Monday, 27 October 2014

Filling in the Holes


The view is looking decidedly wet and misty around the house, and the wind is blowing a gale at the moment.  

We have just got back from a long doggy walk on the prom at Llandudno, where quite unbelievably as it's only a fifteen minute drive away, the sun is out and the mild wind is warm and refreshing.  I was contemplating stripping the guest bed and getting all the sheets on the line until we were half way home ... now I think I'll leave that for another day.


I grabbed the camera when I was called outside to help Lovely Hubby with the tape measure as soon as we got back.  We needed to check the measurements for the steel beams that are being manufactured to hold up the new conservatory roof.  The holes in each corner have been filled in with concrete now and are ready to take the steels, which in turn will take the weight of the conservatory roof.  I guess once this is all done we should change it's name, really a conservatory has the type of roof that this has at the moment, perhaps we will go all posh and call it the Garden Room.  

It will be used for our dining table and a small comfy sofa for doggy use once the large chest freezer relocates to the workshop next year.  So I guess it could equally be called the Dining Room or the Dogs Room, but with the doors flung open in Summer leading directly onto what will be a tarmac-ed and plant filled patio area, for me at the moment the name Garden Room is winning ...

.... any other suggestions?  


It's still a mess outside at the moment and you really don't need to see photos of the conservatory floor to know what mess four dogs, one cat and two humans make with their mucky feet each time they step back inside after being outside.


Once the measurements were taken the boards went back over the filled in holes and we retired to the warmth of the house and the kettle went on.  So that's us inside for the rest of the day, we will be venturing out later this evening when we go to the October meeting of the Maenan Gardening Club.  The talk tonight is Welsh Historic Gardens, I'll let you know if Lovely Hubby manages to stay awake through that one  ;-)

Sue xx

12 comments:

  1. Our kitchen floor was awful last week with heating engineers in and out for 3 days. How is Mavis? Our dog was happy enough to go back to the vet for her check up (the bag of roast chicken might have had something to do with it!) but I'm having an awful job trying to stop her scratching where the lump was removed. She can't quite reach the scar where she was spayed but the other scar is easily reached x

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    1. Mavis is doing really well, she coped with a long walk today quite happily, albeit on a short lead. She can reach her scar but is being very good and not licking it too much.

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  2. I love the name of the Garden Room. I'll be the cup of tea after working outside was very welcome. Looks like you are doing a grand job.

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  3. I know the mud feeling well, at the moment we are living surrounded by mud after the trenches have been dug throught the garden.

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  4. Where would we be without muddy paw prints and wet dog smell to remind us it's Autumn....wouldn't be the same now would it lol x

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    1. NO .... it would be bliss !! Lol :-)

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  5. The days seem really short now that the clocks have gone back. An evening talk sounds just the ticket. Mike sits and does his emails on his phone. So embarrassing..

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    1. I think LH would do something similar .... if he had mastered his new phone ;-)

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  6. Its certainly been dreary in our corner of the world ... garden room sounds great. You just have to keep that picture of lovely summer days in your head .. it will get you through the winter!

    Vicky x

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  7. Don't forget to get one of those 'servant'bells ,marked Garden Room,to hang in the kitchen!
    Jane x

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  8. Garden Room sounds lovely, and covers a multitude of sins :}

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