Monday, 23 March 2009

Working Party

Friday we set off for a weekend with David and Denise, my brother and sister-in-law, at their home in Bressingham Norfolk. They're in the throes of renovating an old house and garden so there is always plenty to do. Saturday we were joined by Robert, my other brother, and his family - we now had a sizable working party! After lunch we started cutting the top 6 feet off of an overgrown privet hedge that stretched down one side of a garden that runs to well over an acre. What could have been a thankless chore was actually a really enjoyable afternoon working together. Jack, the twelve year old nephew, was on tractor duty, running back an forth with the ride on mower trailer attached, taking the cuttings off to the paddock for burning later. In between his tractor driving he was also driving around the paddock on his new second hand motorbike and yes, I did take it for a spin round!
Many hands make light work as they say and there was quite a sense of achievement at the results of our efforts.
Fletcher and Floyd were in their element playing with big cousin Bentley, David's six year old Labrador and little cousin Ramsay, Robert's 10 month old Cocker Spaniel. Sunday evening both dogs were comatose in their beds by half seven and Joe and I were in a likewise condition about nine......

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Lesley, I am new to this blog business and well and truly hooked! How on earth do you get anything done? Reading your tales has made me smile, especially this one "Working Party" I can't wait to get established with my blog, photos etc. In the meantime I will follow your story with interest. By the way your sunset pictures are gorgeous, and your right about it being well worth getting up early for. Debbie Nb Tickety Boo. PS your dogs are adorable!

Nb Caxton said...

Debbie
I know just what you mean, blogging is quite addictive isn't it? Let me know when you are up and running with your blog and I will link to it. The boys say that they agree with you; they are adorable!
take care
Lesley

Debbie said...

Thankyou for your reply. I have started my blog I wouldn't say it was up and running more of a slow crawl! I don't know too much about computers so I hope I get better with time. My blog is a bit of a mish mash at the moment. But please do link to it. [Whatever that means!] Apologies for being thick as a gang plank! Hello to the adorable two from our gorgeous boy, Bobby, our Scottish Terrie. Take care. Debbie. NB Tickety Boo.