The great clear up continues…

I must mention straight up that I am not proud of this snap, showing the pile of spoil we have generated over the last year as we dug out the accumulated junk that had been buried behind the building. Let’s face it: it was pretty unsightly for our guests.

We had lined up a local contact to remove it, but he had to wait for weather conditions and workload to suit before he could remove it. As you can see, he and Mike scratched heads earlier this week whilst discussing what to do, but then Mike had to leave us to go and visit Cambridge for…

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…our younger daughter, Pip’s, graduation ceremony for her Bachelor of Theology. On many levels, I am both astonished and extremely grateful that she should be our daughter – which I also feel of our other offspring – we have been so very lucky with our children, now young adults. Anyway, back to the main story…

…the great clear up. Idwal has worked his magic and removed the soil and rock waste, leaving behind just the pavers and some slates which we hope to be able to repurpose in future. I am delighted that he managed to do such a great job with minimal input from me, whilst I was busy keeping the business going as Mike was swanning around with Pips.

You might also remember we had put in a new set of steps, which kind of ended when they ran into a spoil heap on the lower garden, so I am also delighted to report…

… that (even though it is difficult to see from the photograph) that spoil heap has also been removed.

Next week I plan to find some time to rake and re-seed this area, so that the entire lower area can truly become garden. We expect to be extremely busy with hospitality over the school holidays so building progress may slow a little, but you won’t hear us complaining: it’s wonderful to be welcoming guests to this fantastic building again!

3 thoughts on “The great clear up continues…

  1. Many Congratulations upon Graduation Philippines, all your children grown to fine adults Carrie & Mike , making you proud parents.
    Daunting pile of spoil but never expected anything less than a good job of getting rid.
    Good to re-purpose materials where and when you can and save your pocket money.

    1. DonT you just dislike predictive text …Grrrr!
      Graduation Congratulations Pip, maybe one day you may visit the Philippines…

      1. I know exactly what you mean! Especially if I am trying to typ ein Welsh and it auto-corrects to some unrelated nonsense in English.
        we have been very lucky with out children and its a real pleasure now to watch them become adults. If you are ever in the area….

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