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So, how did you celebrate the Spring Equinox, Lexie? :-)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

By building garden furniture in the snow. How else? LOL

No, it wasn't that bad. It was more sleet and the occasional hailstone. And barely above freezing, which chilled me to the bone. I'm still feeling cold, even though I have been indoors with the heating turned up for the last three hours.

Still, it was worth it...

Now you see the bramble...

and now you don't...

My lovely gardener started work in earnest today. First I dragged him to B&Q for a garden bench and a table, which we then brought home and built, then he took his hedge trimmer to the bramble, cleared it, and saved both my Rowan and my Bay. He even gave the Bay a trim before he left! Incidentally, the table has a hidden surprise... First it is a table...

but if you get cold, you pull on the ring in the middle, and voila! You have a firepit instead...

Now that's what I call multi-tasking! :-)

Oh, and the garden bench was supposed to be just a cheap wooden bench, but when I spotted this little beauty, I had a change of plan...

Now I can be out there in all (well, most) weathers, all comfy on a seat that can rock me to sleep, with a nice fire to keep me warm. :-)

Next stage, off to Kent Blaxill to choose some paving on Friday, all being well. :-)

Meet our resident Blackbird! He is keeping a close eye on proceedings. I hope he approves.

Maggie is also watching us carefully for signs of noms and shinies:

Incidentally, if you can find the Young's Gastro range in your local supermarket, I can heartily recommend the Basa cooked in a lemon and herb tempura batter. It truly melts in the mouth! It is only 252 calories, and is substantial enough that you don't need anything except some veggies with it. Utterly delicious!

Happy Alban Eiler, everyone (that's Druid for Happy Spring Equinox). :-)
Lex xxx
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    Lexie, I can just picture myself lying on your swing taking a nap. I have been looking at one very much like yours and I think it is calling my name. May have to go get one. I keep telling myself that spring is here but Mother Nature is not listening. Enjoy the backyard.
    1915 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    How exciting to have your garden done up nicely! I love the table/fire pit combo. How genius! I also love your covered swing. I think I could stretch out on it and take a nice nap.

    1918 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Your garden looks so nice and relaxing. Enjoy it!!
    The first two pictures sure do resemble where I live - snow, snow and more snow as well as below zero temperatures! Hope spring finds us soon.
    1918 days ago
    Those are nice additions to your yard. I'm sure you'll enjoy them!
    1918 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    Looking good!
    1918 days ago
    That table is hot stuff emoticon
    1918 days ago
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    1918 days ago
    Love the table, what a great idea.
    Well at least you got some gardening done Lex, it's still too wet to do anything in ours emoticon
    1918 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I think these call those fancy tables chimera here. Awesome you have the budget for a gardener and to buy that cool garden furniture! Going to have a wonderful summer enjoying them!
    We are recycling our snow today. The winds are so strong, its pulled up the snow from the ground and whirling it around in the air, and ripping it off the roofs. When I first looked outside in the morning, I really thought it was snowing!!
    Nice to hear from you at long last, I hope this means things are going smashing for you!
    Take care of yourself!
    Linda xxx
    1918 days ago
    That is an awesome table!!! Everything is looking good!! emoticon

    I hope spring is coming soon!! emoticon
    1919 days ago
    Love the table and swing Lexie! Wonderful! I'm wondering where Spring is also, especially since we'll be getting 3 plus inches of the white stuff tomorrow, Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday. Hey Mother Nature!! Where's Spring?!!?
    1919 days ago
    Lexie what a lovely swing and table you are going to have a lovely time out there. Your garden is going to be fab.
    Happy Spring stay warm
    1919 days ago
    I did laundry.
    1919 days ago
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