Front Yard

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Good grief, where have I been?

Well, it's been a while since I last posted, but we have been busy little vegemites here at Homespun central, working on our front yard.

While these photos were taken a few years ago and although the retaining walls and steps were finished a few months ago, they give you the general idea of what our garden looked like.

Until last week.

This is what it looks like now.

We are absolutely chuffed with the results. Lots of really hard work, so much digging!! But so worth the effort.

We are still short a few plants, I cleared the nursery out of English Lavender so am awaiting some more to fill the gaps, as well as some lovely David Austin roses I have ordered for the big pots at the top of the steps. After that behind the top walls needs to be filled and lawn laid and a few other things to keep us busy. But we still have an immense feeling of satisfaction.

What have you been up to?

Book Club - Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Monday, 4 June 2012

Warning - this review may contain spoilers! If you haven't read the book and intend to, please don't keep reading.

This month's book club selection was Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday and although I really liked it, I hated the ending. It left me unsatisfied, feeling like nothing was tied up. I don't mind an unhappy ending (oh, Rhett!) but I don't like a book to have a nothing ending. And this had nothing. It also had some of the most unlikeable characters I have ever come across. I just wanted to leap in there and punch them in the nose!

Worth a read but be warned.