Garden Day

The sun has had his hat on all day today, so after taking a delivery of wood to begin the refill task of the wood store, we head to Ossett to collect some gardening tools from the old house.

The front lawn has now been electrically raked and recut to see if that is enough or whether full scarifying will be required. A couple of weeks should do it πŸ™‚

Then, after lunch Simon set off the garden fire bin and began the task of clearing the location for the compost heap – three bags worth of stuff was removed and around one of those has now been burned as the day progressed. 

Simon also managed to puggle-proof a couple of weak spots in the back garden so time will tell if this has been successful πŸ™‚

All in all a pretty good outdoor day and several home jobs ticked off the list.

Incidentally, we ordered a new tap and basin for the downstairs bathroom, a new tap for the house bathroom shower (the existing one failed last weekend so we presently have NO functioning showers in the house πŸ™ ) and a cool new cooker tap for the kitchen. This is one of those taps that supplies hot, cold, cold filtered water AND boiling water so we will no longer require the services of a kettle πŸ™‚ Hopefully, we can arrange a plumber to come fit all of the above along with the replacement shower unit for the Master Bedroom Shower…

Slowly but surely, we are getting there…..

The clock is finally back and…..

…. it works !!!

Simon collected it yesterday morning from Brewers in Huddersfield – they have had it since December!!!

The first two tries with it back on the wall on the lounge failed to present more than two hours of accurate time πŸ™

Thankfully, third time is a charm and following properly winding the clock up and setting the pendulum away, we have now had successful time keeping overnight πŸ™‚

We will need to figure out how frequently we need to wind the clock up now…

Separately the sun was shining yesterday and so we had our first meal in the front garden with Dayle, Sara and Karis 👍