Posted: 22/06/2017 at 11:37
Oh Pat!!! Many very happy returns of the day ... I hope your birthday is absolutely splendid!!!
The pergola has arrived
An extremely strapping Polish? lad with a large cauliflower ear (looked like a rugby player) insisted on carrying it into the back garden despite it having been impressed on us that it would be 'kerbside drop off only'. He then detached the packet of bolts and told me to take them indoors as rain is forecast.
Now he's on his way to Ipswich to install some garden furniture ...... he said he left Northampton a couple of hours ago .... today is an easy day apparently.
The fish has been poached and eggs have been boiled and are cooling ... a parsley sauce has been made and potatoes have been steamed and mashed. All will be assembled when it's cool.
Just before the pergola arrived I had a bit of a kitchen mishap ... I moved the salad spinner on the draining board and dislodged two dinner plates ......... we have a hard ceramic tiled floor I've swept up but can't vacuum as the vac is upstairs so out of my permitted area of operation at the moment As we have another 14 of those large plain white plates I won't get upset about it
We've also just had a 'lively' storm ... the golf club fired off a 'lightning warning' maroon earlier .... they fired the all clear just now, and the sun is shining again.
Last edited: 22 June 2017 11:40:06