Well, it's been a few days since I wrote anything, so here I am raring to go.
In truth, nothing much has happened but life is very pleasant at the moment.
Summer is very much on its way, and this part of the world is really coming
into its own. There's an explosion of a million different greens, wherever you
look. And of course everything is growing so fast at the moment - we're mowing
the lawn every week and last week John, who helps us with the garden once or
twice a year, paid a visit. Currently, then, the driveway is filled with three
great piles of tidied-up foliage. Still, very enjoyable even though I only really
get time at weekends. Barbeques each Saturday and Sunday, soon I'll look like
a burger. The hanging baskets, herbs and strawberries bought recently are all
doing well, and we remain impressed by this new mower (which I think I mentioned
previously). Next tasks will be to rake the lawn and to dig some fertiliser
into the borders.
Alice is very happy currently, she spends a lot of time in the garden playing
with the kids next door. They're very excited currently because they're off
on a family holiday to Hong Kong next week, I think. For both of the kids its
their first time flying.
Work is going quite well. Despite the comments of a few weeks ago, I think
there is a definite pick up in the market, so although we had a setback it's
really only a matter of time. It's just a shame that there's no scope to do
anything much with the current clients, since they are quite nice, but what
I'm doing just doesn't turn me on and doesn't pay well. Still, I've recently
revamped the cv so I'll keep pushing for a change.
Off out in a minute to get some garden furniture, just some cheap plastic stuff
(we don't take sufficient care of things to get anything more up-market). Plus
the weekly shop - could it be another barbie tonight? We'll see.
Must just mention the bike. Been getting out on it a bit and its great. The
changes I made to the gears and the chainset have been really good, despite
the sense of foreboding I felt at the time. But then I'm always the same with
DIY stuff. I always start things hesitantly because I think of how wrong I could
do things, but they generally turn out well in the end.