Well the weather forecast for the next 3 days says nothing about rain so lets see if the builders actually show up! I so can't wait to put Beauty's garden toys into the front garden and set about cleaning the back garden. Calling it a garden makes it sound like Kew or Hampton Court but the similarities end with the word garden. I don't think that Kew would have plastic flamingos and not even a cat could get lost in our garden(Hampton Court Maze), but it's home and somewhere to sit on a sunny day (they'll be back I'm sure)!
I am going to buy a few roles of screening to put on the front fences as I don't want people staring in at Beauty as if she is an exhibit in a zoo but they work so you can still see out. In our area the front gardens are rarely used so the children will be attracted to what is going on, none of Beauty's toys are new but the big things I shall attach with bicycle chains and I am going to buy a small shed to lock the rest in at night. What a sad world that we live in that you have to tie everything down. In Greece and Spain I have seen many things left out over night and they are not stolen or vandalised. I have been in Spain a number of times over the last day of November when the shops put up their decorations and they decorate the outside of the shops with beautiful lights and baubles and nobody touches them. Why are we as a nation like this? I taught my children not to litter and to respect other peoples possessions and as far as I know they have never littered or willfully caused damage to property, I think that they are convinced that I would bat them round the head if they did!