We've had a couple of Vicki's friends Doug and Linda over this past couple of days putting in a new fire surround for us. Doug has been doing the fire surround and Linda has been keeping everyone supplied with tea and coffee. As you will see from the pictures below he has made a really good job of it. We have to paint it yet but I think Vicki is wanting to do out the whole room so she may leave until then, I will send you a picture when we get it done.
Also today at work I planted out my climbing french beans, its a bit early yet really but they are starting to wrap around each other in their pots so I thought it better to risk planting them now than have them all get tangled up. If it looks like being frosty I will have to put a bit of fleece around them. I also sowed my row of Alderman peas, these are a tall variety so they are going on the bean row to climb up some netting - thats if I can get the darn stuff untangled. So as certain people were moaning last year at having to top and tail runner beans I've split the bean row in to three parts this year, as I say one third is climbing french bean, another third are the Alderman peas and then there is one third of ordinary runner beans for the non lazy. If you remember back to last summer I used to go and pick a few to eat raw for my lunch, they are really nice if eaten that way, you have to pick them young though.