ago with the aid of a scaffold tower and my brother-in-law – it took about 5 times longer (as I don't have a chainsaw) and about 20 trips to the recycling plant to get rid of it (thought of burning it on our open fire but unfortunately it spits too much). I also started jet washing – big mistake! As once you clean 1 paving slab you just have to do the rest then, brickwork, then the Conservatory, then fencing, then… you get the picture.
It's not about being tight, no honestly! It's just that I like to do jobs myself, if and more importantly whilst I can! I am better than I used to be at getting the professionals in – Mrs F has been trying for 27 years but she feels she has only just turned the corner with me!! Don't worry the house isn't about to fall down – I'm quite good at knowing my limitations and generally know when it's time to call in a Pro.
Other than that not much to report from home, (apart from a large crack in the side wall… only kidding!!)
I've got a great line up of shows this week at The Q. Highlights include 2 shows each of Peony flowers and Yankee Candles and I'm launching a lovely TSV Bridge Camera from Panasonic on Friday evening and a wonderful TSV offering from Whetman Pinks with Richard J on Sunday night into Monday.
I've included another Caption Competition "just for fun" and although Toby's not involved, I'm sure there'll be some great suggestions!
So please get involved!
Until next time,