After Ellen came to my atd with the front garden today I heeded the big guns for the back.a call to Stephen an he was round in a flash and got the first cut down,hore work tomorrow.However that wasn't the highlight of the day,that was holding my second greatgrandchild Noah,life is good
I found this out yesterday
Just after lunch the clouds broke up and the sun appeared
Great stuff,at last I could stretch my legs and enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine.
Taking thing easy I strolled up to the beach together with a few like minded souls
I creasted the hill strolled to the beach and took a big gulp of fresh air,thing were lookijg up
Then it happened,my back went into spasm.
I got to a bench and sat quietly taking the deepest breathes I could.
Thje quiet was disturbed by 3 vi…
It's 3 wwes since I was last here because since the having been right on top[ of things in
the garden and enjoyig time outside I have been pretty much cabined up.The Met office told us that officially this is the worst summer in 10 years Yep that is true.
I know it is nowhere near the disasters some places have seen but ay after day looing out on a flooded gardenios pretty depressinng
Maybe we will get just one more break and I can get ut for a few walks,I hope so
Around 6pm bst I had to cover my knees up for the first time in a while,such a shame
We had a drop of around 10c in the last few hours..We are still having sun but with clouds skipping acroos the sky driven by a cool easterly breeze.
Unsettled weather for a week or so is forecast before high weather takes charge again,I hope
I still have the doors and windows open but I don't know how long for temp is 20c dropping from 26c at lunchtime
Today with the temps at 29c again I set off of another walk,
As I passed the salt marshes I spotted a ship through the heat haze heading for port
Crossing the road I passed across the scruffy scub,this is the terrain us islanders like best,not the manicured lawns etc,
The walk was really hot and skin leaking,no shade today unlke yesterday
I finally got to the beach but even there not a wiff of a breeza
I clocked up just over thrree and a half miles,half a mile farther than yesterday.
A lovely day here,the forecast was for 27c we hit 29c
I decided this was a perfect day for the little wilderness and channel side
I set off at noon before the heat set in and had a lovely3 mile meander
Here are some snaps
Do What? I hear you ask
Well for the frst Time in 22 years I went for a swim in the sea.
When my beloved Margaret was alive we spent a lot of time up the beach,Margaret didn't swim but loved messing about in the rock pools
When she died I just couldn't face the water without her by my side
I have been talking about it to Jenny for the last couple of days and today I made it happen and it was enjoyable but emotional at the same time.
While I was drying off a neighbour came and hugged me and…
We have had good weather of late and today was the warmest hitting 27c in my garden
The day started well with my morning shop and as I setted down thinking of lunch ellen and Mal paid a visit,no sooner had they left than Stephen arrived. He was returning the cat basket.As the sun was getting ot by then we sat out nad had a cold one befire he toddled off
Left to my own devices and deciding it was to hot to work I took a couple of snaps of the Buddleia and one od an unknown bloom starting to go…
I have been locked out of Ipernity and trying to get a reply from them with no luck.
Today for the umpteenth time I tried again and Hey Presto it worked.
What that wa all about I have no idea;
I will get aound to checking for your entries
The weather has been very good of late so I have been in the garden mostly,everything is shipshape out there now and I am putting a plan together
I have a little wild area down the bottom of the back garden against a south facing wall and my plan is to extend it all along the wall. Watch this space.
I wouls like you to meet Amos a new addition to Ellen's house.
He is a lttle fur ball the dashes around at 100mph
Hot on the heels of my birthday Fathers Day has arrived.
We had a gathering at the local,the first for a while. A great time was had by all,here are my favourite snaps there is an album up of you want to bee bored
As I arose on this my 75th birthday the sun shone brightly through the window,a big improvement on the last few days.My back was in fine fettle as well another improvement
The perfect day for the garden so after breakfast I mowed and strimmed the front grass,as I am on top of things it took less the 30 minutes.
After a coffee I went out the back and mowed and strimmed the whole back garden,this I managed in underan hour.Just then Stephen arrived.We had a coffee outside and he brought me a vbir…
Not much going on.THe weather has been good until today when the clouds returned.
I have the garden up to speed now,
Yesterday I finally got the side of the house sorted but the outcome of which has been a lot of back trouble,I overdid it
Still a days rest today and all should be fine,
Stay safe folks
Another wonderful day today with themps hitting 24c
I got a lot more done includung the biggy,I menanged to get a strim on the patch to the side of the house,Another in a few days should bring it up to par.
I had just finished and was sampling a cool beer when Ellen arrived and she wasn't alone.
She had Mia with her which really made my day complete.
Four nice sunny days,a lot done in the garden,my back held out and to finish off a visit from my daughter and great granddaughter ,life doesn't…