Another mad week at work - the extension to the Infant building is nearly ready to have work start on this interiors. It would be plain sailing if we weren't also tring to teach Infants in this building. Small children and construction sites are a tense mix.
32 degrees in the back garden this afternoon. This is the view I have of J most of the time during the Summer. He's either working or assuming this position.
Sometimes he's just a disembodied voice from within the greenery - you'd think it would be hard to loose a man who's 6 feet 5 inches, but it isn't at the height of the growth season.
It was so warm that the ice plant (a relative of the mesembryathemum, we think) from Lanzarote felt right at home.
Irises are doing spectacularly well this year. We divided most of them up last year, so that has helped.
I sat on the deck, trying for a bit of shade and cast on another Shapely Tank. This one's in Schachenmayr Aurora Color, which is a cotton/acrylic tape yarn. The colourway is Berries and Cream - it looks a little more subtle in real life than this photo. I'm making good progress on the San Francisco Shirttails but, true to form, as soon as I start a sleeved sweater there is a heatwave, so I thought another Shapely would be useful.
This made for good World Cup knitting this afternoon as England V Paraguay was less exciting than we had hoped. Towards the end of the second half there was a knock at the door. Who comes visiting during the final moments of an England World Cup match? My boss...Made him watch the end for punishment and so he'll have some credibility with the Year 6 boys during Assembly on Monday.
Went for a walk on the beach this evening to catch some cool breezes. Made J buy me a lemontop for nostagia's sake and managed to drip lots of it down my tshirt. I just Googled both lemontop (and lemon top) and Pacito's and got nothing in the right vein. Hands up who else's childhoods included lemontop cornets.
Trouble with a camera that fits nicely into a handbag is the crappy zoom. Time to invest up, I think.
Lots of people affected badly by pre, during and post football booze and sun this evening. Spotted quite a few staggerers around town and noted some rather erratic driving, which is worrying.
The other bizarre World Cup phenomenon is that everyone is dressed as a footballer today - in shorts and an England shirt. Problem is that nylon shirt+ 32 dgree heat = unsurmountable task for anti-perspirant = some extremely unpleasant body odours wafting around. Let's hope everyone gets their shirt washed before Thursday.