Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:14
Just back from an interesting week in the Vendée. Took the dogs for their first beach walk. Didn't like the noise of the waves the first time and the tide was in and all a bit rough with a strong wind. Both dogs are rescues and the Lab is still nervous of anything new or strange because he spent his first 3 years cooped up indoors. He clearly does not know what he was bred for as he kept as far away as possible from the foaming wet stuff coming after his feet. Very funny really but a bit sad too.
Now we're home and have to crack on with the spring decorating as well as the spring gardening, doing the latter while paint dries. Taking advantage of newly retired OH to get everything spruced and ship shape while we still have loads of energy and not too many creaky bits. That means a raid on the builders' suppliers tomorrow for fence posts and metal mesh to replace trellis panels destroyed by gales.
Haven't seen the Keep Young programme yet or Beechgrove so have those to look forward to when OH isn't hogging the TV with his pesky golf! I will not be trying the gymnastics to get up off the floor but I can still touch the floor with my hands (not just finger tips) and my legs straight.
Hosta - good luck.
Chicky - weeding here is like painting the Forth bridge except the darn things start growing again in the first beds cleared before I've done the last - the joys of fertile soil in a garden surrounded by countryside.........