The deck is coming along very well. Yesterday we bought the surface boards and finished screwing together the frame. I will post pictures when all the foundation is hidden and there are just the nice bits on show. Next we intend to do some railings and build a pergola on top. We will plant nice stuff round it. I am thinking things that smell really nice, like honeysuckle or Jasmine (or will that attract too many stingy and bitey things) and maybe a grape vine on the pergola. Because it gets so cold in the winter and dry in the summer one has to be careful what one chooses to plant.
Edward will be back from Scout camp tomorrow. He called yesterday and said he was having a good time. He is Senior Patrol Leader so he gets to make all the big decisions and boss everyone around. Let's hope he is doing it in a nice way! When he gets home the first thing I am sure he will need is a long hot shower. Apart from an inbuilt aversion to hot water, the bathing facitlities at camp leave a lot to be desired. Then he will no doubt want to catch up on the computer games and TV he has been deprived of all week. I am looking forward to having him home!
On the knitting front, I am knitting another secret project so can't say much about it. I have already changed my mind about the pattern because the first one, although lovely, did not showcase the yarn at it's best.
I need to do an extra row of crochet around my Vogue to stop the armholes and collar from rolling, then I will model it by popular request. I think I will make that a project for this evening.
My poor Lotus Blossom Tank is not being worked on at all. I am a bit scared about it now after all the problems others are having (see the Knitalong) with gauge and sizing.
I have signed up for a Secret Summer Santa on the Angel Yarns forum, which should be fun.
I am also sewing another secret project that is coming along well, if a little slowly - the recipient is around too much for me to work on it for very long at a time, but it has to be done soon.
Diet-wise, I am not doing too badly. I have lost 3lbs so far, and have not eaten any chocolate or had any syrupy coffees, or cakes in nearly two weeks, and haven't even really missed them. Holly, my diet-buddy, was on vacation this week so we had a sub for Power Bar and couldn't compare notes. This evening we did eat out but we just had very simply cooked halibut, salad, and a small portion of ice cream. My biggest sin was a glass of very nice New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon. It reminded me of Elderflower Presse that we used to enjoy in England but haven't seen here. I have been to water aerobics twice and power bar twice so far this week.