My new fence is looking splendid and is almost finished - I shall put a photograph on then. The weather has really been first class for the job and my joiner/gardener has worked really hard on it. Now all that remains is to finish the creosoting - he came and started today when it was very foggy. The fog thickened and by mid-afternoon had become fine rain, so he abandoned the job and went home. I was pleased as he has developed a terrible cold and I felt he should be at home with a few hot toddies and with his feet up.
Meanwhile friends W and M and I all went out to our usual venue for lunch. Delicious as always - we had the same this week: a starter of red onion, beetroot, a strong cheese sauce and a salad mix. The next course was a chicken, ham and leek pie with lovely roasted carrot and parsnip and a tub of chips. Far too much, but that's better than not enough.
Then we had a look round the items for sale tomorrow - it is a Fine Art and Fine Furniture sale and the stuff in the sale was exquisite. I got home and had only been in a short while when the furniture shop rang to say that my sitting room curtains were ready and could they bring them to hang. What a pleasant surprise. It is only a fortnight since my decorator left and I had been led to believe it might be Christmas before my curtains were ready. Now they are up, beautifully hung and drawn against a dismal night outside. The room looks and feels much warmer.
I tipped all my tulip bulbs into a bucket, gave them a good mix up and now they are ready for putting in. A pleasant surprise was that when I unsnipped them from their bags I found I had totally miscalculated and had only bought 150 not 250 - a much more realistic number to plant. Divided into groups of five units that means only 30 bulbs per unit of ground. One a day starting tomorrow means that they will all be in by Wednesday - the day when the weather is destined to become wintry - so hopefully I shall beat it.
What a busy week this has been. And, judging by my calendar, next week is going to be just as busy, particularly as I have a dear friend coming
to stay the night on Tuesday - so one thing is for sure - there will be plenty of chat that night.