May 2009

cd messaging

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like many gardeners, greys court use CDs to scare the birds off.  it’s nice to see the evolution of these CDs over time.  years ago they were mostly AOL CDs.  there was only one this time.

the rest were giving subliminal messages to the plants:

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we have movie themes

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summer hits (hoping for some sunny vegetables)

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two lots of christmas music

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and the classics

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i suspect the tomatoes will love this ultimate disco cd

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kezia spotted this no 1 selection

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but the most disturbing was this one at slug height by ‘savage garden’

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an amazing bank holiday monday 8

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i took the girls to two mazes on bank holiday monday.  the first one was the saxon maze at the herb centre

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jane and i visited this place before we were married and the hedges were just starting to become established.  back then you could see over them and easily work out where to go.

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these days the hedges are tall and strong and i couldn’t see over.  they have also got thicker meaning some paths which look like dead ends actually have vital paths off at the end which you can miss.

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i did what every father should do and challenged the girls to a race to the middle.  they ran and i walked.  tortoise and hare style (hair style?).  anyway, they must have done the length of the maze about 4 times to my one as they ran in every direction at the same time, often popping out right in front of me and screaming in delight/fear that they were ahead / i was near behind

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eventually we made it to the middle.

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after a few minutes the girls set off back in to the maze to finish it the tricky way whilst i chose the short cut route

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after the blind excitement of the saxon maze we went to the maze in greys court.  There’s absolutely no way you can get lost on this one.

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interestingly the greys court maze is dated 1981 whilst the saxon maze is from 1991.  and only a couple miles between them. fancy that.

yet more wedding photos

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sorry, this is probably getting a bit tedious now.  only a few more to go !

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greys court

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we had a lovely afternoon at greys court yesterday

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grooms behaving badly

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kerpow ! is the groom slapping his wife ?

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but what is he taking a picture of ?  his new wife stuck down a hole

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not that they were much better when they were together

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they were a jolly good couple though

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bank holiday sports day

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esther and kezia set themselves an obstacle course at jane’s parents yesterday which involved running round and pooring water on their heads.  much fun was had by all.