Jennifer's autobiography. Very amusing, of course, and lively. Things to learn about French and Sunders, like Dawn and Jen were together from college days and where Joanna Lumley fits into their story. 3 on the doors for Bonkers.
I know, there is work still to be done outside on the bungalow as can be seen through this window, but in spite of bright sunshine, the wind is bitingly cold man. Me fingers were freezing up, couldn't hold anything. The alternative? Retire to the garage workshop and make some painting canvases for the artist in residence. This time linen stretched on wooden frames. Not as cold in here with a heater fan blowing hot air up my trouser legs.
The fiat 500 I bought 11 years ago not long before we disappeared to Mongolia, now has a new home in Milton Keynes, sold to a father and son who are 500 enthusiasts. She will rise again, of that I am quite confident.
I read this book back in Singapore. I was a fan of Alan's travel documentaries. Having now read about his experiences during the WWII Italian campaign, I understand where his laconic and oft times insightful commentaries came from, always letting his subject or image do most of the talking. 4/5 on the door for Alan.
Three, 3 x 6 foot raised planter kits arrived yesterday for Gek to grow her veggie in.
Today built in place already. Specially installed for a short person in order that she doesn't have to stoop to tend the plants. Being on the north side of the bungalow the ground is shaded but with this arrangement the plants will be in the sunshine from the end of February to the middle of October. Notice the 1000 kg of John Innes stacked on the path. 40, 25 kg bags I carried round from the drive. Cream crackered was I that night. Also the apple and pear tree ready for planting. Very reasonably priced from Lidl.
The sandy area is to be a new conservatory in which Gek can get on with her painting. That is if she has any time left after taking care of her garden. The build should be under way by the end of the month. The design is quite ingenious with the supporting walls being made off site. These and the floor are suspended on 6 piers in our case, dug into the ground. Makes for a lot less mess and a quicker build. Neat.