Thursday, 20 July 2017


Today the stone for the folly arrived ! It was very heavy to move ! The lorry could only deliver it onto the very edge of the drive, and it arrived just before I got home from work.

So I arrived to find Paul manfully trying to move it all on his own ! So without even changing I started to help and It's now all under the carport or in the garden.

I thought I give you a little sneaky peek at an item or two !

We've had to put them where ever we could find a space for the minute and will clear somewhere and move them all nearer to where we need them.

a closer look.

Well it will be all hands on deck to start getting the area cleared and the foundations laid on which to build over the coming weekend and week.
Watch this space.....


Sunday, 16 July 2017


One of the outstanding jobs in our garden was to put some sort of tile or paving under the Lychgate, to finish it off.
Well the years have gone by, on the odd occasions it's been mentioned and then forgotten again.

Then last year Paul drew up a graph of what sized paving would be needed to fit and again it went by the wayside.

Then earlier this year we bought three paving slabs to make the front step from, because we fell in love with the look of one of them!
Of course it turned out to be totally the wrong colour! So we put them to one side and went and bought what we intended in the first place.

Then about a month back I suddenly thought where we could use them.. as the floor to the Lychgate! It meant we'd need a few more, so a pattern was worked out.

Last weekend Paul purchased the extra pieces we'd need and today he did the job!

The Lychgate being prepared.

Swept out and ready for the job.

The paving laid .

Now waiting for the cement to go off slightly then it can be swept to remove any bits of cement on the paving.

The paving with the markings

So now leaving it to harden off, then it can be swept over. Then all that's left is the gates! but who know when they'll get done... there's a folly to be built!!