After several weeks of dry weather, the weather had to change. We had prepared for the annual tog of war against Tony and Cherie Blair’s new village. Food and drink had been purchased, the river blocked to raise the water level, … Continue reading →
Amazing, several days without rain. The weekend was fabulous. The BBQ was used twice. BBQ English leg of lamb on Saturday, and then little, spatchcocked poussins on Sunday. Even now several days later the sun is still about. At home the birds … Continue reading →
Today was fabulous. Dry, and the temperature rose to 21C. The hottest day of the year. What was more remarkable the day was a Saturday. Alas the forecast for Sunday is rain, can’t be having too much of a good … Continue reading →
It took several days to recover from the food poisoning, even on Friday and Saturday I declined going to the pub to have anything to drink. Really only recovered for Sunday when we met Richard and Celia for lunch at … Continue reading →
Rosemary has reported that my weeding of the pond has caused disruption in Moorhen World. The weeding from the pond is still on the bank, (allowing the pond life which was removed to wander back into the water at their leisure). … Continue reading →
Did a bit of weeding of the pond on Sunday. Removed the floating island of waterlily and various other plants including a bramble. Trimmed back the shallow water plants which were creating their own rafts. Had to do some wading … Continue reading →
We have a Pepys themed walked with the Berkshire branch of the Cambridge Society in London for Saturday 29th March. I’ve always wanted to see “The Mousetrap”, so after much dithering (& gasping at ticket prices) we decide yes & … Continue reading →
Another Saturday morning with the chain saw cutting up logs, with Rosemary stacking them in the shed. Think the blade has gone blunt again, so gave up for lunch time. Next week will have to get the blade sharpened again.
Decided to cut down 4 willow trees. Despite all having been cut down before, they had now grown to a rather large size. Out with the chain saw, started first time and away we went cutting. Alas after several minutes … Continue reading →
Working from home to day, the weather is absolutely crap. The Blasdale field is flooded, the poor sheep are wearing (Wellington) boots today.
I have been in the office the last few days. Now working on some development projects concerned with Single Signon. Very odd not being out on customer sites, and alas not chargeable, so no bonus from this work. Hopefully will … Continue reading →
Spent Saturday morning shopping, generally unsuccessfully, and the afternoon gardening. There is so much work to be done there this autumn. Definitely going to be a chain saw massacre on some the trees. They all seem to have grown suddenly, … Continue reading →
Selina and Graham attended our BBQ this weekend. Unlike John and Carol, we were able to call on the weather Gods and arranged a sunny day. They excelled themselves and provided us with several days of warmth. Our BBQ was … Continue reading →
Today Saturday must have been the warmest this year. The sun shone all day. The spirit (not allowed mercury any more) in the thermometer rose to a startling 25 Celsius. BBQ time, so a British lamb shoulder onto the Webber … Continue reading →
Met over at John and Carol’s for a BBQ. Not very good BBQ weather. Poured with rain, John tending the lamb shoulders standing under an umberella. At the BBQ were Ann and Chris, Peter and Janet, Robin and Tessa and … Continue reading →