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Friday, 14 July 2017

Goodness its FRIDAY!

Thank you all for your lovely comments I love hearing from you.  I think the general consensus  of opinion is that time seems to be flying and I fear its true as its already Friday!

I knew this week was going to be hectic as I had arranged to visit an ex colleague who is in hospital  with a brain tumour on Tuesday. There is still no update as to whether its operable so its a wait and see situation. She was in good spirits and we had a candid conversation and a little bit of a giggle too.

We also planned maintenance on our rental property.  Its in our best interest to keep on top of jobs because if we ever had the need to sell it could be done swiftly.  The house is an end terraced 3 bedroomed new build with cloakroom and drive for 3 cars.  The tenants have been in there for the last 4 years and little jobs have been carried out from time to time. Wednesday saw us moving 2 tons of soil from the back garden as the wood on the raised bed had deteriorated and become dangerous.   We have kept four large bags of soil for our own garden  and  someone we knew wanted the rest as it was good top soil. The job was straight forward, once levelled  grass seed was applied and a tarpaulin to protect it for a few days.  My SiL has some special sheets that we are borrowing. Yesterday I helped hubby put another support behind the bath panel as it keeps moving allowing water to get trapped and end up staining  the kitchen ceiling. A painter is currently painting the front door, porch supports, kitchen, bathroom and fence panels, so it should all be looking tiptop by Monday. 



By the time I got some spare time in my own garden I found myself having to harvest lots of things that were ready. I picked runner beans, green beans, lettuce, cucumber,  tomatoes and beetroot. I'll need more potatoes at the weekend but I'm leaving them in the ground until I need them.  Furthermore, the latest lot of decent rain we had might add a few extra grams in weight. 




My brother in law arrived from Wales  at 7:30 last evening on this.
A BMW something or another! He will  spend a couple of days with us although we have a busy weekend planned.  So hubby is spending time with him today and they've gone off to buy a new pair of biker boots and I'm home alone. bliss.  Hubby always had motorbikes but he started getting really bad neck pain from the force and decided to sell his bike '2000 Bandit' and not buy another.

Have you owned a motor bike? What do you have planned for the weekend? Bye for now Tx









14 comments:

  1. That does not sound like a "small job" with all that soil. My husband had bikes and was a motorcycle salesman for a while. We once went all the way to Dubrovnik (pre their war). Still love bikes.

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    1. I went on most of his bikes but no huge distance like you. Crash helmet off to you for doing that trip! The soil was heavy work but not onerous.

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  2. I've never owned a motorbike tho one of my sons has one. I did ride on the back of one in Istanbul in my college days there, on cobble stone streets. Quite bumpy.

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    1. That sounds amazing. We always had large scooters in foreign holidays as you could get to places car couldn't reach.

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  3. You've had a busy week and a good harvest to show for it. Time is flying right now and I'm not wishing my time away but the summer will be over before we know it.
    Enjoy your weekend. Following a hectic week here I may just have to spend mine catching up on some domestic chores. Then again......

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    1. Weather looks good for the weekend Jules, make hay while the sun shines.

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  4. It looks like your harvest is in full swing. I have managed to pick a few cucumbers and a handful of strawberries.

    God bless.

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    1. My strawberries are finished but I got a Kate crop last year doesn't look like that's going to happen this year. Apart from ok m the protein o meals are now out of the garden.

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  5. Hubby has owned and rode a bike for years, I do go on the back, but not so much this year.

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    1. I always wore leathers despite it being really hot, I've seen too many people with terrible road burns. I know hubby is drooling over his brothers bike but his brother is 4 years younger and doesn't have a bad neck.

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  6. Sounds like you've been undertaking some hard work shifting all that soil, good to keep up with jobs though, as you say, you want the house in good condition as you never know what might happen in the future. Your home grown produce looks wonderful, you'll be eating well this summer. I've always been anti motorbikes after the tales I heard from my sister when she worked on an orthopedic ward, luckily, neither of my kids have been drawn towards them.

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    1. I know what you mean about motorbikes but it's boys and their toys!

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  7. I hope the news is good for your friend. Mark had bikes before i met him. His cousin has one and I've been on it - once. Never again. I was terrified even though I trusted him 100/.

    We keep on top of our rental as well. It's money well invested and we like to know all the jobs are done to our standard. Xx

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