Okay, so it’s been a little while since the last update. I hoped to included daily updates but that is looking unrealistic. I’ll try, but no promises!
One of the best occasions over the last week was a lovely dinner shared in the shade of a cherry tree. It was a little piece of paradise for a couple of hours. The restaurant, The Cherry Tree, cooked a delicious haddock, including some Mediterranean vegetables and potatoes. It was actually both healthy and delicious! The setting was what really capped off the night though.
Another update is that we’ve started to clean up the terrace overlooking the back garden. It needed a spruce up as it had started to look a bit dilapidated. The rail was rusting and there was a lot of missing brickwork around the edges. We’ve completely replaced the railing, and made a start adding some rustic looking stones around the edges. When we add some flowers and a small table and chair set it will be completely transformed. It will be a lovely way to spend a summer evening when it is fully completed.
Decisions About the Garden
The garden I feel will be a perpetual work in progress. The dahlias will form a part of a flower hill, but I’m concerned that it won’t have any particular ‘look’ and will just look untidy. I’m also not sure about the buckthorn and elderberries, whether to keep them or cut them back for another year. Decisions, decisions!
I have really taken to the Jump Manual course I told you about. Basketball might just be the perfect sport for fitness as you are completely drained after a workout, but it always feels like fun! Cycling and jogging start to get tedious quickly, so I really needed an alternative. The basketball training program is focused around the vertical jump aspect, so I hope to add some inches to my jump. At the moment though I am working on my overall fitness and starting to see some results.
Today’s musical inspiration – Whiskeytown: Yesterday’s News