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I’m back in concrete making mode again. A load of flat stone paving was delivered and unloaded by yours truly and helpers (see previous posts) but before it can be laid a retaining wall needs to be built around the area to contain it and stop car traffic from loosening it and ruining a lot of hard work. If the work is done before the sun comes up in the morning it isn’t too hot and is fairly easy to do. The wall is only about six inches high so it progresses quite quickly.

I had a bout of sunstroke/heat exhaustion last week which made me slow down for a few days. Not a pleasant experience at all.

The tortoises stay in their shady little burrows among the bushes during the day now so we don’t see many of them around the garden these days. The direct sunlight is too hot for them I expect.

Some friends who have a house here drove out from UK a couple of weeks ago and brought my guitar with them so I now have permanently sore fingers on my left hand from practising. It’s good fun though and I’m working on Johnny B Goode, Air on a G String, and Jigsaw Puzzle Blues at the moment.

The electricity keeps going off in the mornings these days. I don’t know what the reason for it is but it’s usually when I want to make my breakfast and I can’t use the toaster and have to boil water on the gas hob instead of in the electric kettle. Still plenty of people are worse off so I’ll keep smiling. 

The dogs were getting out of the fenced porch area so easily and the wire fence was looking so tatty that I decided to take it down and let them roam freely around the garden. They are all the better for it and seem calmer with people visiting and don’t bark so much so maybe I should have done it sooner, I don’t know. Wilf and Alf are 18 months old now (born on 21st December you know) and they are starting to act in a more adult way, especially Wilf. They still bark when people walk past on the road though. The little new dog I’ve decided to call Minnie. She shows no sign of wanting to leave so I guess I’ll have to see about getting her speyed before long, that will mean a trip to Fethiye and it will be pretty warm but it’s got to be done, I don’t want a litter of puppies to look after as well!

That’s all for now, hope you are happy and well whoever and wherever you are.

Posted June 27, 2008 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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