The day started off alright. It is always uplifting to look out to the woods and watch the trees getting greener by the day nearly.
Today Mike arranged to hire a shredder so he could reduce the volume of the compost heaps. A simple task one would think. Well there was one problem after another and having taken the shredder back for repair and then another trip because the extension lead wasn't right, he finally managed to get it working by lunch time only to go off to work, I was expecting him to have the day off, silly me.
So I decided to have a go. I didn't make much impact before stopping for lunch although I'd been going for an hour. When I returned the ---thing wouldn't stay running but kept cutting out.
In my endeavours to get it going I stood on the plug and broke it so that was that, I wasn't going to risk any more damage.
I then decided to take it out on the ground elder which has really taken over in the front garden. It makes me want to weep it is so bad, the only consolation being the fact I can actually get down to do it once more and the lovely perfume from the Wisteria.
The last disaster for the day was Beth's doing.
We returned from our walk with her in proud possession of a ball she had found. We have a cupboard full, she doesn't get to keep them long and this is one reason why.
I sat down for a cup of tea and was enjoying looking at Francis blog The Fairegarden, her photography is stunning. I turned to see Beth soaking wet and covered in mud rolling on the carpet! What a mess. She had come in with wet feet all over the kitchen floor and all on the carpet.
I feared the worst and yes she had been pursuing her favourite past time of dunking her ball in the hip bath and going in feet first to try and get it out which of course she rarely manages. Instead she dug out my new water lily which was only planted a week ago. She had knocked over pots of lilies and hostas in her eagerness to get to the ball.
So all in all not the best of days, but Mike did get the shredder going and we did a bit more late afternoon and well tomorrow's another day.
Hear she is after she'd dried off a bit on my carpet!