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Hurrah for bank holiday weekends! It's been a mostly quiet one so far, lazy, mudding, babysitting and even some gardening today.

Friday, got home to find G.G. had finished resealing the seeping kitchen roof, and had made a start on Redoing the Patio, by taking up the existing one. After some discussion, decided he should take away the hedge where it runs along the driveway, so I could have Moar Patio without destroying the herb/flower patch.
Then headed home for a nice relaxing evening of not doing much, to prepare for helping out at newphew's 5th birthday party the next day.

Sat., however, recieved a reprieve an ended up not in a hall full of 5 yr old boys, but babysitting adorable baby new nephew, as we figuted that would probably be better for him than being stuck in the middle of the chaos. So, spent the afternoon peering into the pram to see if he was still asleep, while pottering around doing stuff about the house for Mum.

Baby D. slept the whole time, best babysitting ever! Then the rest of the family came home from teh party so spent the afternoon running about the garden with older niece & nephew before heading home.

Got back here to discover hedge GONE. All gone. The kitchen gets much more light, but it is v. disconcerting being able to see out onto the street from there now. There is a fence going in to replace it, but it is v. odd!

Today, in between downpours, I finally tackled the lawn - with a strimmer, since it was too long AND wet to use the lawnmower. Hopefully this week will be drier so I can get it cut properly! also did windowboxes with new flowers, repotted some of the plants in the kitchen AND bought a sprouting kit to grow (or try growing) tasty beansprouts all of my own! I feel v. accomplished. The rest of the evening will involved dinner, lovely fizzy wine and sofa. Yay for bank holidays!

Hedge/Patio Before (a couple of years before ;p)

And Now!

And one more, to show my epic struggle with the meadow lawn ;)

Tomorrow I may tackle some of the mess on the inside of the house. Maybe.

Date: 2009-05-03 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kanaalzahir.livejournal.com
I hear your pain with the lawn... luckily for me I got away with "baby fell asleep on me" so Mr Kana was out there with it today :P

Date: 2009-05-03 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hellison.livejournal.com
heh, they do have their uses ;) It's been so wet here there hasn't been a chance to cut it - I had to time it between downpours today to get the strimmer over it!


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