Saturday, 14 May 2011

‘Holed’ up in The Hovel ……

Oh dear, we have woodworm. I guess it’s not really THAT surprising; 250 year old beams of oak; tell-tale signs of a previous infestation; wood-worm treatment tin inherited along with  the shed! We just believed the previous owners when they said it was long gone and that they just coated a preventative treatment periodically. To be fair they were probably speaking the truth as far as they knew it. Oh well, it makes for an interesting life I suppose lol. We called in the experts and it actually wasn’t as bad as I’d feared, nothing will be collapsing on top of us and, in any case, come Monday all will be treated – not bad service that.

The weather, however, has not been so kind. We had to dash in out of a sudden downpour earlier much to T’hubbys annoyance as he was desperate to play with his new toy. Another major investment in boys toys, this time its a petrol mower. We do need it actually but I much prefer referring to it as a ‘boys toy’ as it allows me to accrue brownie points for not complaining about the cost of it lol. Now that will definitely come in handy at some point!

I have to tell you that we never tire of the view from here and I know we are so lucky to be able to spend some of our time in this beautiful countryside. Last night we watched as the rain swept in from the neighbouring valley and up the hillside to reach us. Within ten minutes though it had moved on, up and over the hill behind and the skies to the front cleared just in time for a beautiful pink tinged sunset.

And with that I’ll leave you. Thanks for dropping by and please feel free to leave me a comment.

Wendy xx


Gem's Crafts said...

What a gorgeous picture of the sky, you should get that framed & put it up on the wall :)

Alison said...

Beautiful photo Wendy! Hope the sun came back out
Alison xx

Sian said...

Brilliant, inspired title! I hope you get your "holes" sorted out soon Wendy.

Cheri said...

Gorgeous sunset! Sorry about the bugs.