We had been out for a meal with friends last night so just wanted an easy day today.
However, as it was a sunny morning P was eager to get started on digging holes and putting in the new fence posts. He was pleased that he had got them for what he felt is a bargain price of £3.50 each.
Anyone know why Cundy posts are so called? I asked Professor G but he was not much help.
I walked into town after breakfast to buy the fresh fruit and veg and may perhaps have also detoured via the bakery for two custard tarts to go with our coffee.
A little light deadheading and pulling up some persistent dandelions and now drinking tea on the bench.
The Head Gardener has gone for a run.
Perfect. Man in the garden working, or running. And you can have a walk into town and then custard tarts.ReplyDelete
Oh and the best of course. The sun was shining!
The custard tarts were the best bit... the sun has disappeared now!Delete
Sounds like a pretty relaxing day to me (apart from the hole digging). Wish mine had been as exciting!ReplyDelete
Beautiful weather here too, so I took the opportunity to pressure wash some of the tiles that have suffered badly over the winter. For all my efforts I think they'll need another washdown, so I dread to think what my water bill will be like! I should have taken a photo or two to remind me just how much dirt there was on them, and I'm pretty sure that they were washed them down a couple of months ago.
Your day sounds very energetic!Delete
Like you, I could not track down the origin of the term "cundy" for fence posts. Often "cundy" refers to water conduits or drains over here in England. We have a Cundy Street in Sheffield and Cundy Cross is a suburb of Barnsley. Sorry I could not be more helpful as I always aim to please,ReplyDelete
Ah well, it seems it shall forever remain one of life's many mysteries.Delete
Apparently "Cundy" means that the timber has been roughly cut with the bark scraped off to give it a rural and un uniform look.ReplyDelete
Thanks northsider. I was wondering if that method was named after somebody called Cundy. If so, I can't find any reference to it.Delete
Thank you northsider - you learn something new every day on Blogger. I do hope that Head Gardener hasn't gone for a run in his socks(or stockinged feet as my mother would have said.ReplyDelete
He wouldn't have got very far!Delete
I still can't get over the entrance to your home. So fancy! Are you loving your church/home?ReplyDelete
Oh yes, Ellen. I am still in love - despite the little leaks and draughty windows!Delete
How did the custard tarts compare with those iconic ones in Portugal? I think I remember you saying you had been there.ReplyDelete
These were quite good actually. Not a bad substitute.Delete
My tutor at college was called Mr Cundy.ReplyDelete
I don't suppose he would have given his name to a method of stripping bark from fence posts?Delete