This week's glorious weather meant there was no excuse for shirking the gardening.
Remember this snap of our garden from Monday's blog post?
To your left you'll just make out the edge of a buried garden pond.
This is what it looks like today after ruining my fingernails, scratching my arms to buggery and knackering the secateurs.
No wonder we needed a therapeutic charity shop session to soothe our battered bodies.
Ever wondered why there's never any decent menswear in charity shops? That'll be because Jon gets to it first. He managed to find himself a Diesel "Black Gold" waistcoat (£2), a Paul Smith pinstriped cotton jacket currently retailing at £425!(£4.50) and a 1960s Hardy Amies blazer (£3.99). Can you believe that I found an identical pair of brushed denim bell bottoms to the pair I picked up a fortnight ago? They were a quid from the same chazza shop. I also got a brown lace 1960s mini (£2.99), 1970s Californian label midi skirt (£1), dagger collar crimplene blouse (50p), crochet skull cap (£2) and Indian tooled leather handbag (£4.99)
What am I wearing? My Great-Grandmother's bone beads.
"You & Me, London" cotton maxi (20p, jumble sale), my trusty denim waistcoat and a heap of silver jewellery.
We're off for a well-earnt pint or three shortly, no doubt followed by a curry.
Hope you have a fantastic weekend.