Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hot Work



Paul's playroom
 Hottest day of the year so far I reckon.  I just went to close the big shutters to keep the dining room cool but couldn’t bring myself to disturb the bat roosting behind the shutter; I pulled the curtains across instead.


Paul was up at the crack of dawn to start work on the gate pillars.  I had underestimated the amount of work involved. He spent the morning digging a deep hole which he then filled with cement and metal rods.  I tried to help by shifting barrow loads of soil lifted from the hole.  It was hot work.  The process will be repeated tomorrow for the second pillar.


I have tried to keep busy today, I can’t possibly sit around sun bathing or reading while Paul is toiling away.  I decided to make soup from the mountain of courgettes gathered from the garden

 





 











We had lunch out on the terrace today.  Our big, handsome green/turquoise lizard made a brief appearance, he was sunning himself on the lavender bush.  I just wasn’t quick enough with the camera.



Time for me to go and help bash some fence posts in now. 







13 comments:

  1. I feel guilty that Mac has done most of the heavy work around the pool, my only contribution was a checkbook for someone else to do some of the work and pulling weeds. Of course when all is done I'm the one who keeps the pool clean.

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    1. I supplied plenty of cold drinks. I'm just not strong enough these days to do the heavy work.

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  2. Not the hottest day of the year, but certainly the hottest since you've been back. I've just finished two hours of mowing..... I shall have a cup of green tea, and a biscuit.

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    1. It's been a beautiful day. I might have to get on the mower tomorrow.

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  3. My brother and I did a similar job at my previous house. On an English summer's day. One post hole per day for us too, Not concrete posts though, my gates came with metal posts.

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    1. Three wooden posts in and half a pillar.

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  4. I hope you offered the lizard some of your courgette soup.

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    1. He doesn't like courgette soup.

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    2. Which soup does the lizard prefer?

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    3. Grasshopper soup (with plenty of garlic.)

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  5. Still waiting for the consistent heat to show up; I think we hit the 80's on Wed., and hopefully the end of the June gloom after that. :)

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    1. I think our hot, sunny days are leading up to stormy weather.

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  6. Whilst you and Paul are post bashing, I think I'll just go and sit in your chair and watch !

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