Late this afternoon I finished laying the wooden decking, I bought ages ago, and cunningly hid a manhole cover.YAY!!!
So I eventually, 4 years later, 7 builders size skips filled with soil later, plus lots of blood, sweat and tears* and much help from Andy and Big Rich, turned THIS:
Guess where the manhole cover was that I discovered buried beneath that lawn?
I got rid of the lawn for easy maintenance *ahem*, because I couldn't be arsed to keep mowing it, and love the look of decking and blue-grey slate, so a Zen garden it was.
I know it's a touch bland at the moment, but I'm yet to add foliage, furniture and ornaments etc, but in its basic completion stage, I'm well chuffed with myself!
After completing the garden, I popped out the front to clean my car before I lost all light.
I witnessed this fantastic Sunday evening sunset, but it's a shame I wasn't somewhere more picturesque than outside my house.
[* Well, no real tears were actually 'shed' (get it?) but I did put my back out, good and proper, when digging out that raised garden]
Today, I'm Most Angry About: November the 5th = Fireworks! Now I LOVE fireworks, but only when I'm in the company of people letting them off, otherwise they keep making me jump, hour after hour; BANG, BANG, BANG... Grrr! It's like someone doing the vacuuming in the same room as you - really loud and annoying, but if you're doing it yourself, it seems acceptable! :
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 3/10
Today's Top Tip: Motorists - Avoid getting prosecuted for using your phone whilse driving. Simply pop your mobile inside a large sea shell and the police will think your are listening to the sea.