All is calm this morning. And, more than that, I’ve noticed a couple of hums, one satisfied and the other satisfying, emanating from the kitchen. The satisfied one comes from Sally and the satisfying one from the wonderful new frost-free freezer.
Talk about tempting Providence! Yesterday, Mark said, “Imagine if there had been a whole herd . . .” And today there was! A whole herd of cows on the loose. Fortunately they went straight past the garden. We were shopping in Hereford and we missed the scene. We also missed the meeting that took place [...]
I remember when I was at school being asked, “How do you know when an elephant’s been in your fridge?” The answer was, of course, “Footprints in the butter.” Fast forward to 27th April 2005, and the question being asked is, “How can you tell when a cow’s been in your garden?” The answer, in [...]
Wow! What’s happened today? The stars must be in an auspicious alignment or something, but all of a sudden stuff is happening. After waiting for so long that it hurts to think about it, our new freezer was delivered today. We have gone so long without it that we had almost learned to live with [...]
The saga of the stable conversion continues. Getting the mains supply connected is not, as we imagined, the end of the story. This morning, our site electrician turned up, accompanied as ever by his trusty toolbox and his even trustier companion, Hovis the Indeterminate Dog. Actually, it’s only the terrier in his parentage that is [...]
Finally, the new stable block conversion has been connected to mains power. After waiting for 14 weeks from the time our application was accepted. In fact, ‘waiting’ has defined the main activity at Aspen House for several weeks now: waiting for our electricity connection, waiting for the weather to dry up sufficiently to enable work [...]
Hooray! He’s here. Shaun the Garden Man, fresh from his success at Blenheim. And he’s brought his co-star, Matt, with him. And, yes, they are still willing to speak to us. Steve, Ben and Mark are here too, and it looks like action stations. The weather has been kind for a few days and the [...]
While we were out yesterday, we had recorded a programme from the TV, the Great Garden Challenge. It seemed appropriate, considering that every time we look out of our window that is what we see – the great garden challenge. And even more appropriate when we consider that we have seen no progress on our [...]