I just hate working in the garden but I had to do some work today because tomorrow a new fence will be placed by the company that I hire from. Since I rent this place my garden has been a mess. After Miranda and I married my family paid for the removing of a lot of rubble and a couple of square yards of bamboo. After that we looked for a person who could put some paving in it but in the end I had to ask my dad because the people we wanted to hire never showed up. Beware this was a full year after the garden was emptied. After that I didn’t do a lot in my garden so it became a mess again.

This year I started to clean it up because we wanted Merlin to be able to play in a safe garden. I already got rid of a load of sand and stuff some weeks ago. Today we cleaned up all the paving so we could actually see all the stones again. There’s still some sand to get rid of because when it rains now it gets some sand of the borders onto the paving. But the garden is safe now and all the mess is gone. Just check out these pictures.

How it once was to how it is now.

What a mess
Some green stuff
Goodbye mess
A long way to go
The only good solution for bamboo
Heavy duty stuff to bring in....
Yellow sand
Paving in progress
Cat enjoying the result today
looks good
Now we can finally enjoy the sun

Go Holland, go Holland

You american guys might not know it but the European Championships soccer are busy at the moment and Holland is doing pretty good. In the first 2 matches they have defeated the current world champion & the runner-up from 2 years ago. Merlin like’s allt he orange stuff and likes to dress up accordingly.

Btw this was before he went to daycare on friday. He took it off before he went though.


We wanted to get some decent icecreams today but it turned out that where we wanted to get it was closed down for some cycling event. All shops where open but not a decent parkingspace to find nearby. So we turned around and went to my mom’s so taking the car wasn’t a waste. Gladly Merlin wasn’t to disappointed by it, he is know to throw a fit about these kind of things.


well the neighbor decided to drill a hole in the ceiling for a lamp. This made so much noise that i now have a 2 1/2 year old monkey hanging around my neck. Merlin’s really scared by it. Gwen doesn’t give a damn and continuous watching tv though.