All sorts of things have been going on this week! On Monday, I worked on my new design wall. I taped together two of the sturdy cardboard boxes which the removal firm had given us, then I called in the man with a hammer (aka, of course, Malcolm) and he nailed them to the wall
I then looked out this horrible grey wadding - I have had it for so long, I can't remember what I bought it for! I also unearthed my spray adhesive
fortunately I had some small pieces as well, to patch in the gaps (I haven't cut off the corner of the photo, that's the opening for the velux!)
next, I sprayed the wadding, and stuck the sheet which was my old design wall on to it. It still needs tidied round the edges, but I popped a few things on to the wall - looking good!
yesterday morning, this crane appeared where a new house is being built
I popped upstairs for a better look - you can see the points of the roof trusses that the crane was lifting
later on, back in the kitchen, I finally captured a truss in mid-air
in this photo, the crane looks as if it is fishing for the orchids!
on Tuesday, our lovely former neighbours (the shoe shop owners) came down for a visit, and brought back our two very large house plants which they had been looking after for us. The parliament of owls were delighted to have their home back
and the rubber plant obviously enjoyed its holiday, as it has put out several new leaves
they also brought our bay tree, which we have grown from a small cutting they gave us some years ago
and they brought us a present of two plants for our new garden, which Malcolm will plant this week (once we make up our minds where to put them!)
there are some old trees in the garden, which the previous owners told us are fruit trees. We think they said there are two plum trees and an apple tree. I should have googled to see which this is, but no doubt one of you more knowledgeable gardeners will tell me!!
we came up to Berwick this morning, and as it is Friday, of course we went out for a cuppa and cake this afternoon. As usual we had a debate as to where we would go, and as usual we went to Café Crema!
Malcolm has a peppermint slice
and I had a fudge delight ....... both, as always, were delicious!!
we have had a lazy afternoon, and may be having a refreshing glass of wine this evening. We will head back down the A1 tomorrow afternoon. Weather permitting, Malcolm no doubt will be busy in the garden on Sunday, and I will be busy working on a project which I will be teaching at Sue's shop later in the year, so I can't show you my usual step-by-step photos! I hope you have a good weekend, love Anne