Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Collapsing Wall

A collapse has happened at the cottage. Part of our lovely dry stone wall at the side of the car park collapsed last night during some high winds and heavy rain. We were quite taken aback at the damage when we got up this morning as although the weather was quite unpleasant it didn't seem bad enough to create this much bother. A section of the wall about 8m long has fallen into our neighbours garden.
Plenty of exercise for Pam and I this afternoon and continuing into tomorrow to remove all of the stone from the neighbours driveway to a safe location and then we will have to arrange for the local builder to carry out some essential repairs.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tomatoes Galore!

What a fantastic crop of tomatoes we now have. There are so many cherry tomatoes that we are having to give them away. All of the tomatoes for use at breakfast are also coming from the greenhouse. I think this is the best crop that we have ever had and they should last us for weeks. I hope that you manage to sample them when you stay here with us.
The greenhouse has also provided the peppers for the quiche on the evening meal menu, courgettes and cucumber for the side dishes and the chillis are ready to be frozen for use over the winter time.
The fruit trees are starting to provide us with apples, pears and plums which are absolutely delicious. We also got some mini plums from a neighbour which we have put out in the dining room for guests to try. They are really good.