I did a rather cute piece of stitchery yesterday evening (why can't computers learn to spell words like stitchery when you use it regularly?). I've got three primitive-style cat pictures that I'm going to do in redwork and frame in red fabrics. I'll post a picture once I've got the first one framed.
Yesterday morning two very efficient men came to remove our hedge. They had a machine out at the front of the house which chopped the bushes into woodchips straightaway and shot them into the back of the truck, then used another machine to grind out all of the stumps, then finished off with a kind of vacuum cleaner to clean up the grass and all of the back garden and the pavement outside. A very neat job, and since I for one think you can never see enough of men working here's a couple of photographs!
The two men over the road are digging up the front garden to make a hard standing. I hate to see it happen, but we gave in last year and had ours done too. One of the problems of living in many of the roads built back in Victorian times is that people didn't have cars then, so there's no room for garages. This road is so narrow and you often end up parking far away from the house so I can understand why so many people are giving up their front gardens for parking areas. It's a shame though - it detracts from the character of these old houses, and isn't good for wildlife or drainage. Something we shall definitely look for when we move is a house with a garage!