The joiners arrived at seven thirty and finished at four. They will be back this morning to finish off the installation of the book cases. The younger joiner brought biscuits. Sophie adores him. The elder didn't. He is ignored.
The gardeners were an hour late. The two gentlemen who finally show up are exceedingly cheerful retirees in matching lime green weather wear. They set up their company four years ago and now have fourteen employees. Demand for their services is robust. We use them at the house we let out in town. If it wasn't for the fact that we were one of their first customers we would have to wait three months for an appointment. It seems that people want a garden but they don't want to maintain it themselves. They describe this as the 'look don't touch' approach to yard work.
It's been an exceptionally mild start to the year but it's still too cold and windy for Sophie to safely have a full on trim. I'm guessing things will have warmed up enough for three inches of fur to come off by mid-April.
Last night we dined, virtually, in Clayton GA . 'The Font' cooks while Angus opens and pours the wine and reads out what's on offer. Imagined choices are made. We started doing this during the pandemic and have carried on as it's an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend that pre-dinner hour between seven and eight. Menus have certainly moved on from the days when Angus was a student. It's also a surprise to discover that Georgia now produces wine :https://www.fortifyclayton.com/fortifymain/dinner-menu/
ahhhh, sunrise, sand and Sophie. My morning is blessed... YAM xx
I have to agree with Sophie - she does look especially alluring this morning. Today's menu was an interesting one. I always have fun spotting the Asian borrowings - this time I noted collard kimchi and I can't help wondering what our neighborhood Korean restaurants would make of that idea.
It seems to have been a particularly fine year for snowdrops in eastern Scotland, despite the lack of snow.
Nobby is hoping for an introduction to the younger joiner.
It looks a fine morning.
Perhaps Sophie's trim should coincide with sheep shearing.
Interesting light in the first photo of Sophie. From the second one, she's in need of some gentle grooming.
The younger joiner would be most welcome here. Like most dogs, Indy is ever hopeful that any workmen in her house have brought snacks for her. Sadly she's always disappointed!
That much of a trim and there will be a tiny dog left. She is such a sweetie, biscuits and long walks the secret to happiness.
I too enjoyed today's menu and am intrigued by the offerings. Especially 'Mexican' Coca Cola braised short ribs which seems unusual. But I've just read their version of Coke is superior to the US. The snow drop photo tugs at my heart. We're still covered in snow around here with 8 more inches to fall tonight. Miss Sophie is, trimmed or not, always just stunning.
You have lovely snowdrops while we have snow coming down on the coast of Northern California. And a wealth of daffodils soon to bloom. Enjoy sorting out your books but please do mind your back.
The snowdrop photo is truly a beauty.
I'm with Sophie. A joiner who knows how to build bookcases and is generous with his biscuits sounds very appealing to me.
We have a Blizzard Warning in Los Angeles through Saturday. Never, in all my years...
Rottrover - The super smart Los Angeleans may have been a bit off on their timing but they were right that something chill was on its way in February. Next week the UK may be colder than Finland. Go figure !
With such varied menu choices, I wonder what the two of you chose for your virtual dinner. And by comparison, what was the reality dinner!
I am stunned that such a restaurant, which such prices, can survive in North Georgia. It's at least two hours from Atlanta on small roads, not really close to anything, so who is going there?
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