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Walls Built: 1 Injuries: 0 (!)

And now for the weather:


Yes it’s a royal flush of sunniness; we are having a very proper summer and so far, not many fires. Being an australian I am paranoid about bushfires. The smell of dry eucalypt reminds me of the apprehensive summers in Sydney of my childhood. When I ask sweetly if the neighbours wouldn’t mind cutting the scrub on their land they snuffle and shuffle and say there won’t be any fires here, like they’ve had a message from god. Bloody hope they’re fair dinkum, or we’re all up shit creek.

I built a wall


I’ve built another drystone wall in the garden. I’ve finished the drainage on one side of the annexe and have started on the other side. I’m stacking up bags of lime ready for some serious wall building next week. And I’m on the search for decorative iron gates.

mao and wookie

“Drunk-tired on heat, the pets are happy.”


“The rabbits have bunnies and the dogs have puppies 

but the guppies just have little guppies.”






  1. Isabel August 31, 2009 8:20 pm Reply

    So, how’s that new wall coming? Or is it too warm for great endeavours?

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    Emma   Reply: September 1st, 2009 at 3:01 am

    I haven’t even started it yet. 🙁 I need two gates, antigos, bem trabalhados, em ferro. Can’t start the wall without knowing the gate width. Bummer. And it is a BIT HOT!!!!

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  2. Isabel September 1, 2009 3:28 am Reply

    Sorry, I will have soon a portão de ferro, velho but maybe not antigo (1938 like the little one next to it? 50’s?) to trade, but if it was pretty I would leave it there.

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