Next door neighbours are having an extension on the back of their house, well I assume they are as they haven't actually said. I know when they moved in a year ago they wanted to buy some of the field behind their house and our garden - but as far as I know the farmer wouldn't sell. They have the builders there digging out the footings and all the earth is being put on the bank of the ditch opposite the other houses in the lane. That's fine. BUT to make room to put the earth they've cut down the big Elder tree. The tree where I got the berries from to make the lovely Elderberry syrup last year. I felt really sad when I came home yesterday and found it down. Elders are not everyone's favourite tree, but I like them. I do hope they apologised profusely to the tree when it was cut, it's very unlucky not too.
I do love it when people running jumble sales sell things super cheap because they don't want to pack them all away. This one was at Eye Bowls Club a couple of weeks ago and there was a big queue to get in.
I only stopped in for a few minutes because I wanted to "do" a church, deliver a birthday card and get home with enough time left to cut the grass while it was dry and before the sun disappeared.
The box on the left is full of little books for the alphabet letters with things to do in each book...........so that will be saved for a few years time. The box on the right has 8 board books each with a nursery rhyme just right for Willow and the tractor and trailer are ready for Jacob's next visit. I also got a trike and a small dolls pram, the whole lot for £5.50 - Good value I reckon
( The box of ABC books says "will keep your little ones entertained for hours"........that's just so unlikely!)