"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Monday, July 03, 2006


Last year, I decided that the pocket handkerchief sized lawn at the front of the house needed to be divested of its weeds, so I duly bought weedkiller and applied it. Unfortunately, no-one had told the lawn that the weeds should die and the grass survive, and we ended up with rampant dandelions and fast- expiring grass.
Which means that if we are to be able to hold our heads up in the neighbourhood at all, the time is fast approaching when an overhaul is needed. So what shall we have?
New lawn? Possibly but Keith isn't that keen on lawns unless they are concrete and painted green.
How about pea gravel then?
And a few tubs of shrubs artistically arranged.
We could have a stream.
And a fountain.
Or a waterfall.
And we have to have gnomes.
With fishing rods, fishing in the stream.
Or shooting the rapids down the waterfall...

See what happens when you use your inagination?
Yep, you give up and decide to leave it another year!


Jonathan said...

That's one thing I won't miss about living in a house: yardwork. But, I suppose a few months in an apartment, I'll be dying to have a yard I can lounge in.

Just Sue said...

I must admit I love my little pocket sized handkerchief of lawn and garden. The photo of the gnomes made me laugh however...so kitsch and twee!

omg I just used the word twee...I am officially old.

Ellee Seymour said...

They look very happy chappies.

Michelle said...

Awwwww, they are the cutest gnomes i've ever seen :o)

krip said...

Naughty girl. They are not gnomes, but vertically challenged people. The P.C. police will be after you:)

Jennyta said...

Whatever they are, Krip, I will not be having any in my garden - trust me! :)


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