Saturday, April 28, 2007

The planter's finished!

Its taken a few weeks, but the planter in the front is now done!

We first had to build a wooden frame (tricky with all the concrete in the ground), line it with membrane fabric and fill it with soil, put in plants and cover it with bark chippings.

Then we put membrane around it to stop weeds, and bought some new stones to cover that.

The 'decking' next to it, is merely to cover the two manhole covers there, as obviously you can't cover them with stones. We're going to put some pots on this in time.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Hot weekend in Westcliff

It was a hot weekend in London, 25 - 26C. Grae and Fi invited us down to theirs for a Barbecue. On the Sunday, we headed down to the seafront for breakfast at Dino's...then along to Adventure Island, where Harvey went on a few rides.

Harvey playing in his 'tube'

John and Lara were there with their new daughter, who may be called Jasmine...or Paloma...or maybe something else entirely!

Harvey and Grae on the Big Wheel.

Fi and Harvey on the American Whip.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Well done Lisa Mari!!

Big Congratulations to Lisa Mari on Winning Miss Norway last night. She's now off to Miss World in Poland later this year! Looks like all our internet voting and Siv's text messages paid off!

Monday, April 09, 2007

I'm on the White Cliffs of Dover...thinking it over and over

Which of course is a line from a Blur Song. But this Easter Sunday, Siv and I travelled down to Dover to see the White Cliffs.

There was some rolling fog as we got into Dover.

We started with a fry up at Chaplins.

On our walk, we passed the South foreland Lighthouse.

After an hour or so, we arrived at St. Margaret's Bay, where we had a drink at The Coatguard.

Walking back we got a good view of Dover Castle.

After Dover, we headed towards Deal for a walk around. Where we passed the Timeball Tower.

Finally, we stopped for some food on the way home in Lenham, at the Dog and Bear. Very nice food!

Thursday before Easter at Paul and Anne's

Anne did a rather impressive Salmon en Croute!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Siv in Norway

Siv and the girlies went out to Rød, part of Hotell Molde. Seems they had a good time!

Siv went out with Mamma, Odd & Eva to Kaffe Kafe in Eide.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Night in Leigh on Sea

You're fired! PJ does The Apprentice.

After West Ham's win at home to Middleborough, we went down to Leigh, to see off Phil Stubbs who's off to go biking round Spain. Started off in The Crooked Billet, then moved onto Bar Lambs.