So glad you enjoyed the old photos of my long gone relatives, I quite like delving into family history. I remember my grandfather Bill telling me to "go back as far as a family fortune"!! Alas, none was found, all gone by the time we arrived in the world. Family is important, but not everyone in a family will always get along, so I take the good with the bad. We cannot change people, but I guess we can hope for improvement as we age.
I will probably do another post on some other oldies, as there are a few interesting old dudes to share with you if you are interested.
As you know I love both, my boys and my garden and time was spent with all over the last weekend.
The Spare and the Heir rocked around on Saturday as they had been to a clothing sale at the racecourse so they dropped in for a brew. It warms my heart that these two can hang out together, kind of reminds me of me and my sister Helen. I like to think I had a helping hand in allowing them to like each other.
While TOF pruned some trees out the front of our place I tidied as best I could the wilderness in front of the house. Basically just needed a bit of shaping, dead heading and weeding.
In between the house and our garage is a bad concrete job that I would love to deck and just have pots and furniture on, but in the mean time a major weeding tidied it up.
Tex's chair had become hidden so he will now be able to sleep soundly out the front in his all weather spot. The Koru garden has been stripped and will either get crushed shells or maybe something low growing and spreading.
Every day I gather eggs and pick strawberries, both are welcome and being devoured. The Strawberries are producing well so I am freezing what we don't eat to use in jam and crumbles at a later date.
All the pets are happily going about their business out in the back yard.
I have been having a Black & White week and even put a dark blonde through my dark hair to dull down the reddish colour. Dark blonde my arse, its chocolate brown. I realise getting back to my normal colour is going to be a slow process but I am not in a huge rush and who knows, I may even change my mind and stay dark.
Hot Pink topper has featured two days in a row, and today had a French feel about it. Viva la France.
Our garden mulcher got a wee work out this afternoon, and there is a huge pile to still work my way through. I gave up when the weather decided to turn and school was about to get out, and I didn't need an audience of young kids at my gate watching and commenting.
At least I managed to fill my wheel barrow once to the top and spread it down in the chicken area. The girls are going to enjoy scratching about in all the fresh mulch.
We retired indoors as it is looking like rain outside, some have even taken to their bed. Hopefully the rain will pass and be gone by the morning as I have more mulch to make.
Sure hope life is treating you all well. With all the evilness that happened in France it makes me appreciate the peaceful life I live. I am not sure if the world has even had real peace as wars and scraps over land, religion and what ever else takes the radicals fancy at the time have been going on since the beginning of time really. Living down here at the bottom of the world I like to think we are safe, but in truth I know we are no safer than anyone else.
Be kind to yourself, each other and those you call strangers, and stay safe and happy where ever you may be. United we must stand.