Midsummer evening

Midsummer evening

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Developing 29 - Sunny Sunday in the garden






Hi all. Can't believe how long it's been since I last posted! That's not like me is it? There's no particular reason, I've just been really busy and have tried to get to the computer but without sucess. I have checked in with everyone elses' blogs a fair bit but haven't had time to do mine. Of course, once you're a day or so behind, you need even more time to catch up so there's a proper Catch 22 situation!

SO, think back Lesley - what has happened?

Sunday was a lovely day - I had an unexpected reprieve from french due to the tutor cancelling. Now, I enjoy french but it was lovely suddenly to have a day off with no plans and just be able to spend the day with D.

We got straight out into the garden and the garden centre and were determined to finish one bed - the ornamental grasses bed seen in the before and after pictures above. So, we weeded, cleared it, pinned down an anti-weed membrane, bought the grasses, planted the grasses and put down the slate mulch and, ta daaa, I think it looks pretty damn good. It will look a lot better when it's surrounded by a lush newly turfed lawn rather than a wilderness, but it's a good start!


We didn't have much energy left after all that but managed a nice walk round the stepping stones and the Mill so Shelagh could have a good swim. We've been a bit slack on walks recently - I think the garden has taken it's toll - so it was nice to get out in the sunshine. Soon the swallows will be low-flying and then Shelagh will enter her favourite time of year - she absolutely loves chasing the swallows round the fields, races round after them, yipping a high pitched yippy bark, for hours and I'm sure the birds tease her too. She will only just return when we call her but, to be honest, it's such fun watching her going mental that we let her on. She certainly sleeps in swallow season!!


I've been under pressure from D to go out to the pub with him more hence the difficulty of getting to the computer. I've enjoyed it but, now he's away back to the rig, I must say that I'm really looking forward to being acountable to no-one for my time. Does anyone else feel as though they're torn into pieces sometimes re demands on their time??


On the diet front, it's going pretty well. Not bad on the nibbles and excellent on the exercise so can't complain. The compliments are still flowing when I meet people I haven't seen for a while so that keeps me going a bit. I'm pretty solidly into size 14's now which hasn't happened for years!! They're still a bit tight so I'm waiting for a couple of weeks to buy new stuff for our Canada holiday.....can't wait!!

3 comments:

Mrs said...

WHO is the slinky fox in the red top? Why, it is Lesley!!!!

You look utterly gorgeous; your face looks slimmer - well, all of you looks slimmer!

Just got back from the last Foundation and am watching Liverpool trying to hang on....while I download my emails.

Will answer questions posed in blog tomorrow.

A bientot!!! You look incredible!

Mrs L xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Melanie said...

OMG...Lesley!

You're shrinking!

I can't believe how slim you look in that photo....

Wow!

Cath said...

First things first - you look bloody gorgeous in that photo, so slim, that's one to keep! No wonder you're being complimented - they're all very well deserved.

Glad to have you back, was worried about you!

Garden looks lovely, I love what you've done with the grasses.

Yes Yes Yes to my time being pulled in all directions - sometimes I'd quite like to go hide in a room on my own and just take time to breathe. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day to do all I want to - and I just don't have the power to lengthen them!

Got to go to work now - so will catch up on the rest of your posts this evening (see no time)

Cath
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