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.