Saturday 23rd - Great Progress and a Ripping Yarn!
A relaxed and good humoured day with much progress to report. The second 50ft of platform wall has grown another 3 courses - 7 to go chaps! I chance my arm at some wall pointing which proved very therapeutic! The plan is to get the last 7 course up before Ron Briz goes on holiday in a couple of weeks. Weather permitting, this is quite do-able with a great team effort. Beyond that we should be able to back-fill the wall and put the coping stones on - what a great way to finish 2010!
In the morning I failed to keep the bonfire going (twice) and thereby failed my Boy Scout NVQ. It took the efforts of Dave B (the Fire Starter) to finish the job properly. Here he and Stewart are looking fairly smug over the dying embers. To cap it all I managed to rip the back side out of my jeans in the efforts and was the butt(!) of much hilarity (jealously I think?)