What a weekend!
The weather was amazing (hot and sunny all day with rain at night to keep the plants happy) so we got stuck in to sorting out the garden for our party next week.
Next Sunday would have been my eldest daughter's 22nd birthday, so we are having an open house with food, drink, games systems (Sega Mega Drive and N-64 in the shed, Wii in the living room), tombola with prizes, etc, etc. My daughter loved things like this so it is another way of remembering her in a positive way.
Mrs RC really went to town on the gardening while I took the garden truck to the DIY store for gravel - 2 trips in the end, but well worth it as my barbeque area is now all gravelled and great to work in. I thought about my American friends as I slaved away - I was sure that they were having a much more relaxing 4th of July than I was!
We also dismantled the trampoline that the kids have grown out of, which makes the garden feel much bigger. Our garden is rather small and we have to make the best use of the space we have got. The trampoline is on its way to a new home where it will hopefully serve for a few more years.
Sunday was more relaxing - a stroll into town for a bit of shopping and then back for a barbeque in my new gravelled area. It was great. We had a mix of fab sausages, gammon slices and tuna steaks. This was my fiirst time with tuna and it was really good - I suspect that this will become a regular thing for us now.
Oh, as I rarely do gardening, I had forgotten how dirty you get. Sunday morning I got up and looked in the bath and saw the muck that I had left behind! ICK! I was appalled! I could probably have grown rice in there!
Anyway, this is getting a bit long, so I will sign off now!