Saturday, 1 September 2007
Day 233 - What a transformation!!
No, not me, the garden!!
Above is a pretty rubbish "before" shot. I did take some better ones but the computer crashed and this was all we could salvage. Below it, the "after" shot. I hope you think it's an improvement. We now have a big patio, a level lawn, a raised herb bed, paths, shrubs, ornamental grasses, a pond and decking looking over it and I couldn't be happier with it. We have even put some fish in the pond although the little blighters weren't showing themselves this morning when we went down to check on them....fingers crossed for them. It was murky this morning as we had some rain last night.
I had a good day working from home yesterday. Got loads of work done and also spent a nice time with D and the dog. Perfect. I went for a quick but hard jog with Kate too so didn't abandon the exercise.
Foodwise I was pretty controlled. I stuck to the packs but did have a bowl of high fruit and high GI muesli. It was GORGEOUS! Way better than Alpen - why did I bother with that powdery rubbish when there are such superior products available? Also, cheaper and lower in calories, fat and salt.
We went to the pub last night frankly I wish we hadn't bothered. After last weekend when I had a pretty good time out, I found it dull and edgy. The people out didn't seem to be gelling or having a great time; the landlord and landlady were miserable and useless and all in all it was a waste of time and money. At least I don't have a hangover this morning.
Just by way of example - I drank sparkling water all night apart from one pot of black coffee (which they also mucked up) and I had to ask the landlady for ice EVERY single time I had another bottle!! Why? Surely she noticed after the 4th time? Just incredibly poor service. Also, the ice was invariably delivered with a fake "smile" and a sigh as if it was the biggest imposition I could have placed upon her.....some people really should not be running a bar...
Anyway, today (Saturday) is looking up. I got up early to go blackberrying (of which more later) and soon (when I've washed the stains off me!) I'm going to the footie to meet up with Jim.
Have a nice Satuday!