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Saturday, 24 June 2017

The Doors arrived.

Hello All!

I'm pleased to day that our patio doors did arrive, not on Monday as promised ~ apparently some glass was broken in the factory, make of that what you will ~ but on Thursday.  Installation went well and work on the rest of the build can now continue.
The next day the lovely builder removed the old patio door and window from our current living room, this will become a cave snug.  The gap at the top is for a window.
Mr Clicky and me painted some more of the old fence, which was looking very faded.
What do you think now?  The rose ~ about the only thing in the garden at the moment is in full flower.
It's called Geoff Hamilton ~ a name known to UK gardeners ~ and is a real stunner, with a beautiful delicate scent.  When a man arrives with a digger next week, to level the garden and dig soak aways I will make sure it is protected.
As with the rest of the country we have experienced a real blast of hot weather, getting up to 31 degrees which is reflected in the purplish colours in the temperature blanket.
Now I love heat, mainly when I'm lying next to a pool with cocktail in hand, but even I think for working in, it's been too much.  We've had all the doors open at school trying to get drafts through, and there are wafts of suncream as children as slopping it on.  Don't even get me going on night temperature and lack of sleep.

Master Clicky continues to play cricket at the weekend, so is developing 'farmers arms' ~ brown on the bottom, white on the top.  I was bemoaning how hard it was to get grass stains out of cricket whites to another cricket mum at school and she suggested Swarfega.  I bought some and as soon as I opened the lid I was transported back to my childhood on the family farm.  We used to have a massive pot under the sink, to transform oily hands and arms to normal.
I gave the offending stain  a scrub and walloped the whites in the washing machine.
Result:  I'm pretty pleased with that.
That's me for now, as always have a good week............Clicky Needles.


  1. You sure are getting a lot done there at your home! We're working on putting new boards on our deck.. very disruptive as I know you understand! Is your house made of local stone? Nice! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. You would not exist in Sydney's hot summer temperatures which can go up to 11 degrees hotter than you are experiencing at the moment. We don't have air conditioning but hope to put it in before next summer. I exist using towels which I wet, and place inside a plastic bag and refrigerate. When the one around my neck gets hot, I replace it with a cold one. Regards Robyn

  3. The doors are wonderful, so exciting to see the changes being made on your house. Be careful in the heat!

  4. Progress, yay! My daughter and SIL spread cedar chips and gravel in the garden with temps around 100degrees here in Boring, Oregon, USA, yesterday and today so you have our sympathy. :) xx

  5. your renovations look great! I love the temperature blanket so far and the idea is fun. It has been crazy weather so far here in Toronto, lots of rain and thunderstorms. That's good you got the stains out with the Swarfega, I will keep that in mind! have a good week too!

  6. Dear CN, since reading your blog and putting in a comment (above) I have spent sick time reading through all of your blog while lying in bed. Just love reading it and will be returning to read future contributions. Love your knitting projects and crocheting too. Hope to visit UK next year and am looking forward to buying some British wool. Regards, Robyn

  7. Sorry you've not been well, but lovely to have you on board!

  8. A patio door is a good investment, and it’ll surely increase the value of your house.


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