Monday, 29 November 2010

A nice surprise!

A couple of weeks ago I went to London to go to the Princes Trust Rock Gala with my Dad and Sister, the concert was incredible, we had the most fantastic seats, such a spectacular night!

(Brian May...!!!)

After my family left I got to stay a few extra days with my best friend Georgie who is an au pair in Fulham, I went to see the new Harry Potter movie, by far the best of the franchise!! Georgie took me to see her favorite show at the theatre, Les Miserables, it was AMAZING!! I wept and wept, it was such a great performance, I'm looking forward to getting the chance to watch it again on the 25th anniversary dvd I have just ordered. We ate a LOT of great food, dinner at The Ivy after the theatre, lunch at Fortnum and Masons, tea at the Worsley...yum! A fabulous few days ended with ice skating outside the natural history museum on Sunday night followed by some warm mulled wine, much needed in the freezing London weather!

I returned home to a great surprise, Ted had come back from holiday and manged to lay the cement foundations! Woo hoo!!!

(Ted in his diggor)

(Paul mixing some cement)

Whats that coming over the hill...?

As I lay in bed I could hear a low rumble, intrigued I peeked out of the curtains and a glimmer of yellow, high-vis yellow to be precise, flashed before my eyes. Coming over the hill on his trusty dumper truck came Ted, ready to start digging!!

(a cow and a dumper truck...)

I was so excited and relieved to see the start of the project, getting a date where the ridiculously busy Ted could work in conjunction with Katharine the local archaeologist, who had to oversee any digging, was tricky to find, but luckily we were able to schedule a few days before everyone disappeared for the October half term holidays. It didn't take more then a couple of hours to see a real difference.


(bigger hole)

(a digger in a BIG hole)


It seemed to take no time at all, and before I knew it there was a surprisingly large hole in the ground, ready for the cement to be laid...sadly this was going to have to wait however as the holidays had arrived and Ted was off for a well deserved break with his family. There was nothing to be done but for a few weeks but to sit and wait.