Thursday 9th August

My tactics to stop anyone buying the house for sale next door has obviously worked. They’ve dropped the price! I really didn’t do anything apart from shout out “get ere now” in best foghorn voice. Oh the trials and tribulations of being a midlife Mum lol ….wonder what I can do next….I’ll hang my undies out the front hee hee hee

Tuesday 7th August

Am having a “fat day” today. Hate my c-section scar on days like this as it always feels uncomfortable. Wearing lovely big pants that go over my scar and favourite, oldest pair of leggings. They are at least 20 years old but I love them…not ready to part with them just yet…although they may be “parting” from me on their own accord as the elastic is going…..

Monday 6th August

It rained last night and the body count in the pond is steadily growing. The tally so far is 6 beetles, 1 spider, 2 earwigs and a woodlouse! Backfilled the pond this evening with sand and filled it with water. Decanted most of the water from the container pond. I shall use the container as a plant pot – just need husband to drill drainage holes in it…in the same place where he blocked the holes with sealant! I’m not winning in the popularity stakes at the moment….he thinks he’s on to a promise….he’s mistaken tee hee hee

Bugs….by Little Miss age 7

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Saturday 4th August

Husband went out this morning on a mission. I did suggest reading my book on how to construct a pond but he waved that off. He obviously knows best! I was going to mark out the hole using garden canes and the hose, but he came back with a tin of spray paint! Anybody want a bundle of bamboo and some rubber….listing now on EBay lol

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This pond lark is hard work

Friday 3rd August

Must be the heat but the waste drain was blocked again.Β  Husband has his uses and give him a plunger and a coil of wire and he’s in his element – in fact up to his arms in it! So, once more things are flowing freely….. really should cancel that policy with Thames Water. Showed my appreciation by delivering thoughtful anniversary gift. Husband absolutely delighted…. could hardly contain his excitement….