Saturday, 17 July 2010

Ladies Don't Sweat They Perspire Gently

The heatwave is back on, temperatures here have returned to around 35 degrees C during the day and about 5-10 degrees cooler overnight. I'd love to say that ladies don't sweat but in all honesty some of us do. I fall into the category that does and today feel like I've been disco dancing whilst wearing a fur coat! Thank god for deodorants lol.

Having no strimmer now means I have to scythe the garden to keep the grass and weeds down. It's really hard work and the whole time I'm busy at it I'm hoping I may shift a little weight. When we first moved to Bulgaria I lost 3 stone in weight in 6 months, not through dieting but because of the total change of diet. I really did need to lose some weight and felt much better than I had in years. My self esteem was also boosted and everyone kept telling me how great I looked. In the last year or so, I've gradually started putting weight on, my body has adjusted to the different foods here and started storing fat once again. I kept telling myself it was because the winter was quite long and there isn't the weather to be out gardening but maybe it's because I just love food.

Weekends we usually try to chill out and take a break. Hubby works really hard during the week and deserves some time off. Today, however, he decided we needed to get the concrete pad in for the new wood store before this winters wood arrives. So this afternoon we set the cement mixer going and got on with the job. Wheel barrow and shovel at the ready, in and out of the gate we went, getting sand and ballast, mixing a load, dumping the load where it was needed and hubby then leveled it off etc. We were almost done when a huge truck appeared with the 8 cubic metres  of timber I'd ordered - on a saturday and it wasn't due for another week! So we've got a huge pile of logs to shift as they've been dropped outside the garage gates while we wait for the concrete to set!

So that was today, and now it look like we'll be working hard again tomorrow to get all those logs cut down and stored ready for winter. And my tea time break is now officially over because Vasko is waiting and barking outside of the front door to let me know it's tea time for the animals too. Oh well, I best go get on with it or there will be no peace lol


  1. Sounds like tough work - you should have some serious arm muscles after using the scythe!

    All the best to you & David!

  2. I look like popeye at the moment but it's not muscles - I was bitten by something and have a huge lump on my arm lol.

    I'll be back out with the scythe later when it's cooled down - too hot now to do anything outside.

    Hope you and yours are doing well, you seem to be enjoying the running still and I'm really impressed with your stamina and times xx