Approximately a month ago we had the rear hedge taken out (you'll see some photos of before and after on my Photo Gallery). It stood seven feet high and five feet thick with lots of prickly stuff in it, so was too difficult to manage. Now we have a new wooden fence, which looks very smart and gives us some more garden, so we'll probably make a narrow border and put some plants in for the spring. We've also replaced three fence panels opposite the kitchen window as the old ones were rotten and falling apart.
Now we've got "the bug", we decided we'd go and see "Bridge of Spies" at the cinema (Tom Hanks) based on the capture of Gary Powers in the late 50s by the Russians, and his eventual exchange for a Russian spy. We went out early to Cribbs Causeway and had a wander round before having lunch at Pizza Express before going to the Vue Cinema.
We used to go to the cinema a lot, but since we've moved to South Gloucestershire haven't done so, always having found other things take over. However, we broke the ice last week by going to see "The Lady in the Van" at Cinderford. Maggie Smith was the draw, and the main character, although the storyline was based on Alan Bennett's memoirs. A touching and very thought-provoking film of an educated lady who resorts to living in a van on the street in an affluent part of London, moving her van when residents complained, and eventually parking temporarily on Alan Bennett's driveway. This becomes a permanent fixture, lasting for over 15 years, and brings together the residents in the street, who would otherwise have ignored one another.
Retired, grandmother who enjoys cardmaking, gardening and genealogy with not enough hours in the day. Married to Tony who enjoys my gardening (!), and is an amateur radio operator with his own website.