Jim and Buster in the garden. Buster still tries to sit on Jim's lap!
Jim and I have spent the past few days tackling some of the mess left by the builders. We are hoping to extend the lawn from the arboretum almost to the cottage. This area is full of stones at the moment! Jim has been digging up huge stones that were in the way and pulling soil from various heaps over the flattened area to form the lawn. We'll have to leave it to settle for a while before we sow grass seed.
Jim attacking some of the buried stones
The start of the new lawn! It's much bigger now - I'll take a new photo in a day or two.
This is the bank where Jim is taking some of the soil to make the lawn. All those stones have been dug out of the ground so far!
Sandy made a nest for himself under the bird feeders! The birds just ignored him.
I have been clearing this area, which was covered in brambles and stinging nettles! It's taken days and I've almost finished.
It did all look like this!
I have been using a mattock and it's been hard work. I usually stay out until it's getting dark, about 9pm and am really stiff by then!
I have 'lifted' a few photos of my family so I thought I'd post some of them:
My youngest son Ben with his girlfriend Hayley in Thailand where they had a holiday before Christmas.
Naturally I love this one of Ben!!
My big son Jason took his family to Dinosaur Land for the day. Here is Jason with Kitty. She looks so grown up already!
Jason and jack playing golf. Isn't this a fun photo!
Jason being eaten by a dinosaur!!
I love this photo of Jack keeping the dinosaurs at bay!
2 Pretty Ladies, Sam and Kitty. Ready to go out.
Jack started 'big school' on Tuesday. Sam didn't want him to go! Doesn't he look super smart in his new uniform? He enjoyed his first day.
Daughter K and Granddaughter Lina walking into Chesterfield.
Lina's new haircut. Very smart.
It was my Granddaughter Kirsty's 24th birthday yesterday (Tuesday). She is a classroom assistant so had to go to work, but the children sang 'Happy Birthday' to her and she received lots of cards and presents. Here are a couple of photos from her special day:
All ready for work.
She met her fiancee for lunch at Burger King!
I had been a long day. Kirsty all ready for bed. She is such a pretty lady. I was there when she was born - and with Lina too!
Do you remember the other day, this was 2 buds? Now one of them is almost out.
A yellow tulip almost out
And finally a pink one.