Posted: 27/05/2013 at 09:18
Hi Jro. For new feet you have to be careful where you go. I've had bunions for years but they didn't bother me till the metatarsals gave up too and disconnected from the next 3 toes so I've had the bunions fixed and two metatarsals shortened on each foot and the toes reattached. The third should heal by itself now the pressure is off.
First chap I saw said the metatarsals were unfixable. Two other chaps in Brussels said yes we can and I went with the one who would do them fastest so I only lose one season of dancing and dog walking, not to mention gardening.
Your neighbour is a nightmare. Are there no rules about damaging a neighbour's property? I'm sorry you haven't the energy for veggies. Our crops were hopeless last year because of the cold, dark, wet summer so we've transformed one long veggie bed into a black and redcurrant bed as they look after themselves but I've planted assorted cabbage plugs in one bed and red onion sets in another. Salads to go in soon and a couple of pumpkins then I have pak choi to sow later on but that'll be it really apart from the other soft fruit and rhubarb which also require very little attention.
Possum is looking at Louvain-la-Neuve and Namur for university. Doesn't want to live away from home just yet and doesn't fancy the commute to ULB in Brussels. They all do open days at the autumn and spring half terms so 6th formers can go and sit in on lectures and see how things work which is great as parents don't have to trail along. She has all summer to decide and register. No system of offers and grades here. They just need to pass their bacc to get in and then pass their exams each year to stay on and complete their degrees.
OH isn't a gardener either but he likes it to look good and does labour and will dig or carry when I ask and has been cutting the grass for me. Since Early April, I have a woman who can tell the difference between weed and treasure who now comes for 5 hours every other week. It's a bit like painting the Forth bridge clearing weeds in my beds after last year's neglect and my absence this spring but we'll get there and we're already doing plant swaps.
Sunny here today but it won't last. More cold and rain expected for the next few days.