The Fraggle Holiday report~part 1

Well our holiday has got off to a cracking start with not too bad weather yesterday, so on with the house & garden jobs! Phil wanted to clear out the loft so had got most of that done at the beginning of the week when I was still at work. I had loads of trophies from days of yore (well 1998-2003) when I was into 10 pin bowling, and decided as they sat in the loft doing nothing, it was a good time to get rid of them. However when Phil got the boxes down I went on a sentimental journey bak in time and awwwwing all over the shop and couldn’t bare to part with them all, so spent a fair amount of time deciding which to keep and which to throw out.

Quite a few to get through!

a few trophies
a few trophies

I played in a 3 man/girl team called The Crystal Balls to start with, but we changed our name to Spare Parts at some stage, can’t remember why, and played in a league on Monday nights. I wasn’t too bad at it, so have kept the trophies with my highest scores, and when I came 1st ๐Ÿ™‚

trophies-14

trophies-17

12 years on and I haven’t been in an alley since.I’d forgot all about it and the trophies, it was kinda cool to remember my achievements.

Afterwards, we did our first trip out of the holiday, to the recycle plant in South Shields..

bootfull
bootfull

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And when we got home, Phil got on with the heavy garden work.

We have a back screen of Leylandiiย trees, which grow at a tremendous rate, and they’d got a bit unmanageable.

Health & Safety don't look!
Health & Safety don’t look!

I went for a walk up to our local post office, and took a few iphone shots on the way.

nice front garden up the road
nice front garden up the road
shadow fence
shadow fence
can you guess the sunday challenge this week? :)
can you guess the sunday challenge this week? ๐Ÿ™‚

yes, Fences is the theme for this Sunday, so took the opportunity while it was there.

Gorgeous Clematis Montana
Gorgeous Clematis Montana
Reaching rosebuds
Reaching rosebuds

by the time I got back, Phil was in need of a rest and some help clearing the debris.

getting there
getting there

And that was our 1st day done!

This morning we got up early as Phi baad to take the cats to the vets for injections, and I had to go to the dentist.

The window of the torture room
The window of the torture room
Survivor Skye
Survivor Skye
Survivor Storm
Survivor Storm

and then it rained on and off for most of the day. When I got home from the dentist I found Phil having a bonfire in the garden to get rid of loads of old bills and paperwork that he’d gathered over the years.

pyro~man
Pyro~man

and this afternoon Phil cracked on and got the rest of the hedge done, but I forgot to take a picture of it, so will do tomorrow. And tomorrow we are doing a 500 mile round trip to go and have lunch with my son, a bit of a bonkers drive, especially on a Friday on a bank holiday weekend! But looking forward to seeing Ben ๐Ÿ™‚

laters gaters

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10 thoughts on “The Fraggle Holiday report~part 1

  1. Well you have both been very busy…. I hope you have a nice time visiting your son, and find something to shoot along the way;)! Safe travels friend.
    Love your fence shots. And your felines.. So sweet!!!!
    This is a long week end for us also. Memorial Day is Monday. And we’ll be on an adventure…….

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