Well you ladies came through for us once again. Thanking you all kindly. I think we'll probably go with that carpet. Well it's only for one room at the moment, we can always change our minds later on.
Now, Mr Red Gingham LOVES his cups of tea. I think it's the English boy in him. Apparently he even had it in his bottles when he was a wee lad! What is a more fitting present, just for the fun of it, than a cup of tea coaster?
And since I am frequently given a cup of tea on the holiday mornings, 8.30am sharp (thank you big girls!), I though I'd better make myself one. Oops, I forgot to add the steam! Well I'm quite used to having it cold I guess.
And look, it works! A wonderful addition to our new bedroom and magnificent looking with my fav CK mug.
Now these next photos are going to shock you. This was our front garden. It might look lovely and lush in this photo, but in reality, just to the left it was a tip of dead plants and overgrown madness. Oh and agapanthus galore! You've never seen so many, I swear. So anyway, Mr Digger rang this morning at 7am!! Yes before my tea had even been thought of!
And at 8am he arrived with the help. It was a cracker of a day for them. Well they made mince meat of our plants. Trees ripped from the ground like they were made of paper. Oh to see those dreaded aggies loaded into the truck - it was a welcome sight I can tell you.
Anyway the roots of these Robinia's were very exposed after a bit of hauling and in the end we decided that...
they must go too!!!!!
Oh my goodness, what have we done?!! There's no going back now is there? Actually this photo is taken from my kitchen window and I feel like I've just been given a wide screen TV. I think I can be the neighbourhood watch person on patrol full time now. I quite like it. It makes our section look huge. Oh and check out No.1 helping!! It's a rare sight, there must have been something fun in it for her.
We are going to plant up pretty quickly to hide some of our expansive view. A nice hedge along the front, big bushes along the fence line, more parking space/bike riding area, and some nice soft grass at the front. The girls are so excited about the grass bit. We don't have a blade of grass here! We'll have to get one of those clickity clack hand mowers, how neat.
On the left you can see the remains of our letterbox. No.2 was dreadfully upset seeing it this way :( I had no idea she would feel like this! She used to stand on it to wave people goodbye. But I have to say, it was getting a little cramped up there when all four of them wanted to wave!!
They'll be back tomorrow to remove the big pile of soil. At 7.30am. Yep. No cuppa once again.