We had plans for this weekend. Plans that involved doing things in the garden. Unfortunately, the weather has other ideas. It has been very windy, blustery, cold and showery since Friday. Result? Weather 1, Channings 0. During the week – before the rain came, we had finished off trimming the field and started planning what we wanted to do with the areas.
In the meantime, we have just placed an order for anotherpear, two apples, one cherry, one nectarine, one peach, one apricot, one mirabelle and one plum. These are all two and three years old specimens bred in the open just outsideCommentry, which has the same climate and soil type as we do, so we are hopeful of a high level of success.In another area, yetto be defined, we shall be planting small fruits – raspberries, gooseberries and the like.As you may know, I display a number of my photographs on DeviantART. Some of these photographs show areas where I have travelled in the past, and I have been asked by a number of my fellow deviants (I hate that name) to talk in detail about them, particularly about my time in Africa.
Whilst I am happy to do that, I really don’t want to get into repeatedly saying the same thing to a number of people and so, after some thought, I have decided to do a bit of an autobiography.
The outline is pretty much in place, and I am currently going through and scanning a load of old photographs and slides to illustrate it. I am hoping that one or more of my siblings may have some of dad’s old photographs and/or slides that may help with the early part of my life.
This is going to be a long job, and I do not expect to start seeing substantive content on the site for a couple of months at least but, if anyone wants to bookmark it and check on my progress, it is called “The journey of a lifetime”.
À la prochaine