Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A New Lane.

This week the contractors are re-surfacing our lane.   We were given due warning and were told that it would be sometimes difficult to get in or out on to the Main Road, but so far things have run quite smoothly.   This morning, my 'Exercise' morning, friend W was unable to get to the farm (thank goodness for the mobile phone) so at the last minute I had to drive myself and go round the long way - only a slight inconvenience.   The workmen told me that by the time I returned I should be able to get in the 'normal' way .  I had to remove a few bollards - but I managed it and I must say that it is lovely driving over such a smooth surface - plus the smell of tar is wonderful for clearing the nasal passages.

The farmer (who doesn't like to miss anything!) seems to have spent the morning - and so far this afternoon - hovering somewhere near the lane - cleaning up pine cones and pine needles (a never ending job), cutting back the bramble thorns in the hedge and generally trimming back various shrubs.   Now the workmen are nearly to the bottom of the lane, so they will soon be finished and we shall be back to an open lane again.

After an hour's strenuous (for me) exercise this morning I just feel like sitting around this afternoon, so shall spend it catching up on everyone's blog.  Our Tuesday morning class has closed after today as our Local Authority have withdrawn their funding, but luckily there is another class which meets on a Wednesday afternoon - so next week I shall go to that.   This will mean I shall be out Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons for a while (classes on Art and Literature and on Diaries on Thursdays and Fridays from this week).   This should mean body and brain exercised thoroughly!!

11 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

You're a busy gal!

Bovey Belle said...

I am envious of your classes. I am hoping when we finally move, to be able to do something similar. Everything here is so far away . . .

Elizabeth said...

You manage to keep amazingly busy.
Absolutely the way to go !

Joanne Noragon said...

When I was a child our road was paved in tar (when it was paved). Summer, to me, is the smell of hot tar under the blazing sun, and the sound of it under our bike wheels.

Gwil W said...

Tar for the news 😉

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Why, yes. I use Tar Scented nasal spray when I am stuffy, too. LOL!
But seriously, like Joanne, the smell of tar in the summer is a childhood memory.

Em Parkinson said...

I love that tar smell Pat! When they did our lane I would go out and have a sneaky sniff.

Heather said...

The smell of tar takes me right back to childhood when the road outside my school was resurfaced and a steam roller smoothed down gravel into the hot tar - it smelt even better after a shower of rain.
Men peer through hedges and women peep round curtains to see what goes on!
Your afternoon classes sound very interesting.

angryparsnip said...

I must say this again... you live in a wonderful village and have such a interesting life.

huggles to Tess !
cheers, parsnip

Hildred said...

The Farmer reminds me of most men who manage to find something busy to do close by to where interesting things are happening! You are certainly keeping busy yourself these days, - all good!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for calling in.