But from that deep dark shade looking out into the world, we do enjoy the fact that it is lovely and warm, not hot we don't DO hot!, and that everyone is enjoying the weather.
However it is too hot to work in building folly walls, as i keep telling Paul. But if it shades over , like yesterday he's out there adding a few more brick when the sun returns to bake him! This is really a job for early mornings or early evenings , when the sun's still out but not trying to turn you into a melted heap!
Yesterday Paul managed to get a few rows down but we were having friends over to dinner so had to stop to get ready.
Today he's been back out and as got more stones and bricks down but it's too hot to continue as it's in a very sunny spot in the garden so dries the cement out quite quickly.
Now if you are wondering why there is a piece of decking up the side of the corners it's Paul very clever way of keeping the rows level. because you have stone blocks in the corners you cannot put your line between each row of bricks to work against. So Paul notched some cuts into the edge of the decking at 3 inch spacing's enabling him to keep the rows of bricks straight!
Meanwhile on the doll front my beautiful no navel girl arrived and names have been offered .
and I quite liked Sienna and also Saffron but in the end I settled for Saffron because she can be called Saffy .One of our cats is Saffron, Saffy for short but since I won't be calling this Saffron's name down the garden we should be okay!
I'm saving the name Sienna for my blonde yellowed eyed girl who will be arriving soon.
Also I have started to work on poor Edward.
The Schoenhut waif who was offered up for spare parts but I decided to save. I spend an hour using fine glasspaper to get the old paint off his face.
I'd best sort him out a wig as hopefully he'll soon be as good as new and ready to become a full happy member of the Sasha village family.
I have also almost caught up with the doll and bear alphabet challenge and this was my entry for T.
T is for Tea Time
I want Coffee
You'll have tea!
That's not Fair!
It is to me
Pass two scones
One will do!
Not it won't cos I want two!
Don't be greedy
I am not!
Yes you are you'd scoff the lot
Tea with you is not much fun
Eat your scone and stop that face
No I won't... my belly aches
That's because you did not pause
Did so mummy!
Before you scoffed that iced bunny
I feel sick
I'm not surprised at wolfing down you'd win the prize
Oh It hurts I don't feel good
I'll kiss it better then It should
Thank you Mummy I'm feeling fine!
I'm very pleased
Is that scone mine?
The second of the photos with this entry.
The garden is growing well
The banana's I think are planning a takeover! They are getting so big!
A busy week ahead as usual after a bank holiday plus the children will all be going back to school soon.
I have lots of things going on over the next few weeks so will be posting when I can. So due to this I have decided to move the Doll shelf day forward to this Friday the 1 st September which will be I won't forget to do it! She says..
So if you'd like to take part please send you photos in and I'll get them all ready to share on the first.
Hoping you all have a great week ahead.
So reminder Doll shelf photos by the 1st of September please.