Friday, 31 August 2007
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
We walked along the coastal path from Aberlady to Gullane Point, it was a gloriously sunny day with many of the little bays completely deserted. We are big fans of the wild Northumberland beaches and sometimes forget that we have a great coastline not too far from home. We were having such a good time we decided to walk on to North Berwick and arrived just in time to catch the bus back to Aberlady.
Two fish suppers, mushy peas (we are northerners) and a bottle of pop each, eaten sitting on a bench looking out to the bay. As I've said before we do like to make an effort.
Mr F F said it was a most relaxing day and next year he can do it all again with the benefit of a bus pass. He's going to have to come up with something good for my birthday in November, which apparently will take place in the USA.
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Even mopping and sweeping are a pleasure and offer the chance to admire my toes. I think its important that my nail varnish matches my cleaning equipment.
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
However, we have taken up the lunch culture and despite working really hard we did take a proper Italian lunch break with good food and a snooze. Some days Mr Flip Flops even took a shower and changed into clean working clothes, we do like to make an effort. All our food was locally sourced, salami and prosciutto produced by the village butcher, regional cheeses, figs and olive oil from our garden. No wine though, not with all that work to do, just lemon tea and lashings of tap water.
Monday, 20 August 2007
Saturday, 4 August 2007
We are going to Italy today for two weeks but I think we are more likely to be wearing these than flipflops as we have a project to finish. Last time we were at the house we demolished the walls of the building that houses our garden irrigation system. The roof is still in tact and safely propped, Mr Flip Flops is a structural engineer, and new concrete foundations have been laid so this time we need to rebuild the walls using these :
which I was supposed to transport down two levels of garden to the structure but failed because three in the wheelbarrow made it tip over so I carried each one individually, moving only 15 to here before I gave up