Been busy?

April 29, 2007

I havent been posting over the weekend because I’ve* been working hard.

Started with this.

Decking 002

Moved some of it in here.

Decking 005

Dug lots of these.

Decking 010

Cut loads of wood and ended up with this.

Decking 016

It’s a work in progress and I’ll update you when more is done.

Of course, my arms and bones have their own story to tell.

It goes like this.

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch! 🙂

* And with loads of help from Paul’s Stepdad and Brother, Trevor and Russell.

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Fave Foto Friday # 9

April 27, 2007


India2k5 059 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.

Forget the “Hot Pot, Betty!”

How about Suckling Pig Crispy Crackling? Advance Order 1 Day Before.

On the beach!


Crazy canes.

April 24, 2007


canes Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.

I love these crazy english translations on things.

“Green Garden Stakes are with fine colour and hardness in quality.

They are rich in elasticity, and widely used for supporting plants both at home and in gardens.

MADE IN CHINA.”


Some Allotment photos

April 23, 2007

Here are some pictures from earlier, I’ll try to get some updated ones this week.


Plot 66 014 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Allotment 001 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Allotment 002 Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.


Blow me!

April 23, 2007

I’ve been so busy with the garden that I’ve neglected things here on the blog, that and the fact that nothing interesting is happening in my life.

As an act of desperation, I thought I would write about my annoyance with random mundane items, in this example its about washroom Hand-dryers.

What is it with Hand-dryers? They never work properly and yes, it is annoying.

The old style, push-a-button ones are usually ok, though in my experience they all too often have broken heating elements. Thus you get a gale force blast of cold air that doesnt actually dry your hands.

Oh, and that flap that you can flick to direct air at your face is super sensitive and keeps flicking up for no reason.

The most annoying ones are those equipped with a sensor to start them. The sensor is always in the wrong place! You have to shove your hands right to the back. Then when they do turn on, its blowing on your wrists! So you move your hands into the airstream and it switches off, its like a frustrating game off cat and mouse until you give in and dry your hands on your jeans.

There’s a third type that also annoy. These are a hole in the wall unit that combine soap dispenser, water spray and blow dryer. You put your hands in and it squirts soap on your hands. Next it sprays water on them befor switching on the blower. touble is the spray doesnt last long enough to fully rinse away the soap and the dryer doesnt stay on long enough to fully dry. Grrrrrr. You cant even re-start the cycle with getting squirted with soap again.

So there you go, its official, I can be annoyed by the most unlikely of items.


Daily Digest

April 21, 2007

Todays News.

I went topless again today after getting the car roof fixed on Thursday. Hurrah!, Love it.

Did you know that over 80% of humans with red hair or fair skin have a dysfunctional variant of the Mc1r gene? Thats right, its a Ginger Gene! and its dysfunctional 🙂 hahaha!

My brother “found” 4 scaffold planks and dropped them off at trevs, we used the curcular saw to make enough lengths for 8 raised beds on the Allotment.

I discovered that veg and flowers seeds are on sale at Netto for a fabulous 19p a packet! Even cheaper than the 29p at LIDL.

I sowed some Cauliflower and Cucumber seeds indoors in seed trays.

When Carphone Warehouse say please allow 30 days for your cheque to arrive, they mean it. Notification received 23-03-07, cheque received 21-04-07.

We had our first salad of the year in which we were able to include leaves from the garden, they were Spinach, Little Gem, Salad Bowl and Mint.

Mixing a few baby mint leaves into a salad is a brilliant idea!

That is all.


Fave Foto Friday # 8

April 20, 2007

Feb Snow 07

Less than 3 months ago we had some snow, so its nice to look back now and relish the luvverrly warm weather we are enjoying.

However, looking back at last years photos I see that we actually had a day or two of snow in April so I should’nt speak too soon!