Posted: 04/05/2017 at 22:22
Had planned to sew this morning and sow this afternoon but, as ever, got distracted by other stuff so no sowing. Modifying voile curtains for our landing window took far longer than I though cos it just doesn't sit still and OH kept interrupting too. Cold and very drying north wind all day so spent ages watering my treasures.
Dance class this evening so an early dinner meant no time to get really mucky before heading for a shower. Tomorrow we're on a mission to buy water butts. We need 7 but all the GCs and DIY shops have the 300 litre ones at 250€ so we've dithered. Super U has them on at 60€ for the next week.
After that I will get the sweetcorn sown.
When we first moved to Belgium our power would cut out at the first hint of lightning but they upgraded the junction boxes in the villages and that was sorted. Then it would go because trees had grown up high and their branches waving around in strong winds would slap the wires and short the supply. Much hacking would follow and we also got new cabling but still overground and trees re-grow...... We always had candles and matches on hand in every room and a gas hobs so I could cook.
Finger crossed, touch wood etc but it's been fine here so far but we haven't had any extreme weather either. Nevertheless we still have a gas hob, leccy ovens and candles in every room, just in case.
Cats and kittens have brought in a myriad of strange things over the years - frogs with no legs, curly, slightly chewed grass snakes - still alive, dead moles, dead rats, live voles and mice - great fun to catch and release, baby rabbits - more fun, injured weasel - very cross. I came home once to find a rescued cat with no claws (American reject) and serious personality problems had herded 7 female pheasant into a circle and had them all bouncing on the spot forgetting they could fly. Today Minstrel brought in a dead lizard, a dead vole and spent hours chasing butterflies and missing. Cosmos waits for them to come to him, lazy boy.