Still here, still carni-ing on and still stair running,
2nd week with the landscapers here and they are sooo good. They have been working like trojans even when the heavens opened … which it has been opening virtually every day.
Lots of excitement on Friday. Just after midday the police raided the land behind my garden. I may have mentioned some time ago that a guy had hired the land and put storage containers on it without planning permission. I arranged access when I knew the landscapers were going to do garden and then got an email from the council saying they had given the chap notice to clear the site. Of course I was then anxious about losing access. Well he hasn’t cleared the site yet and the landscapers started a week ago. Then when the police raided the containers they put police tape across the entrance!!! I thought bloody hell what if that tape is still there Monday!!! Anyway about 8pm Friday night the police were back with low loaders taking partially stripped stolen cars away! Someone also reported that there was £500.000 worth of drugs seized but no idea of the truth in that!
Fortunately the tape was removed Saturday morning and access resumed … oh the excitement of it all lol.
And this is a good residential area!!!
Well all the rockeries, tree, ivy, brambles and one side of fencing removed and new fencing and foundation for wall in. Plus they have levelled land and put the hardcore down ready for patios to be laid. A few extras done like the drains and it certainly looks a lot better already. I have been out buying more bits including a couple of stone troughs. Good job I am strong cos they were flippin heavy loading and unloading from the car! All the beef i eat, me thinks.
Neighbours got a 12 week old cross collie/german shepherd last Saturday so all week i was puppy sitting then my daughter and hubby went off to Lake District for a long weekend for their 2nd wedding anniversary so I was kitty sitting too! they came home today.
A visit to the company shop during the week and I bought a couple of very large sirloin steaks which should have been half price but when I checked my receipt when I got home I noticed they hadn’t reduced them. So I took a pic of the packs and with the receipt returned to get refunded and the gave me 2 good sized pork shoulder joints to recompense. That’ll do nicely lol.
Also got to a lovely social dance on Saturday night over near Lincoln, 88 mile round trip but worth it, super fast floor, lovely hosts and friendly crowd. Nice to see them all again. Oh it is so so lovely to be back on the dance floor.
Brunch today a small sirloin steak with a couple of fried eggs.
Dinner another small sirloin steak, followed by 5 slices of beef topside and some roulle soft cheese