Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Hey there, just needed a chat...

It's a bad day, a pretty darn awful one actually. I never really understood Churchill's description of depression being the 'black dog', mine is a black fog (maybe he had terrible handwriting and his f looked like a d ?) I am surrounded by this fog today; too dense to see any future, to dense to really see the present or the past and damn it, it's heavy, oppressive. I'm being mentally buffeted about ~ a little fishing boat being rolled from side to side, up and down, I literally feel seasick and my double vision isn't helping one bit. My fog horn goes unheard, the winds are howling and it's dark, so very dark and cold.

So this ought to be post about the back garden and work we both did over the weekend to try and get it ready for this weekend - my birthday party is planned to be in the garden, but we'll have to see what the weatherman says I guess. It was all pretty boring stuff, I don't think either of us touched a single plant! It was all gravel and wood, and paint but it's really coming to a climax now. Of course it will look much better with balloons and bunting and a glass of wine in hand ;)

The wood here was reclaimed out of a skip, with permission. It fits perfectly and Andrew didn't even cut it :) We're leaving it unstained and letting it weather.

Super clever as he is, this was all in the plans from the start; a wee hidden area where all the bins go and the storage for the patio furniture etc. It will look tidier than this at some point, forgive us, but we are creative types and therefore messy.

 

Of course Maggie wanted in on the action..
I'm hoping to get to my poor neglected lottie tonight but I have a very lovely man coming over after dinner to drop off loads of Turkish Delight. Odd I know, but I said I would try to do promo photos for him - keep your fingers crossed for me (and David's business). Lucky I don't enjoy Turkish Delight, could you imagine! ha, I'd be taking photos of sticky icing sugar covered fingers and a hamster face of shame.

I must finish this now, the weight on my head and shoulders is too much to bare, I just need sleep but of course I have the builders outside. Do you think I could just tell them all to take a half day and leave me alone? No, I didn't think so...

Thank you to everyone who wrote comments on the last blog and 'Welcome' to some new faces. Flighty and Mo - you are both too kind with your praises xxx

19 comments:

  1. Hi Carrie. I'm sorry you're in such a dark and dense fog. Your garden vision is still clear, though (LOVE the wooden planks). Hope it's good weather for your special day.

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  2. I hope you feel much better for your birthday Carrie and have a great day - tomorrow isn't it?

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  3. Old saying goes, there will be light after dark..... I hope there will be candle lights as you count the number of years that had gone, and the number of bright years ahead!!

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  4. Sending HUGE hugs your way, sweet Carrie!!!!!!! And lots and lots of SUN to make the fog lift and run away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your description of that fog is so accurate, you always know how to find the right words... it may sound crazy, but your vision is so clear in describing what it feels like. I have felt it too from time to time, and I know what you're talking about... but I wouldn't be able to put it into words. Thank you.

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  5. Carrie, the garden is looking amazing, very professional! I hope some of the fog is lifting, you know where I am x

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  6. The garden is looking great; the planks, very very nice idea. That Maggie, she knows how to steal the show, doesn't she?! Hope the weather's good and the fog lifts for your birthday. Enjoy it! Steve, Liverpool. x

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  7. I now understand BOTH meanings of the term black dog. Of course the depression which clouds everything.. then there's the labrador that follows me around on an imaginary piece of string!

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  8. I hope that you're a lot happier today! Hugs, Flighty xx

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  9. Hi
    I have been reading your blog for a while and love your photographs you are so talented. Sorry you are not feeling great I have depression so I can appreciate what it's like (not nice!) The garden looks great. Wishing you a very happy birthday. All the best. Bev.

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  10. Bugger what the weatherman says, umbrellas for you and your birthday tipple! ;)All the same, hope the fog lifts and you have a bright birthday. Mo

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  11. Happy Birthday Carrie. I'm sending warm wishes and sunshine to move those dark clouds out of your way!

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  12. Not that keen on Turkish Delight myself, and would prefer a box of chocolates anytime! x

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  13. Aah ... birthdays ... can be difficult. But when you have company you will be better?

    I wish that the sun will come out, the weather will clear, and your garden IS going to enchant your IRL friends! Happy birthday!

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  14. Carrie, its going to be beautiful and fingers crossed for good weather on the night. cant wait to see photos of it decked out with balloons etc. Enjoy!

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  15. Hope you're feeling better today Carrie. Your garden looks lovely a real tribute to your creativity and hard work!

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  16. Wishing you a warm summer breeze to blow away the blues :) the garden is looking fantastic big hugs for you on your birthday too x x x

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  17. I've been thinking of Churchill's 'black dog' recently. Actually it doesn't sound the same when you refer to it as a 'yellow dog' does it? But I do have a yellow dog following me about on a short piece of invisible string!! Quite an accurate analogy. Bless you, xxxx

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  18. oh, Carrie. I hope things are looking a little better through your eyes today.
    um, please post pictures of the Turkish Delight so we can all drool over it! And Happy Belated birthday to you and a happy birthday to Grow Our Own, too!

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