Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Retaining Wall

Retaining Wall

The old retaining wall was a good habitat for insects but had little structural integrity.

Minions Part 1

Minions Part 1

My first major trip out since the COVID lockdown, with the prospect of a major caching exercise on the radar. The chosen location was over to the east of Biggleswade for the One in a Minion series of puzzles. The form here is that it’s a bit of geoart that draws a Minion.

Big Bed

Big Bed

The biggest of the planting beds in the garden rework. It’s under the fence around the side.

Planting Bed #1

Planting Bed #1

The first of the new planting beds to be finished. Planting scheme selected by Ami.

Corner Bed

Corner Bed

Nothing round the side of the house is at right angles, so this bed fills a weirdly shaped corner.

Oceania and Asia

Oceania and Asia

A Bit of Background In the early part of August I was sitting at the PC one night and I got round to thinking about geocaching. I hadn't done any for ages (not since March, just before the COVID lockdowns started). OK, I'd been a bit busy trying to fix up the back...

Behind the Garage

Behind the Garage

A long, thin space that had become overgrown and unloved. Time to spruce it up a bit.

Side of the House

Side of the House

The most awkward area of the garden rework to plan and build, due to the absence of right angles.

The Grand Plan

The Grand Plan

I’d got tired of looking out of the windows at a back garden that was in desperate need of some TLC.

Small Fence

Small Fence

There was a small and nearly rotten bit of fence joining the house to the garage. Time to replace it.

Heal the World

Heal the World

The Sketch An attempt on the "Heal the World" series of 78 puzzle geocaches near [[Hadstock]] in [[Essex]]. The series forms a piece of geoart that looks much like a globe. Who could resist that, huh? I was accompanied by the Happy Hunter on a long day out. When they...

Leap Day Madness

Leap Day Madness

Leap day – one day every four years when people who are usually slightly insane tend to go completely doo-lally. On this particular occasion, I decided it would be a good idea to drive half way around the country saying hello to the same group of people in 11 different places.