Jul 112020
 

July 6: Finished laying the foundation for the terrace and the extension to the patio.  Chopped down the palm tree in the front garden & took out the stump.  

July 8: Started laying the flagstones!  Most of the terrace and a start on the patio extension!  A bit of a wet day, but not too chilly.  The first photo is an action shot of the lads at work. 

July 9:  Still wet, a bit chillier.  No sign of the workmen.

July 10:  Much better weather, and great progress on the stone work (but a bit more to do in the back still).  First two shots are early this morning; the rest, very late in the day.  The existing patio is extremely dirty, and is not actually as dark as it looks.  There’ll be a bit of contrast though, even after the new stone has aged, but not too much.  

July 13 & 14 (mostly the 13th):  Finished most of the flagstones (still have the edge pieces to do), and the borders.  Turned over a bit of earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by on 11 Jul 2020
Jun 282020
 

Back garden at night during landscaping

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25 June

26 June

 

29 June – Finished digging out the extension to the side patio (2 pics on the left).  Hauled in a big pile of earth (middle pic).  Got rid of the stump of the tree on the side of garden (pic on the right).

 

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2-July:  Hauled in the base for the round terrace at the back-left (photos on the left) and the extension to the side patio (photos of the right).  Top row is from the study window, bottom from ground level.

 

 

 Posted by on 28 Jun 2020
Jun 202020
 

Paradise Lost…

11 June

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16 June

17 June

18th & 19th = rain days, 20th & 21st = weekend

22 June

23 June – The yard is nearly empty now… soon, it’ll be time to start making it into a garden.

And here’s a little video of the work so far:

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by on 20 Jun 2020
May 312020
 

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Sandymount, 9-May-2020

 

Sandymount, 30-May-2020

 

Our garden, 30-May-2020

Click here for a video of our garden, but I’m not sure why I called the granite stone bowls “pots”…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by on 31 May 2020
May 172020
 

Instructions

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Madeleine Peyroux, 29-Mar-2007, Radio Nacional de España, Madrid – t09 La Vie en Rose


Jermaine Landsberger & Sandro Roy, 20-Nov-2019 Munich, Germany – t06 – La Vie en Rose (instrumental)


Jermaine Landsberger & Sandro Roy, 20-Nov-2019 Munich, Germany – entire concert

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 Posted by on 17 May 2020