Another lovely spring day. P’s son O. came round to prune the trees in our front garden. They are getting too tall and close to the overhead wires. We have also decided to remove the tree closest to the house as it is too close and likely to do damage.
As O’s girlfriend was at work he brought his little daughter, P’s granddaughter for her to look after while he worked. I was busy removing the branches as he cut them off. I’m keeping the larger branches to cut up for the fire next year. Continue reading 15th March 2017
P. is out again today, so I start off making her a packed lunch to take with her.
While she is out, I investigate my box of photographs which are currently kept in the conservatory. I’m thinking ahead to Assignment 4 and I have an idea of which photograph to describe. It is one that was taken by my father during the Second World War. It is a real piece of history. Continue reading 14th March 2017
A lovely spring day, so I spent the whole of today in the garden.
The main job was to clean out and refill the duck’s pond. It is a small pond, about the size of a normal bath in their fenced area. During the summer it has a pump and filter to keep it clean, but during the winter it has to be taken out to protect it from frost. I’ve decided that today is the day that it can go back in, so the first task is to empty the pond. I can get so far with a pump, but eventually I have to bale it out, first with a bucket and then with a shovel. As the ducks poo in the water, this is the filthiest job you an ever imagine. Continue reading 13th March 2017
Today we went to the morning service at our little church. The service starts at 9.30 so we had to be up reasonably early to allow P. to get ready. Once again I was asked to make one of the readings, which today was a rather meaningless reading from Genesis. Continue reading 12th March 2017
Anther quiet Saturday. I spent some time sorting out the Chickens, then in the afternoon I decided that it was time to clean our cars. Continue reading 11th March 2017
A much more interesting day. We had decided to keep today free, so that we can go to Cambridge. At the weekend my stepson Stephen gave P. and myself our late Christmas presents, which were book tokens, so we decided that Cambridge was the best place to buy books. Continue reading 10th March 2017
We decided last night that we would do our shopping today in order to keep tomorrow free.
We started off with breakfast at Dobbies restaurant then went to Tesco. We have a voucher to save seven pounds which is a good saving. It is amazing how long just a short shopping trip takes, it was lunchtime when we got home again. Continue reading 9th March 2017
I spent a lot of time today reshooting my assignment. I’m not sure whether it is suitable but for the moment it is the best that I can achieve. I may well think about finding another subject from this diary in case it proves not to be good enough. Continue reading 8th March 2017
Another day spent at home. I spent some time working on editing my next assignment but I decided that some of it needs reshooting. Back to square one. Continue reading 7th March 2017
After travelling down to Thetford yesterday we spent much of today at home.
I did make one small trip into Downham Market to pick up a parcel from the sorting office. We didn’t know what it was as we weren’t expecting anything but it was addressed to P. and it turned out that she had won a magazine competition. For that she received a sewing kit and a book. Continue reading 6th March 2017