It is true that the British do talk about the weather a lot, but how could anyone be surprised by that when it is so bad! It has rained constantly since I got back from Paris and doesn't look like there will be any let up for days yet. It must have been all that talk about drought and hosepipe bans that had someone up there laughing and getting their own back.
I have been very productive the last 2 days as I have hired and booked a man to do the construction work in the garden. My dad is gifting me a very large proportion of the work as a new house present, which makes him pretty awesome and me a lucky man indeed. Work will be at some point in within the next 2 months so I am very excited about that. Once the structural part is dealt with I can really get to grips with how I want the garden to be. Mostly it is just the decking which will make great use of the space where the slope is and will lose me no actual garden planting space. Also a couple of trellis' which will provide me some much needed privacy and somewhere to grow lovely things up. The rest of the work I can do myself, but I don't have enough faith in my abilities to concrete in structures that have to last against wind and rain.
Plants are growing like mad, although the tomatoes really just need some sun now, looking a bit sorry for themselves in this rain. Potatoes are crazy and onions and peas.
I bought myself a lovely book on amazon (well I say bought, I actually paid for it by doing surveys online which has amassed me an amazing £30 so far in amazon vouchers). It is called Sweet Peas for Summer by Latitia Maklouf and is full of such lovely ideas for gardening, creating gardens from scratch, lovely ideas for pots and climbing things etc. If you see a copy in a library I give it my complete recommendation. She has a blog which is also quite good. http://www.laetitiamaklouf.com/
I am itching to get outside and do some work now, but not in this rain!
I hope the rain isn't spoiling all of your weekends. I am home until Wednesday and so nothing could spoil that for me!