Sunday, 6 March 2016

Nearly there

Yes I'm still thatching.   I took this pic yesterday after I'd finished for the day.   I do have to admit that I had been somewhat distracted by the tennis - Davis Cup, this time we're defending champions.   Doesn't that have a nice ring to it,  'defending champions',  makes a change for us to have won something at tennis.   And the team won this weekend,  they were playing Japan, with Kei Nishikori, who is the top 6th player in the world.  Great match with him and Andy today, with Andy winning - just.  It was a bit of a nail biter.

So before starting the next line of thatch, it was time for a trim.   This isn't the final trim,  but I needed the excess for the next line.  This does give an idea of how it will look at the end.  It will be cut at an angle,  hoping that will make it look realistic.

This is the 'after' photo of today's work,  just one more line on this part of the roof.  This is the lower part of the rear roof.   I should get this part finished tomorrow, and maybe able to start the other half of the roof. 

I'm also a great aunty again.  My niece finally had her baby,  she went two weeks overdue.  She's now the proud mum of Gethin David, who was born yesterday.    I've been looking for a nice teddy,  and in the end I chose a Welsh Rugby Teddy,  Gethin's dad is a mad keen rugby fan.  
And here is 'Himself', getting warm on his bed.  Just as he does on my bed, hogging the hot water bottle.    Mind you last night I got too hot, no idea why as it was freezing, but I woke up feeling as if I was going to be sick.  Once I'd cooled down I felt much better,   then I had a cup of tea at 3.30 a.m!   I would have liked to have had a lie in but guess who had other ideas, yes, Harvey.   He kept on whingeing to go out,  so he got his wish and I went back to sleep.  I woke up about an hour later to hear Harvey howling to come back in.   He was one very cold cat.   I had to laugh at him as he went up the stairs,  he meowed away,  it was as if he was telling me off for leaving him out in the cold!     He must be feeling his age,  he's now will be 9 this year,  he's now on senior food which he seems to enjoy, and which is filling him up.  

Well I did hope to have half a thatched roof by today, but I'm almost there.   I know why I'm struggling at the moment,  today is Mother's Day and I've tried to avoid it, not that you can.  I remember the first year after mum died walking into the supermarket and seeing this huge display of cards, it took me by surprise, so much so that I walked out again.   The trouble is my birthday follows Mother's Day,  now that is followed by the day mum died.  So March is no longer a happy month,  perhaps Gethin's birth will bring a change, I hope so.  

All for tonight,  another cold night ahead.  Stay warm folks. 

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