I am covered in little spots of brown varnish. Dark brown. I cannot begin to tell you what a stunning look it is. David and I have been varnishing a little garden seat with trellis sides and a roof. I always start these things so carefully and neatly, and by the time I am ready to down tools for the day, the hair is standing on end, the varnish is being slapped on at speed, and neatness is out the window.
The first coat is 70% done. That is the good news. The bad news is that it needs 3-5 (FIVE!!!!!) coats. And David has announced that he is not feeling great. Hahaha,,,,,,,,,,, whimper....... I must remember to post before and after photos of my artistic endeavours.
Apparently this summer has been the coldest in the UK in 18 years. I was not imagining it. It just feels as if it has never happened. Oh well - maybe next year will be warmer. If we have another heatwave in April, I will be declaring summer instead of thinking it is on its way later in the year.
Ah - I just remembered that it will be the Olympics in the UK next year. If you are coming, I suggest you bring rain gear and winter garb, just in case. My attempt to get a ticket for anything failed, so I will be watching it all at home instead. This may be a stroke of good luck if I stop to consider the weather!
Has anyone noticed how complicated giveaways have become on many blogs now? I read them, you see, and then I think (if people outside the States can actually enter them) oooh - I will enter this time. That is, until I read the conditions. Subscribe. Post on Facebook. Follow. Link. Post on blog. Go here, go there. Ummm. No. Maybe not.
I have been around a lot longer than most of these bloggers, and I am very happy to welcome anyone here who happens to visit. This is my place, and I just enjoy chatting. I am vaguely amused by the mad scramble for followers, but it is not for me.
So, watch this space. I am having an uncomplicated giveaway, open to everyone in the entire world. The rules will be simple. Just enter once and that is it. Not long now.....................!
Now off you go - and have a wonderful weekend. Me? I will be varnishing.