Archive for April, 2007

Hard Labour

Well, I thought it was time I should give a little update (for Jackie’s benefit mainly as she seems to be my number one fan!)

With one thing and another (that annoying little thing called “going to work”) I haven’t had much time this week to do anything other than spray the new lawn with the hose a couple of times each evening. It is looking better for it though, don’t you think?

Greening up

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Any Dream Will Do

I have been watching the Joseph thing on BBC1 (well sort of – I’m normally flitting around doing other stuff too) because it’s one of my favourite musicals. (Yes I like musicals – beat me with a stick now. They’re fun alright?!) After each show I generally find myself powerless against the overwhelming urge to sing along to my copy of the soundtrack (Jason Donovan) while I’m doing the dishes.

Anyway, it’s occurred to me what they should do with this one. It’s a competition with 12 guys all vying for the coveted lead role in a revival of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s West End production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Sometimes I can’t help feeling sorry for the guy who’s bad luck it is to get voted off. (I’m too soft.)  Forgive me if I’m wrong, but there are 12 brothers in the show. Sooooo….. each time a guy is voted off can’t he end up as one of the other brothers instead? On the whole they’re all really good – they wouldn’t have got this far if they weren’t.  That way their dream is not completely shattered. And it would surely save the casting directors some time too.  ;o)

Am I right or am I right?! LOL.

Garden update

I’ve spent the last two days toiling away in the garden. Well, the bit in the back garden was definitely toiling. The bit tidying up and planting a few new bits in the front garden was not so back breaking and more enjoyable since there were more instant results.

Here’s a photo of the front bit

Front Garden

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The grass is greener

Well… some of it is.

Yesterday I discovered rolls of turf are strangely dusty and bits of it go up your nose and into your eyes when you pick them up. I also discovered I’m a bit rubbish at laying it out into lawn.

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Sticks and Stones…

….will do their best to hurt me. I’m tired. I spent about 5 hours today digging up stones, bricks and other assorted “stuff” out of a bit of earth that’s going to be turfed and it was bloomin’ hard work.  One of ‘my men’ thought it would probably be okay to turf straight on to it, but I wasn’t so sure – especially after consulting the mighty Alan Titchmarsh via Continue reading ‘Sticks and Stones…’

Blank Canvas

Okay then, here is my blank canvas! Please do look becuase I had to half dangle out of my bedroom window to get this particular view. (It’s a better view than out the other window, so even though I take it totally blind, I think I’ll have to try it again!)

Blank Canvas

After three and a half days hard graft “the men” finished at lunchtime today. I can’t tell you how pleased I am with it, (and it even looks a lot like the original plan!) but it’s sinking in now that I have to work out what plants I want where.
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I’m so excited!

And I just can’t hide it!

I’m sorry. I knew I’d get ridiculously excited when the slabs started going down, and that was today. Continue reading ‘I’m so excited!’


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