Jardins de Guidelou

Sunday 13 June – The Repair Shop

It was never my intention to only blog fortnightly although it has fallen that way in the last month or so. The previous reason was that I had perhaps not made so much progress, this time it was more that, as confinement is being eased, last Sunday we had a large social event to remind…

New garage workbench

Sunday 30 May – Make and Mend

Apologies for not posting a blog last week.  A combination of factors, including we (I) probably hadn’t done so much to publicise or making a blog worthwhile to write.  You’ll have to be the judges if this week warrants one either! On the positive side, after a month when you could have been forgiven for…

Garage bay being converted to workshop 2

Sunday 16 May – The Bench Mark for a Great Holiday

As last week, this has been another where we have been working but have minimal things to show for it.  We managed to get some personal admin done with a haircut and visit to the dentist.  One being considerably less painful than the other!  I am a real dentophobe but, thankfully, not much work needed…

Garratt and Brandon Springer.  Bluebell woods. May 2021

Sunday 09 May – Taking a Fence

I started last week’s blog by saying that it is rare to begin stating that I have had a productive week.  Just so that it remains a rarity, I won’t do so this week!  In fact, again while we have been busy throughout the week, we don’t have so much to show for it. Monday…

Priory frontage with new fence under construction

Sunday 02 May – Feeling Blue

I don’t often start my blogs saying that I’ve had a productive week(!) but I feel I have achieved (almost) everything I’d planned in the last 7 days.  Although this won’t be a very long blog. Last week’s blog said what my focus would be with 2 major jobs and these were what I managed…

Mouse lounging in the tropical bed

Sunday 25 April – What a Load of Rubbish

I ended last week’s blog saying that this week would be about concreting and “some other things”.  Despite being busy most of the week I haven’t made the great leaps forward with some of the major tasks I’d wanted. Thankfully we did do THE major task, concreting the end garage bay although frustratingly we weren’t…

Champignon beds trimmed hedges

Sunday 18 April – What 3 Ridiculous Words

Apologies for not posting a blog last week.  While we had done a number of things none of them were really photogenic, so we didn’t take any pictures, and I thought I would combine all activities of the last 2 weeks in today’s, slightly longer, blog.  Hope you’ll stick with it! With my previous major…

Garratt lounging in the garden

Sunday 04 April – Pâques, pipes, pits & plants (& Presidential pronouncements!)

Last week’s blog ended saying that we were due to have amazing weather which would allow us to continue with outdoor work.  We have enjoyed a couple of days of fabulous sunshine and warmth which has allowed us to focus on 2 things – the garden and plants – while also enjoying some time off.…

Blyckert Magnolia planted in view of Hayloft

Sunday 28 March – Magnolificence

Last week’s blog said that I had spent most of the previous 7 days rebuilding the front talus and that I needed another couple of days to complete the job.  Do you see where this might be going …?! It also showed an image of a number of new plants we had bought to add…