|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.
|took ages to get all the stuff out of the cupboards|
Don’t miss tomorrow’s thrilling instalment.
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.ReplyDelete
Don't be silly, of course he's my slave.Delete
Similar goings on here on a larger scale - only I am the director !ReplyDelete
(except Mrs H has not copped on.... YET)
I would only get in the way if I tried to help.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Interesting to see the red dresser.
Yes, to kisses from passing truckies!!!
Some of the hives come all the way from Paris! More pictures of the dresser tomorrow.Delete
I am looking forward to he next instalment.ReplyDelete
Have you painted your stairs yet?Delete
Glad to see that you're keeping him gainfully employed when he's not riding his bike !ReplyDelete
It will be very interesting to see the finished result.
He likes to be busy.Delete