Sunday, June 12, 2011

BBQ & Gardening

The sun made a rare appearance this week on a couple of days in fact. Best of all it was sunny on Friday and Saturday. Our neighbours Chris and Gord invited us round for a BBQ on Friday night, Rob helped Gord put up the new swing seat they purchased during the day and we got to try it out in the evening. The food and company were great.

I decided that I would try and do something with our 'shit heap' of a back yard on Saturday, my word it was hot! Sweat, yes I did! I dug a new flower bed under the back window where there was just a patch of mud, the ground, as I discovered is terrible, not much play to dig down as it is just solid rock. I finished that and cut the grass which was horrendously long, and generally swept up all the leaves left over from last year. When Rob returned from work we headed out to buy a few plants, having planted them it does look a lot better, just hope they can all survive in the limited soil.

While we were out looking for plants we also looked at some second hand cars. Most of which were pricey and a bit rusty, but we did find a couple that would meet our needs. Rob is still looking and we hope to find something this week if possible as he now has a start date for his new job, which is Monday 20th June. Still unclear as to how many hours it will be a week, but at least it's a start.

Last weekend we took a stroll out around the Public Gardens. It was the first time we had been there and it was very nice indeed. You can certainly tell how far behind in the seasons we are as Daffodils, Tulips and Magnolia were still out in bloom. The best part of the gardens for me is the tea room, where you can pick up a huge 2 scoop ice cream!!

Tulips in June in the Public Gardens

Have no clue what it is, but very pretty

The Pavillion at the Public Gardens

The newly created flower bed, complete with Meerkats


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