Sunday, 5 September 2021

Running out of time.

Oh dear - almost time for Countryfile, which I love, and I have run out of time for putting on a post today.   Because I have visitors for the day on Wednesday I have been doing little jobs all day - watering all my  tubs so that I can wind the hose up on to the wall out of the way.   I know my visitors will wish to see the garden and with the hose draped around it is not safe.   So everything watered wall and the hose is now neatly up on the wall.

Then I noticed that all the window sills - especially those at the back of the bungalow, which face to the North, are festooned with fine cobwebs - this happens every  year - and need a good wipe down with warm, soapy water.  I learned one thing while doing it - spiders obviously eat crane flies because every web is full of crane fly wings.

That job done then I came round to the front and watered all the pots around the front door.  These days all these jobs take me such a long time and I also managed to get in my walk round the estate - going a little further than usual.

So now it is five minutes to Country File, so I shall sign off for today.   Sorry it is short and sweet but I will be here again tomorrow.   Until then, take care. 

16 comments:

Carol Caldwell said...

Short and sweet is fine. I am a lurker because I read every day but only comment occasionally. I hate spiders too. I greatly admire all that you do and posting so frequently too. Enjoy country file.

Derek Faulkner said...

I doubt many of us would worry about a few cobwebs outside, or that your visitors would possibly notice.
A lovely very warm and sunny day down here and a few hot days to come - so enjoyable and much needed.

Bovey Belle said...

I'm glad that you can keep some jobs done, to keep you active. We have just done a very busy two day Antiques Fair, so gosh, was I glad not to have to cook either nights (takeaway Indian curry) but tonight the plants needed watering - my Smoke Bush on the very dry bank was wilting in fact. So out with the house and a quick splash round.

Enjoy having your friends to visit.

Ellen D. said...

It is good to feel productive and the time passes quickly. Enjoy your show and have a nice evening!

busybusybeejay said...

Gosh.You have been busy.

Bonnie said...

You have gotten a lot done! It is hard work to scrub the outside of the windows! It is good to get those cobwebs off the house though. Enjoy watching Country File!

CharlotteP said...

You have done really well, today.
I am feeling quite pleased with myself, too. Having a new kitchen fitted tomorrow (the old one is 30 years old, and partly falling apart), so I've removed the contents of the kitchen (how did I accumulate so much stuff?) to the living room and spare bedroom. Will I ever find things again? This evening a very kind tech-savvy friend has been, fixed my mouse problem and got my dead laptop working again.

Heather said...

A busy day plus a longer walk - well done. Enjoy the visit from your friends during the week, and enjoy Countryfile this evening.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Charlotte Thank goodness for tech-savvy friends I say.

Cro Magnon said...

You would be horrified with our house; spider webs everywhere, inside and out.

Librarian said...

Can you come over and do my outside window sills next, Pat? :-)
Will your plants be fine without watering until after your visitors have gone? It has not been raining here for about a week now, and already the fields I passed yesterday on my walk were cracked under the summerly warm sun.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

If your weather forecast is the same as ours then you are wise to get as much done as possible before it turns warm later this week, though if it's as hot as they say those plants might need more water soon. I hope you enjoyed Countryfile!

Anne Brew said...

We had visitors last weekend and I swept the garden paths then went back out to pick a leaf I saw had fallen on it!
Back to normal levels of tidiness this week.

Kate said...

I'm sure your friends are coming to see you and not inspect your windowsills!

I'm happy for friends to pop by anytime and they're equally happy for me to do the same.

Isn't it nicer and more relaxed to be just yourself and not think you have to do things you wouldn't normally do? My friends couldn't care less about my spiders webs or untidiness, the same as I don't care about theirs. I go to see them not to judge how they live.

vic said...

Sounds like a productive day. I think it makes a person feel better to accomplish jobs around the house for yourself. It gives such satisfaction to be able to see tangible results of your activity. You can say to yourself, "There I have that done and doesn't it look great?!" I think that there are too many people around these days who look down on physical labor and have someone else come in to do the work saying to themselves that they are getting old and just can't manage that particular task or they don't have time to do that. They simply don't realize how positive and capable it makes a person feel to be able to do things for oneself.

The Weaver of Grass said...

To everyone who is horrified at the way I wash my outside window sills. I have always done it - my windows and sills are dark brown and also very attractive. I don't wish to see them festooned with conwbes and I have not done it because my visitors are coming - once a fortnight in Summer I wash my window sills come rain or shine and it is a job I can do and enjoy doing.

Yes John I did enjoy that tour round some of our islands - a good Country File this week

Thanks everyone - enjoyed your chat.