I realise I have been a bit quiet lately – I am still here but not always able to write a post or comment on yours. Life has been a bit hectic with a few problems brewing and I have been helping other people this week as and when they have needed it.
This weekend we went on a visit to one of my dearest and oldest friends since our days at art college together. Sadly she is terminally ill and it is so painful watching her decline. We had a bit of a reunion with another college friend reminiscing of the good old days when we all shared a student house together. Life is so precious and the years go by so fast – I resolved in the car home tonight to live every day in the best way that I can because life is so very short.
On a brighter note we went to our Beach Cottage a couple of weekends ago. Saturday was bright and sunny and we managed a trip to the tip (I get taken to all the nicest places) with some of our rubble and a bit of a dig in the garden.
Did I mention we have a slight problem with rubble – most of this is the remains of the concrete living room floor. It was dug up and a new concrete floor laid with a damp proof course. The rubble is being carried away to the tip bit by bit in our trailer. We can now see quite a bit of the hard standing by the garage.
The black polythene that has been covering a large part of our seaside garden had torn away in places by the wind leaving weeds springing up and starting to take root in the rubble. Being neat and tidy minded I do like our rubble pile to be neat and tidy too, so I set about clearing and digging this little patch around it as you can see. I pulled the edge of the polythene back over the mound of earth which needs flattening off but that will have to be another visit. Eventually I was rained off but felt quite pleased with the small area I had done and thought it looked a bit less of a ‘tip’.
On the Sunday it poured down with rain and this picture is the same view at the bottom of our garden as my header but looking very grey and dismal, we couldn’t even see the land across the bay.
It is amazing how during the winter months the whole beach shifts around even some quite large boulders.
It was obvious that the sea had been washing over the grass from time to time leaving pebbles and debris scattered about. Until winter is over and the sea calms down it is not worth clearing anything here.