Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:51
Looks challenging Pat. Love that gate.
Yesterday was a bitty sort of day running errands but OH and I did get all the pots of hostas, lillies, roses, clematis, agapanthus, window boxes, hanging baskets, assorted shrubs and acers plus perennial divisions herded up at the back of the house for automatic sprinkler watering while we're away next week - 8 days at the new house painting bedroom walls and strimming weeds respectively. Fun in the afternoons while paint dries.
This weekend is the local town's annual braderie - central streets closed to traffic, shops selling stock cheap along with restaurants and itinerant market people and pop up cafés and bars spilling stands and tables and chairs out all over, fairground rides and attractions in the main squares, pony rides and ambulant musicians, drummers and Gilles to entertain, car boot/vide grenier along one main street......
I have spent the last 12 braderies manning the dance club stand and before that there were years of twinning pop up restaurant and bar so it felt really odd just to go and have a wander and not have to set up a stand or "sell" stuff. On the down side, didn't find a single thing in the car boot. Was looking out for old galvanised laundry buckets and enamel kitchen pots and colanders and steamers for plants and maybe a chandelier but there was nothing of interest in over a mile of stands.
Hope DD did better.
Hosta - can you not put your photos on photobucket and just post a link to an album?
LP and other pet owners - they can be a trial when they have problems but also such a joy. When we first adopted Bonzo Dog he was a scavenger with separation anxiety and ate my best pair of shoes and a kitchen bin when left alone with just the other dog the first time. The bin was replaced and now lives in the garage and we learned to leave him in his cage with a sinew "bone" to chew. Like a kid with a dummy for security. He's a lot calmer now and doesn't need his cage but still "helps" with loading the dishwasher and cleaning the floor if I spill or drop anything.