Gardening and stuff

Not much to say this weekend. It was fairly quiet for once!

On Saturday afternoon we went round to Anne-Marie’s to help out with some gardening. I have to say, I think it went quite well. The garden now looks much more like a garden again (as opposed to a jungle), and although we couldn’t get rid of the brambles this time they do at least look like they’re more under control. All in all, we managed to get quite a bit of work done – six people over the course of an afternoon (not including a couple of people who helped out towards the end) knuckling down meant it all took shape pretty quickly.

Afterwards we ordered pizza and watched “The Shawshank Redemption”, which I hadn’t seen before. Really good film – I’d heard that the film was a bit bleak, but that isn’t the case at all. It’s actually quite positive towards the end … definitely worthy of being called one of the best films of the 90s 🙂

Oh, and I should also mention A-M’s backing – she baked us a banoffee pie for dessert, plus a lemon cake which we had during the afternoon. Delicious, particularly the pie.

On Sunday morning we went to church in the morning, and then in the evening we went out to church again for a Bach Cantata. It was Bach’s Cantata for the ninth Sunday after Trinity, performed by the Curlew Ensemble (well, I thought it was the Curlew Ensemble – it was the same people as last time but they seemed to have a different name which I can’t remember. Doh). Anyway, itw as absolutely beautiful, particularly the soprano’s aria.

Afterwards we came back home, had tea, and watched a couple of episodes of “Fawlty Towers” (because Rich is staying with us this week, while he’s doing a teaching job at the university). Anyway, it made me realise (again) just how brilliant Fawlty Towers is – it’s probably the only sitcom ever produced which has made me nearly cry with laughter. Particularly after having seen the episodes several times before! They don’t make ’em like they used to 😉

Right, that’s enough rambling for now.

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