I have not posted much at all recently and I am endeavouring to rectify that.
Maybe I just needed a break but I also know that Facebook does not help, especially as a number of my followers are on Facebook and it is so much quicker but certainly not as satisfying.
I guess with the changes that have happened around me and some health issues (sciatica/back/hip) I have not felt motivated.
Part of the lack of motivation is that I have still not been able to find a way to get windows 10 to file my photos a that I can find them easily.
I thought I would begin with a few bits and pieces to get in the swing again.
Over the Summer Pilgrims Hall has had a face lift both outside and in many rooms inside
My Grandchildren have been quite active during their holiday in Mauritius. They both enjoy some junior golf.
They also like cycling and walking trails, and Rebekah just loves Gymnastics, while Oliver is very keen on cricket.
One thing I have done over the summer is 'down size' the garden. Have been removing some shrubs for a while and laying down more turf to make the garden more manageable.
In the above picture I have removed 9 shrubs from this area (with the help of Alan and my son digging out the roots) and made a small bed and planted 5 Spirea which will be MUCH less work. A friend had just been laying a lot of turf in their garden and we have been able to use here all the bits that were left. Soon it should have blended in well.
I had decided that was it and then a few days ago when beginning to trim the Ivy wall for the third time this year I decided that needed to go too!
The roots were unbelievable and are still not completely out (if they will ever be)
I covered this fence quite some time ago as it was so unsightly. It belongs to my neighbour on that side and was not ours to remove. My neighbour is nearly 97 and her late husband had tried to cover it up on his side with hardboard and a trellis.
This has meant that the ivy has lodged itself between fence, board and trellis. I have spent a lot of time trying to keep it clear on her side but with our climate this year it has gone rampant.
We are looking into the best way of dealing with it now that Alan has cleared so much from her garden.
Well I think these are enough bits and pieces for now until I have done some blog visiting.