The last of the lettuce.
A couple of good walks.
Greenhouse construction part 5.
I spent some of Tuesday morning weeding my recipe folders before heading out for a walk. I had a good seven mile leg stretch to Kerrys Gate – Stone Street – Cockyard – Duffryn Farm – Camp Crossroads – Wellfield.
Low cloud but warm, and the hedgerow shrub that has the funky pink flowers now has red / orange berries, which means I now know it’s a Spindle (aka Euonymus europaeus).
Opening the downstairs curtains first thing on Friday, I saw a buzzard down by the log store. After a microsecond Mexican Stand Off, it flapped off slowly up the slope and towards the rope swing. Amazing.
The rest of Friday was a getting things done day: fixing a Contract Express glitch at work first thing, then into Hereford with Phil for a big shop (Aldi, Sainsbury’s, ASDA), flu jab, petrol and library click and collect (by the skin of my teeth, having run all the way there from the ASDA car park).
Got the wood burner going as dusk fell for a lovely FaceTime with Janette followed by Blackberry G&T then pizza plus Pubs and Puppies.
On this day in 2019, we were crossing the 5,780m Amphu Lapsta pass in Nepal – crampons, ice axes and ropes on the way up, carabiners, ropes and abseil descent.
Caught up with Rachel and Carl on Saturday – a grey day. Hoping to get down to Wilts to see them in December.
Sunday provided a pick-me-up: a gorgeous sunny morning and Phil and I did a smashing walk up to Kerrys Gate – Bacton – Tremorithic Road – Cwm Hill – Abbey Dore. Super sunshine and technicolour colours.
Home for lunch then an afternoon of bonfiring the brash followed by an early evening FaceTime with Jenny over in Silicon Valley.
I picked the last of our lettuce and dug some ash from the wood stove into the soil of the “herb bed extension”. Felt like A Good Idea. Who knows….
A quick trip into Hereford on Monday morning to deliver hotel toiletries, chutney and boxes to Hereford Food Bank, and more Greenhouse Construction in the afternoon.
We got the bloody doors on. Next up: installing all the glass….
Telly: more of series 2 of Educating Greater Manchester, Intelligence, DNA (top tip from Catherine), plus the aforementioned 12 Puppies and Us (sob) and Saving Britain’s Pubs with Tom Kerridge.
Podcasts: A whole slew of excellent History Extra episodes plus dogs on The Essay. I think someone’s trying to tell us something….
Photos: Herefordshire week 47 on Flickr.
Phil: Weeknotes for w/e 2020-11-22.