A man came into the shop yesterday and asked me about some lilac wool he'd phoned up to reserve. I duly brought it out for him and my colleague asked what it was for. It turns out he's done a bit of bartering with a friend. She needed a couple of jobs doing around the house, he offered to do them in return for her knitting him a jumper. He owns a Morris Million car. When Morris Minor production hit one million cars in the early 60's they released a special edition, 350 lilac cars. This man is having a jumper made to match the colour of the car!
We went straight out after I'd been at the shop yesterday so I didn't see the garden until this morning. For quite a few years I've been unhappy about a large tree in the garden across the back (there, no back street between the houses so our garden wall is the garden wall of the neighbour behind, if you see what I mean). It was a lovely tree and very useful for the birds but it meant that the majority of our garden was in shade which I wasn't as keen on. Well, the tree has gone! The large tree and a slightly smaller one next to it have been chopped, they're not totally gone but there's probably 2/3 smaller than they were. Dan isn't very happy as he is a tree lover, I'm in two minds about it, especially on behalf of the birds, but I'll appreciate having more sun for my vegetables in the summer.
Looking out of the bedroom window it's now clear that our garden has more plants in it than most of the other houses in our street and the street behind. It's quite sad really, on the plus side our garden looks far more interesting, if a little crazy.