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Bloomin hacked off

..the Ivy not the Icy that is.

The gardener came in today, and did his deed with the clippers. Totally anihilating the Ivy that has been adorning the house for over 10 years! The problem with Ivy that big is that its branches mature and get rather thick. This in turn results in less of the fancy stuff and more of the overgrown stuff.

I thought I'd have a go at it previously, but after two successive Saturdays of disaster, I did my best, and went for the roots. I hacked some key thick branches at the bottom, especially near the garage, and left it to nature to do the rest. Obviously it didn't work, and over the next four weeks, the Ivy took over the garage, and the side of the house.

The gardener had a mission, and he accomplished it. Alas so did I. The roots I hacked have resulted in some seriously dead Ivy in the mix. I've stuck up some pics for you to see that we did, in honesty, hack the Ivy and not the dearest Icy.

What remains to be done is for me to now pluck up more courage and take this on myself, now that we've handed over WADS of money to a guy to do the real hard work. Truth is, I'm not entirely sure if I've got green fingers. We shall see.

The lack of blogging is restricting me to just furious amounts of work, lots of abuse from the client when at work (its normal apparently for this to happen so I'm not overly upset), no time to do anything other than go to work, come home from work, eat and sleep (by midnight) only to awake at 5.45am to do it all again. Its great. I love it. Can't think of any better way to spend 5 days a week (5.5 if you include the dread that approaches on Sunday afternoon due to the impending need to, you guessed it, go to work).

In other things we have a raft of guests coming to see us on Sunday, including my parents, who have not seen the house since the day after I bought it. So they saw an empty shell of a building. On sunday they will see it as it is now, hacked off Ivy and all...

I will catch up with the blog world you all create so well on Saturday, until then, I better do some...you got it. Work.

Please excuse the rotation, this silly mac software refuses to properly save the rotated image in universal format - all the iStuff shows it properly but any browser and other software shows it as unrotated. Crap apple - just like their lower dimm slot failure...


  1. Blogger Damo says @ 4:10 pm
    That place looks so cool. I can't wait to see it properly ... so that'll be three weeks' time!
  2. Blogger Crucifer says @ 5:41 pm
    Ooh ooh does that mean we get to see it too?

    And interesting about your thoughts on Apple. Next you'll be dissing Sony ;)p
  3. Blogger SwissToni says @ 8:17 pm
    apple rock. I blame the PCs.

  4. Blogger B1RDIE Num Num says @ 10:58 am
    Yeah, pop round with the Mr WB sometime.

    ST - watch out for lower slot dimm failure, its a high occurance on the powerbooks. That bugs me no end, that a company knows of a fault, but continues to sell product with the fault.

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