A spot of bricklaying today. I haven’t done it myself in fact, though I have been doing the pointing and tidying up afterwards, because I’ve had too much else on. Those of you who have visited us may remember, opposite the wall that Dave, the Sage and I built, we have widened the drive a little, taking in a bit of the lawn and, because the level drops, a low retaining wall is needed to keep the lawn where it is. Just four courses of bricks, and after that is completed, a little compacting of rubble and some weedkiller along the drive and then we can finally get the whole job completed. Which will be a great relief, let’s hope for dry weather in the next week or two.
The children came in again today so that their mother could pack up the car, ready for their holiday tomorrow. Part of our present to Pugsley was an elaborate Lego Toy Story kit, and we were building that. It took a long time. It is marked Age 7 – 12, so he needed a bit of help (our family has always been ambitious, age-wise, with Lego) but it was all good fun. We completed three sections of the five, and they could be played with individually or together.
Most of the family will be on holiday soon. Ro and Dora are off to Egypt tomorrow, Al and co off to Dorset and Wink is going to Spain next week. Weeza and I have just been commiserating with each other, we’re the only ones without a holiday to look back on or forward to. She and the children are coming over tomorrow, Phil is visiting friends near Cambridge. He plans to cycle there. I think he’ll have a warm journey. What gorgeous weather we’re having, such a treat at this time of year.