I don't know what happened, but these photos from last Thursday never made it into blog! In the morning we went over to Rothbury for a walk, as the sun was shining, as you can see from this view of the River Coquet
we walked down on to the river bank so that I could capture the imposing stone bridge
this is a shot of the other side of the bridge
this was a school, and the bell tower now provides a vantage point for the gulls to survey the town
you can never have too many photos of old doors ……….
..…….. and old gates
we were glad when we got back to the car park that this enormous gull wasn't sitting on our car!
in the afternoon, I tackled a job that strangely I had been looking forward to doing!
I do love using the high pressure washer - there is something very satisfying about seeing the dirt wash away
of course it does mean getting a bit wet and dirty - but at the end of the afternoon I simply turned the washer om my trousers and shoes and washed them clean too!
you can see the difference between the clean railings on the right, and the yet to be cleaned ones on the left
we were amazed at how clean the deck boards looked as they dried out in the sun
there is a bit more work to do, but getting rid of the years of grime was immensely satisfying!
fast forwarding to yesterday, if you follow me on Instagram (@annetaydon) you will have seen the next two photos. Malcolm finished planting up the two planters that he made from the section of the deck that he had to demolish ……..
..……. and added gravel, pebbles, stones and driftwood
they look good sitting on either side of the front door ( I also pressure washed the doorstep and the path!)
the first of the clematis that we planted last year has flowered
and finally, I don't know what this plant in the rockery is, but I do like it!