The landscaping is cracking on - they reckon they should finish the paving work this week and then it's some treated pine something and then the bog garden. Which is a favourite project of my husband. We had a lovely big bog garden in our old house, made out of an old pond that was indestructible concrete. The pond itself was about twenty feet across and two feet deep and covered with green slime. Which of course made it completely indistinguishable from the lawn, and a fifteen-month-old of our acquaintance plummeted straight into it on his first visit. So we knew we had to do something with it - and eventually we drained it, added soil and rock, and planted a heap of soggy-loving plants including an enormous gunnera and rushes and bog sedge. It looked awesome. We don't have anywhere near the space in our current dwarf garden but my husband reckons he's going to give it a go and put it in a little boggy space where the spa pool used to be.
And I'm keeping these shoes too - despite being a bit silly and high-heeled and only suitable for warm weather - I like yellow and don't have nearly enough yellow shoes.