Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Rainy Day Project


Emperor's Silk - should turn to a rich red after waxing


It was damp when we set out on our bikes this morning and with storm clouds on the horizon we kept the ride short (14 kms) but fast.  My best times this year.  Eat your heart out Chris Froome.
“Is the whole world asleep?”  It was so quiet, no dogs, people, traffic or wildlife.  The dampness seemed to accentuate the scent of honeysuckle, roses and elderflower.  Delicious.

Two trucks drove towards us loaded high with beehives.  The honey producers bring them into the region at this time of year to place in the chestnut woods; the trees are just about to burst into flower.  We met them twice actually as we rode in a big circle,  the driver blew me kisses the second time.

This wet, stormy weather has kicked our ‘paint the dresser red’ project into action.  Paul is doing all the hard work and I’m just the artistic director.  He’s doing a good job. 

before painting

took ages to get all the stuff out of the cupboards
 Don’t miss tomorrow’s thrilling instalment.


11 comments:

  1. How times have changed in relation to gender equality! Please remember that Paul is not your slave - he is a human being too! Looking forward to seeing the finished dresser.

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    1. Don't be silly, of course he's my slave.

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  2. Similar goings on here on a larger scale - only I am the director !
    (except Mrs H has not copped on.... YET)

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    1. I would only get in the way if I tried to help.

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  3. They move the beehives here too at the beginning of spring. You can buy orange blossom honey or wild thyme. And the honey really does have that flowery whiff to it.

    Interesting to see the red dresser.

    Yes, to kisses from passing truckies!!!

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    1. Some of the hives come all the way from Paris! More pictures of the dresser tomorrow.

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  4. I am looking forward to he next instalment.

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  5. Glad to see that you're keeping him gainfully employed when he's not riding his bike !
    It will be very interesting to see the finished result.

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