The days are merging together in these strange times often until I have no idea of the day, never mind the date. I'm still doing remote teaching but the uptake has been poor. I do hope they're all ok. Everyone seems to be enjoying lovely weather and I'm seeing photos of people doing fab things in their gardens.
Going to my allotment counts as my daily exercise (and Emma's!!) and keeping busy there and in my garden is helping me stay sane. Dad's funeral is this week. I think once we get past it things can settle into a new normal for us.
Today I finally got my polytunnel erected on my plot. It took me all day. A second pair of hands would have been useful but thanks to social distancing I had to manage by myself.
Dismantling the raised bed box took much longer than I thought!! The concrete slabs were really heavy. And moving the rhubarb was a nightmare.
But finally the area was clear. You can see Emma was impressed. Not!
The frame was pretty straightforward. Everything was numbered and the diagram was really clear. I splashed out on one with a proper door instead of a zippy one. And I bought hot spot tape for the frame. It helps prolong the life of the cover. We shall see!
The door went on first. It took a few goes before I realised one of the poles was backwards! To be fair the diagram didn't show the difference. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!
Ta da!!! I'm flipping knackered tonight though.
I also made Lemon and Gin marmalade this week. It's really good!
Especially on pancakes! Pancake recipe HERE
My friend brought me a jigsaw. It's been a long time since I've done a jigsaw. It'll be a long time before I do one again!
In a flash of inspiration I moved my bookcases out of the study into the living room. The study will become the living room area in my Air BnB next year so I was wondering what to do with all my books. I'm loving them being closer at hand in the evenings.
And finally to finish off this rambling post, Emma got a new pink bed. She loves it.
Hope you are all doing ok. Stay safe and stay home everyone! 💗